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JPEN 2017, 4(1): 43-50 Back to browse issues page
The Effectiveness of Computer-Based Executive Function Training on Cognitive Characteristic and Math Achievement of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Ahmad Ahmadi *, Arjmandnia , Azizi , Samire Motie
PhD PhD of psychology, School of Psychology, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran , Ahmady457@ut.ac.ir
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Introduction : Executive Function deficits is one the main criteria of ADHD disorder. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of executive function training on cognitive skills, ADHD symptoms, and math achievement of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Methods:  The randomized clinical trial study with the control and experiment groups was conducted. Using non-random purposive sampling method, data were collected from 38 of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in and divided randomly in control and experiment groups. The experiment group was instructed using CogniPlus software in 27 sessions. The data were gathered by Child Behavior Checklist, Key Math test, Tehran Stanford-Binet Intelligence test. The independent T test was used to examine differences of demographic characteristics in base line between experimental and control group. Also analysis of covariance and was utilized to examine the effectiveness on intervention.
Results: the findings indicated that intervention program could increase visual-spatial ability skills but no significant differences were observed in terms of math achievement and symptoms of ADHD.
Conclusion: executive function training could lead to improvement in visual-spatial ability of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Keywords: Executive Function Training, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Working Memory, Mathematic Skill
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/01/24 | Accepted: 2017/05/8 | Published: 2017/09/14
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