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Principles of Frontal Lobe Function$
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Donald T. Stuss and Robert T. Knight

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195134971

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134971.001.0001

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Executive Functions after Frontal Lobe Injury: A Developmental Perspective

Executive Functions after Frontal Lobe Injury: A Developmental Perspective

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(p.504) 30 Executive Functions after Frontal Lobe Injury: A Developmental Perspective
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Principles of Frontal Lobe Function
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Vicki Anderson

Harvey S. Levin

Rani Jacobs

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134971.003.0030

This chapter contrasts normal cerebral and cognitive development with that of children who have sustained frontal pathology. It focuses specifically on the domain of executive function, with the assumption that frontal regions are essential to the development and implementation of efficient executive skills. It discusses two studies from that illustrate the impact of frontal lobe pathology during childhood and the problems of assessing these skills accurately with current methodologies. The first study describes an ongoing program of research that examines the range of executive deficits exhibited by children who have sustained traumatic brain injury involving the frontal regions. The second study investigates the impact of focal frontal lesions during childhood, with an emphasis on approaches to the measurement of executive function.

Keywords:   cerebral development, cognitive development, children, executive function, frontal lobes, traumatic brain injury

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