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Développement des Fonctions Exécutives chez les Enfants Libanais

Abstract : EF development is potentially influenced by culture and sociodemographic variables. However, relevant studies on EF in children rarely focus on Arabic speaking, Middle Eastern children. The current study focused on adapting EF tests (CEF-B) for children to the Arabic language and examine the developmental trajectories of school-aged Lebanese children in four EF domains (inhibition, flexibility, working memory and planning) as well as the effects of gender and parent’s education level. The study population included 100 Lebanese children aged from 6 to 12-years old who were grouped and matched for age, gender, and parental level of education. Results revealed a main effect of age on measures of inhibition, working memory and planning and to a lesser extent, flexibility. The effect of gender was non-significant whereas the effect of mother and father’s level of education were significant. Another objective of this study was to assess, through a clinical case study, the sensitivity of the Arabic version of the CEF-B and describe, for the first time, a dysexecutive profile in a Lebanese child. A comprehensive neuropsychological assessment was conducted on an 8-year old Lebanese boy with frontal lobe epilepsy. Among the tools used, Arabic adaptations of the CEF-B and the BRIEF were administered to the young boy to assess EF. Results suggested the presence of a Language Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and major impairments in most EF skills. He showed EF impairments as assessed through Arabic adaptations of the CEF-B and the BRIEF (Parent form), providing preliminary evidence suggesting that those tests are sensitive to the EF difficulties accompanying FLE.
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Cynthia Roukoz. Développement des Fonctions Exécutives chez les Enfants Libanais. Psychologie. Université d'Angers, 2020. Français. ⟨NNT : 2020ANGE0028⟩. ⟨tel-03272729⟩



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