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Validation d'épreuves de résolution de problèmes au sein d'une batterie informatisée (Examath) d'évaluation des troubles de la cognition mathématique

Abstract : Mathematical word problem solving is a complicated cognitive activity, it requires language and numeracy skills, among others. Commonly, people suffering from specific language impairment and dyscalculia present difficulties to complete this task. Language therapy assessments of mathematical cognition must consider that matter. This is the goal of the « Problem solving » unit of the Examath set. The aim of this study is to validate this unit; its tests were assayed on three populations : one with Mathematic Learning Difficulties (MLD), one with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and one with no difficulties (control population : Ctrl). The three populations were evaluated on their abilities to fully resolve different kind of problems involving additions and multiplications as well as multi steps problems and problem statement analysis. As expected, the results showed a Group effect : Ctrl were significantly more successful than the others the two other populations on all the tests of the unit. Due to the specificity of the cognition impairments, differences between the results of MLD and SLI for problem solving were expected. However, none were found for problems involving additions, multiplications or statement analysis. This outcome suggests that the failure of the problem translation for the SLI and the failure of the problem modelling for the MLD (Ménissier, 2011) are followed by similar difficulties to solve problems. The MLD presented less severe difficulties than the SLI in the multi-step problem test involving small numbers, suggesting that their processing promotes the numerical modelling in MLD.
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Alicia Maquelle. Validation d'épreuves de résolution de problèmes au sein d'une batterie informatisée (Examath) d'évaluation des troubles de la cognition mathématique. Sciences cognitives. 2016. ⟨dumas-01373160⟩

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