Supported in the literature that highlights the need of memory assessment to screening learning difficulties, the aim of this study is to analyse the auditory verbal memory of students with different academic performance. The used sample was composed by 153 Portuguese students with ages between 12 and 14 years old (AVG= 12.43; SD=.63). The memory performance was evaluated by the narrative memory tasks, one of the tests of Coimbra’s Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (BANC; Simões et al., 2008). The children’s academic performances were evaluated by the Teacher’s Report. The main results showed that: (i) good auditory-verbal memory performance was associated with academic success at school; (ii) better performers in the immediate recall of stories than in the deferred. These results are discussed in terms of the need to increase the use of neuropsychological tools in the Portuguese school context to overcome the lack of diagnostic tools.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Cadernos de Saúde|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
- Neuropsychological assessment
- Auditory-verbal memory
- Academic performance