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Hasanvand M, Arjmandnia A A. The effect of cognitive games on cognitive flexibility in children with mathematical disorders. Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry 2019; 6 (2) :134-148
URL: http://shenakht.muk.ac.ir/article-1-362-en.html
1- M. A of psychology & Education of Exceptional Children, university of Tehran, Iran , fm.hasanvand@gmail.com
2- Associate professor of psychology & Exceptional Children, university of Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (3002 Views)
Introduction: Play therapy is effective in improving the cognitive problems of children with learning disabilities.
Aim: The objective of this study is to examine effectiveness of cognitive games (games based on executive functioning) on the cognitive flexibility of the students with dyscalculia.
Method: In this study which we have used the pre-test, post-test quasi-experimental design / plan with control group, 20 students with dyscalculia who were selected through purposive sampling, were randomly divided into control and experimental groups (each group n=10). Wisconsin executive function test has used to assess cognitive flexibility performance. The data resulting from the study has analyzed by MANCOVA.
Results: The finding have shown that experimental group compared to control group have significant difference in the results of the test after participating in the intervention.
Conclusion: Cognitive games can improve the cognitive dysfunction of children with math disorders.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/01/12 | Accepted: 2019/04/8 | Published: 2019/06/15

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