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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
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FERRIOLLI, Silvia Helena Tortul; LINHARES, Maria Beatriz Martins; LOUREIRO, Sonia Regina and MARTURANO, Edna Maria. Indicators of learning potential obtained through assisted assessment. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2001, vol.14, n.1, pp.35-43. ISSN 0102-7972. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722001000100003.
This research intended to detect indicators of cognitive potential of children with school learning disability complaints, employing combined procedures of psychometric assessment (Raven) and assisted assessment (Constraint-seeking questions game with several figures ¾ PBFD). Twenty children with learning disability complaints, aged from eight to 11 years, were assessed, all referred for psychological evaluation in Health Services. PBFD was delineated by phases and carried out before (assessment) and after (re-assessment) a short duration psychopedagogic intervention. There was a variation in the performance of children in the psychometric assessment, with a tendency of predominance of the classification "definitely below the average". In the assisted assessment, there was variation in the cognitive performance profile, showing individual differences in cognitive difficulties and resources, both assessment and re-assessment moments. A subgroup of children needing few help and monitoring was distinguished, in contrast with a group that needed more assistance to implement efficient strategies for problem resolution.
Keywords : Cognitive assessment; assisted assessment; learning disability.