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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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GERA, Adriana Aparecida Silvestre  and  LINHARES, Maria Beatriz Martins. Cognitive assisted assessment: strategies of constraint-seeking information questions in problems' resolution. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2006, vol.19, n.1, pp.74-82. ISSN 0102-7972.

The aim of the study was to assess indicators of the cognitive potential of children with learning disability complaints, using combined procedure of psychometric assessment (Raven) and assisted cognitive assessment (Constraintseeking questions game with several figures CSQ - SF). Thirty-four learning disabled children were assessed (8 11 years). CSQ - SF is designed by phases, initial with no assistance (SAJ), assistance (ASS), immediate maintenance (MAN), posterior maintenance (MANP), transference I (TRFI) and transference II (TRFII) and it assesses performance, cognitive operations and behavior. In the sample, 59% of the children were classified below average in Raven. Phases ASS, MAN, MANP, TRF-I and TRF-II in comparison to SAJ shows significant increase of relevant questions and of the number of correct answers (except in the TRF-I). There was a significant increase of the number of children with positive cognitive operations in ASS, MAN, TRF-I and TRF-II in relation to SAJ. The positive behaviors occurred in at least 62% in all phases.

Keywords : Cognitive assessment; assisted assessment; learning disabled.

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