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OLIVEIRA, Rosinda Martins  and  CHARCHAT-FICHMAN, Helenice. Brazilian children performance on Rey’s auditory verbal learning paradigm. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2008, vol.66, n.1, pp.40-44. ISSN 0004-282X.

The Rey Auditory Verbal Learning paradigm is worldwide used in clinical and research settings. There is consensus about its psychometric robustessness and that its various scores provide relevant information about different aspects of memory and learning. However, there are only a few studies in Brazil employing this paradigm and none of them with children. This paper describes the performance of 119 Brazilian children in a version of Rey´s paradigm. The correlations between scores showed the internal consistency of this version. Also, the pattern of results observed was very similar to that observed in foreign studies with adults and children. There was correlation between age in months and recall scores, showing that age affects the rhythm of learning. These results were discussed based on the information processing theory.

Keywords : memory; child; Rey auditory verbal learning; cognitive science; neuropsychology.

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