Journal article

Developmental Trajectory of Information-Processing Skills in Children: Computer-Based Assessment

Jacqueline Williams, Louise M Crowe, Julian Dooley, Alex Collie, Gavin Davis, Paul McCrory, Helen Clausen, David Maddocks, Vicki Anderson

APPLIED NEUROPSYCHOLOGY-CHILD | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

There are significant merits to a comprehensive cognitive assessment, but they are also time-consuming, costly, and susceptible to practice effects and may not detect change in the context of medical interventions or minor brain disruptions. Brief computer-based assessments focused on "fluid" cognitive domains (e.g., information-processing skills), which are vulnerable to disruption as a result of a brain injury, may provide an alternative assessment option. This study sought to: (a) examine the utility of a well-established, adult-based computerized tool, CogSport for Kids (CogState), for evaluating information-processing skills in children and adolescents; and (b) to report normative data ..

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