SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.6 issue2Research about the therapeutic efficacy and theoretical interpretation on operational brief psychotherapyGrowing old and episodic memory: performance of 15 old people in the BVMT-R and HVLT-R author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Psicologia Hospitalar

On-line version ISSN 2175-3547


IGNACIO, Michele Guiterres et al. Wechsler Intelligence Scale Children in the inquirity of ADHD. Psicol. hosp. (São Paulo) [online]. 2008, vol.6, n.2, pp. 61-73. ISSN 2175-3547.

Purpose: To evaluate the intellectual performance of children diagnosed with ADHD and analyze the efficiency of WISC-III. Methods: 30 children diagnosed with ADHD (23 with ADHD only and 7 with ADHD and comorbidity, both gender, and ages between 7 and 16 years old, proceeding from the SEPIA-IPq-HCFMUSP. Results: The groups showed difficulties in the following subtests: Information, Coding and Arithmetic when they were compared with normative sample. However, when both groups were compared with normative sample we verified that only the group with ADHD only presented difficulties in two subtests: Digit span and Symbol Search. Discussion: Although this study has not found significant differences in the general indexes, it's possible to state that below average performance in Information, Arithmetic, Coding, Digit span and Symbol Search can suggest weakness, in this group, related to attentional amplitude, concentration and processing speed which result in difficulties in acquiring new information

Keywords : Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children; WISC-III; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; ADHD.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )


Creative Commons License