Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Print version ISSN 0004-282X
On-line version ISSN 1678-4227
PESTUN, Magda S. Vanzo; CIASCA, Sylvia and GONCALVES, Vanda Maria Gimenes. The importance of interdisciplinary staff in the diagnosis of developmental dyslexia: case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2002, vol.60, n.2A, pp.328-332. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2002000200029.
We describe the work of the interdisciplinary staff of FCM/UNICAMP for the diagnosis of developmental dyslexia, evaluating a 9 years old boy from the second year of a first grade public school. The procedure consisted of four stages: 1) Interview with the mother (anamnesis); 2) neuropsychological evaluation; 3) specific evaluation for reading and writing skills; 4) complementary exams. The results revealed that the child presented normal intelligence, normal auditory and visual function but difficulties in reading specific test, in auditory short-term memory (specially in auditory sequences), and in phonological conscience, as well as slowness, lack of concentration, slight neurological signs and hypoperfusion of the mesial portion of the temporal lobe. These data suggest that the child has developmental dyslexia of mixed type, requiring psychopedagogic follow-up.
Keywords : developmental dyslexia; interdisciplinary staff; diagnosis.