This project aimed to examine the etiology of individual differences on attention problems, attention, executive functioning and cognition in preschool children. This project includes the first measurement of a longitudinal study on the source of individual differences in attention, executive functioning, and cognition in children. Behavioral data was collected with parental and teacher surveys (Aandachtstekort Stoornis met Hyperactiviteit (ASH), Teacher Report Form (TRF), Conners’ Rating Scale, and Devereux Child Behavior Rating Scale (DCB)). Neurocognitive data was collected with computerized tasks (ANT), IQ was assessed with the Revised Amsterdam Child Intelligence Test (RAKIT) and DNA samples were collected by buccal swabs.

Subject age
  • 5.0 - 6.0 years
Time span From 1995-01-01 to 1996-01-01
Geographic location NL
Dorret I. Boomsma
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Leo M.J. de Sonneville
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Funding information
Determinanten Aandacht; Praeventie Fonds
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