Organizational strategy use in children aged 5-7: standardization and validity of the Rey Complex Figure Organizational Strategy Score (RCF-OSS)

R. Martens, P.P.M. Hurks, J. Jolles

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Abstract

This study investigated psychometric properties (standardization and validity) of the Rey Complex Figure Organizational Strategy Score (RCF-OSS) in a sample of 217 healthy children aged 5-7 years. Our results showed that RCF-OSS performance changes significantly between 5 and 7 years of age. While most 5-year-olds used a local approach when copying the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure (ROCF), 7-year-olds increasingly adopted a global approach. RCF-OSS performance correlated significantly, but moderately with measures of ROCF accuracy, executive functioning (fluency, working memory, reasoning), and non-executive functioning (visual-motor integration, visual attention, processing speed, numeracy). These findings seem to indicate that RCF-OSS performance reflects a range of cognitive skills at 5 to 7 years of age, including aspects of executive and non-executive functioning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)954-973
Number of pages20
JournalNeuropsychology, Development and Cognition. Section D: The Clinical Neuropsychologist
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • ADHD
  • CHILDHOOD
  • CONSTRUCTION
  • COPY
  • Children
  • Developmental trajectories
  • EXECUTIVE FUNCTION
  • Executive functions
  • PATTERNS
  • PERFORMANCE
  • Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure
  • SYSTEM
  • Strategy use

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