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Dana A, Rezaei R. The effectiveness of balance training on static balance and selective attention of children with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder. Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry 2022; 9 (1) :151-163
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1- Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education, North Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran , amirdana2010@gmail.com
2- MSc, Department of Clinical Psychology, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
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Introduction: Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder is a common disorder in childhood, characterized by attention deficit, hyperactivity and impulsive behaviors.
Aim: This study examines the effectiveness of balance training on static balance and selective attention in children with attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder.
Method: This research was quasi-experimental with a pretest-posttest design and a control group. The population was all 6-year-old children with ADHD referred to the center for child counseling in Gorgan in 2021-2022. Thirty people were selected by convenience sampling method and assigned to the experimental and control groups. In order to collect data, The stork balance test and Stroop color and word test were used. The statistical analysis was carried out using analysis of covariance in SPSS-24.
Results: The results showed a significant difference between the post-test mean of the experimental and control groups; This means that balance training can improve Static balance (p<0.001; F=19.45) and selective attention (p<0.001; F=28.63) in children with attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder.
Conclusion: The results showed that balance training is effective on selective attention and static balance in children with attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder. Therefore, This exercise seems to be helpful in the rehabilitation program.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/11/1 | Accepted: 2022/03/6 | Published: 2022/03/27

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