Sara Magallón

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The aim is to assess repetition-based learning of procedures in children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD), reading disorder (RD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Participants included 187 children, studied in 4 groups: (a) DCD comorbid with RD and ADHD (DCD+RD+ADHD) (n = 30); (b) RD comorbid with ADHD (RD+ADHD) (n = 48);(More)
INTRODUCTION Procedural learning (PL) is a part of implicit memory (Shiffrin and Schneider, 1977) and is based on brain subsystems of associative cortex and its connections with basal ganglia and cerebellum (Squire, 1992). PL gives the human individual a gain in freedom: automatic healthy cognitive and motor skills help to save an important amount of(More)
INTRODUCTION The main disabilities in non-verbal learning disorder (NLD) are: the acquisition and automating of motor and cognitive processes, visual spatial integration, motor coordination, executive functions, difficulty in comprehension of the context, and social skills. AIMS. To review the research to date on NLD, and to discuss whether the term(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the relationship between behavioural profile of children suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the previous behavioural style of these patients as toddlers. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We asked the parents of 50 schoolchildren with ADHD, and those of 30 controls, to fill in a Spanish version of the Toddler(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify effective motor training interventions for children with developmental coordination disorder from research graded as high quality (using objective criteria) for the purpose of informing evidence-based clinical practice. DATA SOURCES We followed the guidance for conducting systematic reviews issued by the Centre for Reviews and(More)
BACKGROUND Procedural memory allows acquisition, consolidation and use of motor skills and cognitive routines. Automation of procedures is achieved through repeated practice. In children, improvement in procedural skills is a consequence of natural neurobiological development and experience. METHODS The aim of the present research was to make a(More)
INTRODUCTION Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been related to increased rates of unintentional injuries. However, the magnitude of the effect and to which extent variables such as sex, age or comorbidity can influence this relationship is unknown. Additionally, and importantly, it is unclear if, and to which degree, ADHD medications can(More)
INTRODUCTION The Children's Communication Checklist (CCC) by Bishop is a useful scale for evaluation of pragmatic verbal abilities in school children. The aim of the study is to ascertain the validity and reliability of the CCC in Spanish. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Answers to the CCC items by parents of 360 children with normal intelligence were analyzed.(More)
INTRODUCTION Children with coordination disorder -non verbal learning disorder, procedural learning disorder (PLD)- have difficulties in understanding complex simultaneous visual information. AIM Validation of two different visual tasks to measure central coherence function of children with PLD. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A chimeric image and a complex visual(More)
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