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Revista Psicopedagogia

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LIMA, Ricardo Franco de; SALGADO, Cíntia Alves  and  CIASCA, Sylvia Maria. Neuropsychological and phonoaudiological performance in children with developmental dyslexia. Rev. psicopedag. [online]. 2008, vol.25, n.78, pp. 226-235. ISSN 0103-8486.

The objective of the present study was describing the findings of the neuropsychologic and phonologic evaluation battery in a sample of developmental dyslexic children. It was used at this study six participants with both genders, and age between 9 to 11 years old. The protocol of evaluating was composed by followed instruments: a) neuropsychological evaluation - Wechsler Intelligence Scales, Gestaltic Visomotor Bender Test, Luria Nebraska Test, Canceling Tests, Trail Making Test, Stroop Color Word Test, Tower of London, Wisconsin Card Sorting Test, Children's Depressive Inventory, Child Behavior Checklist; b) phonologic evaluation - Rapid Automatized Naming Test, Phonological Awareness Test, test of reading and writing, level of reading. The results evidencing that the dyslexic children have shown alterations in the time of nomination for verbal material, difficulties in the him/her proves, segmentation and transposition phonemics, lecture levels less of the scholar age and writing with phonologic and orthographic changes. The children shown intellectual level compatible for chronologic age and damage mainly in the activities that involve perceptual functions, of memory, attention and executives functions. It is fundamental the multidisciplinary evaluation because the findings support a precise diagnostic and the planning of the intervention.

Keywords : Dyslexia; Language disorders; Evaluation; Education.

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