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Revista Psicopedagogia

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DINIZ, Joyce Moreira; CORREA, Jane  and  MOUSINHO, Renata. Cognitive profile of children with dyslexia and children with ADHD. Rev. psicopedag. [online]. 2020, vol.37, n.112, pp. 18-28. ISSN 0103-8486.

The present study examined the cognitive profile of children with dyslexia and children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), aged from 7 to 9 years. The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV) enabled comparisons of clinical groups performance in its various indexes and subtests. The group with dyslexia performed best in Verbal Comprehension and Perceptual Reasoning, while their greatest difficulty was in the Working Memory Index. The best performance of children with ADHD was observed in the Perceptual Organization Index, while the Processing Speed represented their greatest difficulty. Understanding children's potentials and difficulties in cases of learning difficulties contributes to adequate interventions to ensure access to inclusive quality education.

Keywords : Dyslexia; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV).

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