Visual Perception of Students with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
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Paola Matiko Martins Okuda and Giseli Donadon Germano
This chapter aimed to characterize and compare the viso-motor perception of
students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and students with good
academic performance. Methods: Forty male students (100%) from the 2nd to the 5th
grades of an elementary public school, aged between 7 to 10 years and 8 months old
participated in the study. They were divided into two groups: GI (20 students with
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and GII (20 students with good academic
performance), paired according to age, grade level, and gender. The students were
submitted to the Developmental Test of Visual Perception. Results: Students of GI
presented inferior performance in spatial position and visual closure (reduced motor)
when compared to GII and performance equivalent to lower age students in reduced
motor perception. Conclusion: The difficulties in viso-motor perception presented by
students of GI cannot be attributed to a primary deficit, but to a secondary phenomenon
of inattention that directly interferes in their viso-motor performance.
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity, Evaluation, Visual
perception, Motor skills.
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