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Revista Psicopedagogia

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FLOR, Cristiane Marx. Cognitive Profile of a Child with Prior Diagnosis of Developmental Dyslexia Associated with Central Auditory Processing Disorder: Case Study. Rev. psicopedag. [online]. 2018, vol.35, n.106, pp. 104-115. ISSN 0103-8486.

OBJECTIVE: This study had the purpose to do a comparative analysis of the cognitive profile of a child with prior diagnosis of Developmental Dyslexia (DD) associated with Central Auditory Processing Disorder, with the DD's profiles described in the literature. METHODS: The cognitive domains of language, memory, academic abilities, perceptual abilities, attention, speed processing and executive functions were investigated through a battery of neuropsychological tests. Additionally, a literature review about the cognitive profiles of DD was conducted. RESULTS: The results showed low Perceptual Reasoning Index in the WISC-IV. The domains of language, academic abilities and perceptual organization were limited comparing to other children at the same age and to the results of the patient in the domains of attention, memory and non-complex executive functions. CONCLUSION: In accordance with the DD profiles investigated in the literature, the patient's cognitive profile showed: 1. Phonological deficits. 2. Poor school achievement. 3. Executive dysfunctions related to planning, self-monitoring and abstract reasoning. 4. Problems in forming, articulating and understanding verbal concepts. 5. Characteristic reading and misspelling errors. 6. Deficits in the phonological working memory and semantic memory. 7. Episodic memory preserved. Differing from the profiles depicted in the literature, this study showed: 1. Working Memory Index in WISC-IV in normal levels. 2. Lowered Perceptual Reasoning Index. 3. Deficits in visual-perceptual skills.

Keywords : Dyslexia; Auditory Processing Disorder; Cognitive Profile; Case Studies.

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