The effect of 8 weeks of aerobic training on cognitive performance in children with learning disorders

Masoudi, Maryam and Seghatoleslami, Ali and Saghebjoo, Marzieh (2016) The effect of 8 weeks of aerobic training on cognitive performance in children with learning disorders. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 18 (3). pp. 161-168.

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Abstract

Introduction: Learning disorder is one of the most challenging problems in psychology and education. An important feature of children with learning disorder is impairment of memory functions. We aimed to investigate the effect of aerobic Training on cognitive performance improvement in elementary girl students with learning disorder. Materials and Methods: The population in this study consisted 45 girl students (8 years) of Sarayan city in the 2013-14 academic year that 30 cases were selected by simple random sampling, and they divided randomly in two equal control and experimental groups. At first, learning disorders were checked through interviews with children and parents, background and run test Wechsler. The participating children hadn't illness such as epilepsy. Cognitive performance was evaluated using Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised. The experimental group received 8-week aerobic training therapy. Statistical analysis using descriptive and analysis of variance was performed using SPSS, version 18. Results: After 8 weeks of aerobic training on improvement children´s cognitive performance with learning disorders had a significant influence in the experimental group than control group (P<0.05). Conclusion: Aerobic training can be used as one of Non-invasive and non-pharmacological method has been positive effect improving of cognitive performance in children with learning disorders.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 12:32
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 14:42
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1973

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