Psicología desde el Caribe
On-line version ISSN 2011-7485
DE LOS REYES ARAGON, Carlos et al. The prevalence of reading difficulties in 7-year old children in the city of Barranquilla (Colombia). Psicol. caribe [online]. 2008, n.22, pp. 37-49. ISSN 2011-7485.
This article shows research preliminary results, in which the prevalence level of reading disabilities is established in 7-year old children belonging to 4 middle class private non-bilingual schools in the district of Barranquilla. The assessment tools used for this study were CEPA, Abbreviated WISC-R and ENI (Neuropsychological Children Evaluation). The reading disabilities prevalence level was determined to be, in this study, of 3.32%
Keywords : Reading disabilities; prevalence; metalinguistic abilities; Reading performance.