L'importanza della lettura critica dei test neuropsicologici

Translated title of the contribution: Importance of a critical reading of neuropsychological testing

M. Chiappedi, I. M C Baschenis, R. Dolci, M. Bejor

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Neuropsychological testing has become an important part of the diagnostic tools available to assess children's functioning. Tests are routinely use to establish diagnosis, measure patient's impairment and drive rehabilitation. The authors present the clinical case of a eight-year-old girl, sent to our Child Neuropsychiatry and Rehabilitation Unit for a suspected Specific Learning Disorder. Peculiar findings regarding attention and reading ability became evident during the initial evaluation; a mistaken diagnosis of dyslexia was avoided by carefully examining her global functioning (in particular sight, as she suffered from hyperopia but more importantly she had an insufficient control of vertical saccadic movements) and the strategies she used during testing. This constitutes a good example of the need to take into consideration the patient as a whole during any assessment, including neuropsychological testing.

Translated title of the contributionImportance of a critical reading of neuropsychological testing
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)239-245
Number of pages7
JournalMinerva Pediatrica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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