HOW DOES CHILDHOOD INATTENTION IMPACT ON THE EMERGING COGNITIVE LANDSCAPE?

Grant number: DP170103522 | Funding period: 2017 - 2021

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Abstract

This project aims to determine whether behavioural and cognitive inattention differentially map onto early and later developing cognitive skills such as numeracy and literacy. Lack of focus and concentration, distractibility, poor task completion and forgetfulness are common manifestations of inattention and can insidiously affect learning skills that need attention as a building block such as literacy and numeracy skills. However, how attention affects their acquisition, across development, is not fully known. The findings are expected to guide cognitive-based interventions to improve attention skills as a mechanism for improving children’s learning trajectories in the first years of school..

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