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BARBOSA, Patricia Manfrin Fontes; BERNARDES, Neide Guzmán Blanco; MISORELLI, Mari Ivone  and  CHIAPPETTA, Ana Lúcia de Magalhães Leal. Relation between the visual memory and the ortographic performance in the children attending the 2nd and 3rd years at the elementary school. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2010, vol.12, n.4, pp.598-607. ISSN 1516-1846.

PURPOSE: in this relate the visual memory to orthographic performance of children's handwriting from 2nd and 3rd years of elementary school. METHODS: it was analyzed 61 children, male and female, with average age between 8 and 9 years old, were analyzed. The children were evaluated in classroom, by the examiner, during the 2nd semester of the school year, in 3 different stages: oral dictation valuation of isolated words, of silent reading valuation of isolated words and visual memory analysis through the Rey Complex Figure. RESULTS: it was noticed that orthographic mistakes reduces during visual dictation, when compared to oral dictation; children who make more orthographic mistakes during dictation, have worse performance on the Rey Complex Figure; children from 3rd year have less frequency of orthographic mistakes and better performance on the Rey Complex Figure, when compared to 2nd year children. CONCLUSION: visual memory is an important fact during orthographic development, helping children to understand better the acquisition of orthographic rules.

Keywords : Language; Memory; Visual Perception; Dyslexia; Learning Disorders.

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