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Delis–Kaplan Executive Functioning System

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Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

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The Delis–Kaplan Executive Function system (D-KEFS) is the first battery of tests designed exclusively for the assessment of executive functions in children and adults that has been normed on a large national sample representative of the demographic characteristics of the U.S. population (Delis, Kaplan, & Kramer, 2001a). Key objectives in the development of D-KEFS measures were to provide psychologists a comprehensive tool for assessing a wide array of executive functions, including cognitive flexibility, problem-solving, conceptual reasoning, inhibition, multitasking, and nonverbal and verbal creativity.

The D-KEFS can be distinguished from most other executive-function tests by its embrace of the “cognitive process approach” in which multiple measures are generated to isolate the mechanism of a patient’s poor score on a particular task (Delis, Kramer, Kaplan, & Ober, 2000; Kaplan, Fein, Kramer, Delis, & Morris, 1999). With the exception of the Wisconsin...

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Fine, E.M., Delis, D.C. (2011). Delis–Kaplan Executive Functioning System. In: Kreutzer, J.S., DeLuca, J., Caplan, B. (eds) Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79948-3_1539

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