Executive Functions in Language Development and Arithmetical Learning: Behavioral and Neuropsychological Insights

October 7, 2022 | Digital Symposium
Timezone: CET [GMT+2]
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2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Opening & Welcome
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Keynote 1 (via Zoom)

Working Memory and Math Performance: From Correlations to Intervention
Kerry Lee (The Education University of Hong Kong, HKG)

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Coffee Break
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Panel 1 (via Zoom)

Adults and Children’s Strategy Selection and Execution in Multi-digit Subtraction: The Role of Executive Functions
Stijn Van Der Auwera, Bert De Smedt, Joke Torbeyns, & Lieven Verschaffel (KU Leuven, BEL)

Examining the Structure of Math-related Executive Function Beliefs in Children
Yi Feng (University of California, US), Martin Buschkuehl (MIND Research Institute, US), & Susanne M. Jaeggi (University of California, US)

Dimensionality of Executive Functions and Processing Speed across Two Time Points in Preschoolers
Anssi Vanhala (University of Helsinki, FIN), Kerry Lee (The Education University of Hong Kong, HKG), Johan Korhonen (Åbo Akademi University, FIN), & Pirjo Aunio (University of Helsinki, FIN)

Children with Mathematical Learning Difficulties – How do Their Working Memory Skills Differ from Typically Developing First Graders?
Kirsten Winkel (University of Applied Sciences Saarbrücken, GER) & Isabell Zipperle (University of Mainz, GER)

Working Memory Task Choice in Future Studies Focusing on Arithmetic, Finger Counting and Working Memory
Fanny Ollivier (University of Angers, FRA), Nathalie Bonneton-Botté (University of Brest, FRA), & Yvonnick Noël (University of Rennes, FRA)

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Big Break & Digital Poster Viewing
(via Wonder)

Relational Reasoning in Routine and Adaptive Arithmetic Knowledge
Hilma Halme & Jake McMullen (University of Turku, FIN)

The Contribution of Cognitive Flexibility to Arithmetic Skills in Chinese Children
Lei Huang & Michelle R. Ellefson (University of Cambridge, UK)

Exploring the Effects of Executive Functions and Mathematical Skills on Physics Problem Solving
Konstantinos G. Tsigaridis, Rui Wang, & Michelle R. Ellefson (University of Cambridge, UK)

How do Deaf Children Learn and Process Language at an Early Age? A Comprehensive Literature Review on the Role of Eye Movement from Non-WEIRD Countries
Nikita Ghodke (Jain University, IND)

6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Keynote 2 (via Zoom)

Reciprocal Working Memory and Language Influences, and the Power of Language for Supporting Learning
Lisa Archibald (University of Western Ontario, CA)

6:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Coffee Break
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Panel 2 (via Zoom)

The Role of Phonological and Semantic Representations in Verbal Working Memory
Theresa Pham & Lisa Archibald (University of Western Ontario, CA)

How Inhibition Skills and Memory Capacity modulate the on-line Processing of non-canonical Sentences in German-speaking Four-year-olds
Christine S. Schipke & Flavia Adani (Freie Universität Berlin, GER)

How do Socioeconomic Attainment Gaps in Early Maths Ability Arise? An Exploration into Working Memory, Inhibitory Control, and Verbal Ability
Ella James-Brabham (University of Sheffield, UK), Emma Blakey (University of Sheffield, UK), Sella Francesco (Loughborough University, UK), Paul Wakeling (University of York, UK), & Dan Carroll (University of Sheffield, UK)

The Role of Executive Functions in Metaphonological and Arithmetic Skills in Elementary School
Óscar Nadal, Cristina Hernandez, Marina Andreu, Maria Gracia, Rebeca Santamaría, & Noelia Sánchez (University of Zaragoza, ESP)

The Interplay of Executive Functions and Linguistic Skills in English Reading Comprehension
Claudia Pik-Ki Chu & Michelle R. Ellefson (University of Cambridge, UK)

8:30 pm
Closing and Digital Social Activities