A Comparison of Direct and Indirect Measures of Executive Functioning

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 6: Recent Developments in Assessment and Research

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. appropriately interpret data from tests of executive functioning.
  2. understand the constructs measured by different types of executive functioning measures.
  3. choose appropriate executive functioning measures.


While the assessment of executive functioning has become a mainstream part of psychoeducational test batteries, debate continues as to how to best assess executive functions. This poster presents the results of a study comparing direct (performance-based) and indirect (ratings) measures of executive functioning. The utility and relative merits of various methods of assessing executive functioning in diagnosis and treatment planning will be discussed.



Esther Stavrou, PhD, Yeshiva University


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