June 8-9, 2010
Day 1: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Day 2: Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Continental Breakfast and Registration
Welcome and Introductions
Alan Guttmacher, M.D.
Acting Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Peggy McCardle, Ph.D., M.P.H.Child Development & Behavior Branch (CDBB), Center for Research on Mothers and Children (CRMC), NICHD
Rebecca DelCarmen Wiggins, Ph.D.CDBB, CRMC, NICHD
Session Chair: Peggy McCardle, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Executive Functioning and Children's Regulation: Conceptual Issues Nancy Eisenberg, Ph.D., Arizona State University
Measurement: Developmentally Sensitive Approaches to Measuring Executive Functions in Preschoolers Stephanie Carlson, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Executive Functions in Early Childhood: An Integrative Systems Perspective Clancy Blair, Ph.D., New York University
Measuring Cognitive Self Regulation in Relation to School Readiness: Illustrative Example Mark Lipsey, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Fred Morrison, Ph.D. (PDF - 656 KB), University of Michigan
Susan Calkins, Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Session I Open Discussion
Session Chair: Valerie Maholmes, Ph.D.
Infant Roots of Later Cognition/Executive Functioning Susan Rose, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University
Development of Sustained Selective Attention During the Preschool Years: Evidence from a New Object Tracking Task Anna Fisher, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
Structure, Measurement and Development of Preschool Executive Control Kimberly Andrews Espy, Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Assessing Development Trajectories of Executive Function in Low-Income, Ethnic Minority Preschoolers: Opportunities and Challenges Margaret Caughy, Sc.D., The University of Texas School of Public Health
Longitudinal Measurement of Executive Functions in the Family Life Project Michael Willoughby, Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Andrew Meltzoff, Ph.D. (PDF - 2 MB), University of Washington
Session II Open Discussion
Session Chair: Lisa Freund, Ph.D.
Neuroimaging and Mechanisms Underlying the Early Development of Executive Functions (Prenatal to Age 4) John Gilmore, M.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Neural Network Models and Mechanisms of Cognitive Control in Preschoolers Yuko Munakata, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
Socioeconomic Status and Early Experience: Interrelations with Stress Physiology and Executive Function Daniel Hackman, M.A., University of Pennsylvania
Psychobiology of Executive Functions in Early Development Martha Ann Bell, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Session Chair: Rebecca DelCarmen-Wiggins, Ph.D.
Session Chair: Jim Griffin, Ph.D.
The Headstart/REDI Program: Promoting Executive Functions Through Prevention Programs Karen Bierman, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
The Kids in Transition to School Program: Increasing Self Regulation and School Readiness in At-Risk Children Katherine Pears, Ph.D., Oregon Social Learning Center
Exercise and Executive Functions in Early Childhood Betsy Hoza, Ph.D., University of Vermont
Ways to Improve Executive Functions in Preschool Children and Why That Is Important to Do Adele Diamond, Ph.D., University of British Columbia
Rick Wagner, Ph.D. (PDF - 125 KB), Florida State University (member of the NICHD Advisory Council)
Break Out Sessions and Working Lunch
Session I Recommendations for Future Research
Session II Recommendations for Future Research
Session III Recommendations for Future Research
Session IV Recommendations for Future Research
Session V Recommendations for Future Research
General Discussion/Products of the Meeting
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