Assessing cognitive functions in children

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.Dhlamini
KEYWORDS: ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS, CHILDREN, COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-july-2013/assessing-cognitive-functions-in-children#sthash.0RZMeiVU.dpuf
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Abstract

The question of cognitive functions in children is an important one. Project SIZE is a study running over time (longitudinal) that aims to generate usable information about how the co-occurring hardships caused by poverty and HIV/AIDS affect South African children. It also assesses the reach and influence of current government-funded grants and services in mitigating these adversities, writes Lebohang Dhlamini. Cognitive function is the intellectual process by which one becomes aware of, perceives, or comprehends ideas. It involves all aspects of perception, thinking, reasoning, and remembering.