Atenção, memória e estrutura visuo-perceptiva em crianças e adolescentes com perturbação de hiperactividade com déficie de atenção (PHDA)

  • Joana Filipa Romão Correia (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Attention défices hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder, common in childhood, characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity. These behaviors may result in cognitive difficulties. There is no consensus in the literature about the nature, magnitude and specificity of the cognitive difficulties caused by this disturbance, thus the main objective of this study is to identify the existence of a neuropsychological profile in ADHD children from 7 to 15 years through a neuropsychological assessment of the areas of attention, working memory, test of visual-perceptual ability and visual memory. In this study, we compared a group of ADHD with a control group to identify the déficess of ADHD group. The results of this study suggest that children with ADHD have difficulty in tests of attention, working memory, visual-perceptual ability and visual memory.
Date of Award2015
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorGóis Horácio (Supervisor) & Filipa Ribeiro (Co-Supervisor)


  • Attention Défices Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention
  • Working memory
  • Structuring visual-perceptual
  • Visual memory


  • Mestrado em Neuropsicologia

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