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CRUZ-RODRIGUES, Camila et al. Cognitive profiles of children and adolescents with dyslexia on WISC-III. Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.66, n.2, pp. 17-35. ISSN 1809-5267.

Cognitive assessment in Development Dyslexia is of paramount important because it is a part of the diagnostic criteria and it can assist in the planning of effective interventions allowing to identify a profile of difficulties and facilities on the specific tasks. This aim of this study was to investigate the profile on the WISC-III. For such, 123 participants with developmental dyslexia were assessment. The age ranges from 8 to 14 years old, with 83 (67,5%) boys and 40 (52,5%) girls, belonging to private (52,8%) and public (47,%) schools. Clusters analysis showed 3 profiles according to WISC-III measures. ANOVA showed differences between all groups in the IQ measures and in majority of the subtests. No differences were found between groups in age and grade. Furthermore, there was a higher number of subjects in public schools in the group with lower performance in the WISC-III subtests.

Keywords : Dyslexia; Reading Disorder; Cognition; Intelligence; WISC.

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