Executive functions and developmental disorders

Diagnosis, clinical treatment and educational intervention

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 15x21cm

Pages: 168

ISBN: 978-88-590-1246-7

Publication date: 01/01/2017


Written by the leading Italian experts in Child and Adolescent Neuropsychology, the book covers the most recent lines of research in the area of executive functions – in other words the set of abilities needed to control and regulate other cognitive functions and to monitor behaviour -, investigating specifically the role that they play in connection with the main developmental disorders.
Written for researchers, clinicians, rehabilitators and educators, Executive functions and developmental disorders presents a precise, thorough update on the evolution of theoretical knowledge and its potential application in specific diagnostic and rehabilitative programmes.

The authors of the contributions are Beatrice Bartoli, Barbara Carretti, Francesca Guaran, Silvia Lanfranchi, Deny Menghini, Cristiano Termine, Giovanni Valeri and Claudio Vio.

  • Executive functions and developmental disorders: a critical reinterpretation (Silvia Di Vara and Stefano Vicari)
    • Executive functions and autism spectrum disorders (Giovanni Valeri)
    • Working memory, executive functions and intellectual disability (Silvia Lanfranchi and Barbara Carretti)
    • Executive functions and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (Claudio Vio and Francesca Guaran)
    • Executive functions and dyslexia (Deny Menghini, Beatrice Bartoli and Cristiano Termine)