Volume 26, Issue 142 (11-2016)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2016, 26(142): 194-212 | Back to browse issues page

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Radfar F, Nejati V, Fathababdi J, Layegh H. Effect of Attention Training on Working Memory Function and Reading Components in Pupils with Dyslexia: A Single-subject Design Study. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2016; 26 (142) :194-212
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-8800-en.html
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Background and purpose: Dyslexia is a common disorder in students which results in many educational problems. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of attention training on working memory and reading components of pupils with dyslexia.

Materials and methods: The study design was a single subject (ABA type) and included a control group. Eight dyslexic students with cognitive problems were selected via convenience sampling and were randomly divided into control and experimental groups. The intervention was conducted for 15 sessions (3 sessions a week, for 30 minutes to an hour). The subjects were evaluated during three stages (3 times in every stage) and once in a period of four months by (N-BACK) and Assessment of Persian Reading Ability (APRA). Excel software was used for qualitative analysis of data and MBD was applied for quantitative analysis. 

Results: The statistical analysis (visual analysis and effect size) showed that the scores for working memory and reading ability improved in experimental group.

Conclusion: Attention training is effective in improving reading skills in students with dyslexia. According to current results cognitive rehabilitation tools such as computer programs are of great use in enhancing and recovering reading skills in dyslexic students.

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