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Preschool program improves cognitive control
Science Magazine (2007)
  • Adele Diamond
  • William S Barnett, Rutgers University
  • Jessica Thomas, Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway
  • Sarah Munro, University of British Columbia
Abstract
Executive functions (EFs), also called cognitive control, are critical for success in school and life. Although EF skills are rarely taught, they can be. The Tools of the Mind (Tools) curriculum improves EFs in preschoolers in regular classrooms with regular teachers at minimal expense. Core EF skills are (i) inhibitory control (resisting habits, temptations, or distractions), (ii) working memory (mentally holding and using information), and (iii) cognitive flexibility (adjusting to change) (1, 2).
Keywords
  • Preschool
Publication Date
2007
Citation Information
Adele Diamond, William S Barnett, Jessica Thomas and Sarah Munro. "Preschool program improves cognitive control" Science Magazine Vol. 318 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/william_barnett/6/