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SALLES, Jerusa Fumagalli de et al. Development of the Child Brief Neuropsychological Assessment Battery NEUPSILIN-INF. Psico-USF [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.3, pp. 297-305. ISSN 1413-8271. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-82712011000300006.
The aim of this study is to present the development process and content validation of Child Brief Neuropsychological Assessment Battery NEUPSILIN-INF, which briefly assesses the components of eight neuropsychological functions in school-aged children: orientation, attention, visual perception, memory, arithmetic abilities, language, visuoconstructive abilities and executive functions. The process comprised: 1) the analysis of the original NEUPSILIN instrument and definition of the functions and tasks to be adapted for the child neuropsychological assessment; 2) the development of new tasks considered as fundamental for the assessment in children; 3) pilot study 1 with the preliminary version of the instrument; 4) analysis by specialist judges; 5) pilot studies 2 and 3, new reformulation of the instrument's tasks and preparation of its final version. The instrument presented appropriate face and content validity.
Keywords : Children; Neuropsychological tests; Neuropsychology; Cognition; Psychometrics.