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Psico-USF

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CARDOSO, Lucila Moraes  and  CAPITAO, Cláudio Garcia. Evaluation of deaf children by the Colored Pyramids Test of Pfister. Psico-USF (Impr.) [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.2, pp.135-144. ISSN 1413-8271.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-82712007000200002.

The projective technique of the Colored Pyramids allows to know personality aspects from whom is been examined and can be useful for children's evaluation with communication difficulties, such as the deaf. This study had the goal of verifying technique evidences of validity Pfister to the deafness context and it intends to analyze possible influences of the educational models in the deaf children. 37 listeners and 81 deaf took part in this study, being 31 who use oral language, 29 bilingual and 21 total communication. The groups were composed by children from 6 to 12 years, both sexes and education students from elementary to sixth-grade classes. Comparing the groups, deaf and listeners, it was verified a larger prevalence of the violet color in deaf children. But among groups of deaf there was significant difference in the presence of some indicators of cognitive organization. This study, however, corroborates with the validity evidences for the use of the test Pfister with deaf children.

Keywords : Colored Pyramids Test of Pfister; Psychological evaluation; Deaf children.

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