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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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PICCOLO, Luciane da Rosa et al. Developmental delay in early childhood is associated with visual-constructive skills at school age in a Brazilian cohort. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2016, vol.29, 41.  Epub Oct 03, 2016. ISSN 1678-7153.

We investigated differences in IQ and visual-constructive skills in school-age children evaluated as developmentally delayed or typically developed in early childhood. Sixty-four participants from a Brazilian cohort were evaluated in IQ (Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence) and tasks of visual-spatial memory and visual-constructive skills through the Benton Visual Retention Test (BVRT) at school age. Neuropsychomotor development at 4 years of age was measured by Denver II. Developmentally delayed children showed lower IQs, lower scores, and more errors in copy and memory BVRT tasks when compared to typically developed children. Delay in neuropsychomotor development in early childhood may affect the subsequent cognitive development of children.

Keywords : Visual-spatial memory; Visual-constructive skills; Neuropsychomotor development; Children development.

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