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Revista Psicopedagogia

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SOUZA, Marlene Cabral de  and  GOMES, Claudia. Neuroscience and intellectual deficit: contributions towards pedagogical action. Rev. psicopedag. [online]. 2015, vol.32, n.97, pp. 104-114. ISSN 0103-8486.

It is considered that students with deficits Intellectuals, among which students with Down syndrome require methodological interventions that nurture them access to knowledge in school. These students due to the limitations resulting from their intellectual and cognitive development indicate peculiarities relating to learning, which should be considered by the teacher. In this sense, the aim of this work classified as a bibliographic research aims to understand the contributions that neuroscience has to learn that public, regarding the dynamics and favoring access, attendance and developing pedagogical actions as justified by the principles of inclusive education. The discussions aim to advance the discussion of training and teaching performance based on recognition of the cognitive science foundations of learning, and the facets that make up the brain and its connections, and how these elements not only promote the development of strategies to minimize the impact of losses of tables intellectual deficit, but above all to position teachers as key agents in the mediation process, this action should be contemplated based on understanding the characteristics and potential of these students, the light of theoretical, scientific and procedural advances under the precepts of neuroscience.

Keywords : Neurosciences; Down syndrome; Education of intellectually disabled; Mainstreaming (Education).

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