The Effectiveness of Computer-based Cognitive Rehabilitation on Brain Executive Functions (Attention, Working memory, Response inhibition) among Children with Reading Disorders

Document Type : Research Article


1 Master's degree in Educational Psychology, Payam Noor University, Tehran, Iran

2 Professor of Psychology Department, Payam Noor University, Tehran, Iran


Objective:The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of computer-centered cognitive rehabilitation on brain executive functions (attention, working memory, response inhibition) among children with dyslexic disorder in Osku.
Method:This semi-experimental study was an unequal control group design. The statistical population of the study consisted of all male and female students in the first to sixth grades of primary school studying in the academic year of 2010-2020 at the Center for Developmental Learning Problems in Osku city with the diagnosis of disorder. Among these students, 20 students were selected from the target population according to inclusion and exclusion criteria and were selected by available sampling method and were selected in two experimental (10) and control groups (10 people) including 5 girls and 5 boys in each group and pre-test was performed for both groups. Then, twelve sessions and each session for 45 to 60 minutes of computer cognitive rehabilitation intervention (my brain cognitive games series) was performed for the experimental group. The instruments used included continuous function test (CPT), Wechsler working memory test, go/no go test (response inhibition). Multivariate covariance analysis was used to investigate the hypotheses.
Results:The results showed that computer-centered cognitive rehabilitation package was effective on executive functions of attention, working memory, and response inhibition in the experimental group.
 Conclusion:Based on these findings, the computer-based cognitive rehabilitation package can lead to enhanced executive functions in children with reading disorders.


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