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Mahvash Wernosfaderani A, Mahaki F, Ebrahimi M. The Effectiveness of Working Memory for Decreasing Cognitive / Attention Deficit Problems of Children with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder. MEJDS. 2016; 6 :118-123
URL: http://jdisabilstud.ir/article-1-406-en.html
1- Allameh Tabataba’i University
2- University of Tehran
3- University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences
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Objective: Attention deficit - hyperactivity disorder in childhood is common and it is important to find an effective treatment to reduce the severity and depth cues.In the present study, the effect of improving working memory were studied as a treatment to improve the symptoms of this disorder.
Methods: In this experimental study with pre– test and post–test with control groups , Thirty-two  6-12 years-old students with ADHD in schools of Arak were randomly selected and assigned to an experimental (n = 16) and a control group (n = 16).
The experimental group received improving working memory training consisting of 15 sessions of 2 hours each, Three times a week.The instruments of this research were parent Conner's questionnaires and The Raven Colored Progressive Matrices Test. Data was analized by Independent t.
Results: findings indicated that improving working memory can reduction cognitive / Attention Deficit problems of  children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (p<0.001).
Conclusion: The findings emphasized that improving working memory can be used as intervention method in reduction cognitive / Attention Deficit problems of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Rehabilitation
Received: 2014/08/9 | Accepted: 2015/06/7

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