First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Julie LopesFollow

Title of Poster or Paper

Executive Function and Motor Control in Preschoolers


Dawn Melzer

Participation Type


College and Major available



University Commons

Start Day/Time

4-24-2019 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2019 5:00 PM

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Apr 24th, 2:00 PM Apr 24th, 5:00 PM

Executive Function and Motor Control in Preschoolers

University Commons

Previous research has found a connection between the development of executive function (EF) skills (planning, problem-solving and inhibitory control) and motor skill ability. Children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds have consistently scored lower on EF tasks compared to less disadvantage children. In the current study 3-5 year-olds from low socioeconomic areas were assessed for motor abilities and executive function skills. Executive function and motor abilities were positively correlated