Neuropsychological maturity and soft neurological signs in preschools


  • Carlos Francisco Rincon Lozada Technological University of Colombia, Boyacá, Colombia
  • Diana Carolina Bautista-Forero Antonio Nariño University, Boyacá, Colombia
  • Jenny Andrea Reina-Ávila Antonio Nariño University, Boyacá, Colombia



Neuropsychological maturity, soft neurological signs, preschool age, childhood neuropsychology.


Introduction: Soft Neurological Signs have been defined in general terms as possible predictors of neuropsychological pathologies in mentally healthy children and therefore possible generators of neuromadurative developmental gaps, they can be identified at school ages and they can appear as indicators in development They show a deficit pattern and have a negative evolutionary prognosis on some occasions.

Objective: To compare the Neuropsychological Maturity and the presence, absence of Soft Neurological Signs in children aged 5 and 6.

Method: a comparative study, with a non-experimental design, of cross-section was plated. The Child Neuropsychological Maturity Questionnaire (CUMANIN) and the soft neurological signs annex of the Child Neuropsychological Evaluation (ENI) were used.

Results: statistically significant differences were obtained in the psychomotor skills, visual perception, rhythm, verbal fluency, nonverbal development, total development and development quotient scales. Below-average results could be evidenced in the group with soft neurological signs on the scales of expressive language, rhythm, verbal fluency, attention, verbal development and total development.

Conclusions: the participants present an average level of neuropsychological maturity, evidencing that the presence of soft neurological signs affects neuropsychological maturity and this has repercussions on the development of verbal and nonverbal areas.

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Rincon Lozada, C. F., Bautista-Forero, D. C., & Reina-Ávila, J. A. (2022). Neuropsychological maturity and soft neurological signs in preschools. Archivos De Neurociencias, 27(3).



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