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Revista Psicopedagogia

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ANDRADE, Maria José; CARVALHO, Mariana Coelho; ALVES, Rauni Jandé Roama  e  CIASCA, Sylvia Maria. Students performance in attention tests and executive functions: a comparative study. Rev. psicopedag. [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.101, pp. 123-132. ISSN 0103-8486.

INTRODUCTION: Executive functions and attention are important cortical functions to the learning process and are involved with the development of educational skills of reading, writing and arithmetic, as well as allowing the individual engaging in their daily actions. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between executive functions, attention and academic performance of children with and without learning disabilities, of both sexes and aged between 10-11 years, the fifth year of a public school. METHOD: The study included 27 children who were evaluated using the instruments for attention: Cancellation Test and Trail Making Test Part A; for executive functions; Trail Making Test - Part B, Stroop Color Word Test and Tower of London; to assess the intellectual capacity: Raven Progressive Matrices. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The results indicate that children with learning disorders have underperformed the instruments that evaluate executive functions and attention when compared to children without difficulties.

Palavras-chave : Attention; Executive function; Learning disorders.

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