Share Paper: The eFun App: A New Tool to Measure Executive Functions to Support Learning in a Child-Friendly, Valid and Engaging Way.

  1. Valeska Berg, Edith Cowan University, Australia
  2. Mark McMahon, Edith Cowan University, Australia
  3. Shane Rogers, Edith Cowan University, Australia
  4. Michael Garrett, Cinglevue International, Australia
  5. Dominic Manley, Cinglevue International, Australia
Tuesday, June 25 10:45 AM-11:15 AM De Dam 1

Abstract: Executive Functions (EFs) such as cognitive flexibility, working memory and inhibition regulate cognition in ways that support success in school and life. Although the interest in children’s EFs is steadily increasing, measuring EFs and their interrelations remains a challenge. The problem with most of the existing EF measurement tools is that they are out-dated, not child-friendly and not ecologically valid. Furthermore, most measurement tools are designed for clinical use and therefore accessibility to the broader public like schools is limited. This paper introduces a new way of supporting EFs in children through interactive games that aim to measure executive functions ...