PO026: Direct and Indirect Measures of Attention Relation to Math Performance

Thursday, February 20, 2014 9:30 AM–11:00 AM


The role of attention in reading has been established; however research regarding attentional mechanisms involved in mathematics is in its infancy. The present study examines how indirect measures of behavioral inattention and direct measures of sustained attention are related to math performance in typically developing children. Practitioners will gain exposure to research regarding attentional processes, behavioral symptoms of inattention, and mathematics performance and its bearing on improving assessment and interventions aimed at reducing academic underachievement.


Seema Mahdavi, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI