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Psicologia em Pesquisa

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SALVADOR, Larissa de Souza et al. Investigation of Cognitive Domains in Williams Syndrome's Patients Using Wechsler's Scales. Psicol. pesq. [online]. 2013, vol.7, n.2, pp. 200-207. ISSN 1982-1247.

Williams Syndrome (WS) is a disease of genetic etiology caused by micro-deletions at the 7q11.23 region. WS's patients may present verbal IQ significantly higher than the performance one, which could explain the recurrent deficit in visuospatial abilities and the preservation of some verbal skills. The study aimed at analyzing the cognitive profile of a case series including WS patients, using Wechsler's Intelligence Scale. The sample was composed of ten patients. The results showed a similar pattern of performance among participants in the verbal scale; however, the performance IQ was more associated with total IQ. We observed a discrepancy between verbal and nonverbal abilities in 40% of the participants.

Palavras-chave : intelligence measures; Wechsler intelligence scale for children; Wechsler adult intelligence scale.

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