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The effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation based on executive functions on cognitive performance of slow learner student

Journal: Shenakht Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry (Vol.7, No. 4)

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Page : 122-134

Keywords : Cognitive rehabilitation; Slow learning; Cognitive functions; Executive function;

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Introduction: Slow learners have cognitive impairments in attention and memory that effect on learning and problem solving. Aim: The present study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation based on executive functions on cognitive functions in slow learners. Method: This study was a quasi-experimental study with a pre-test-post-test design with a control group. In this study, the statistical population of all students of late elementary schools who were studying in 2019, among them 30 people were selected from the available schools of Kashan city. The experimental group received 12 sessions of cognitive rehabilitation intervention for 1 hour per week for 3 months. Both groups were evaluated before and after the intervention with working memory test and behavioral rating inventory of executive function (BRIEF). Analysis of Multivariate variance was used for analysis. Results: The results showed that training package of cognitive rehabilitation could be effective in improving cognitive functions of slow learner student. This improvement in cognitive performance of slow learners student was observed in the components (Initiation, working memory, strategic planning, organizing and monitoring). (P<0.001). Conclusion: We can conclude that cognitive rehabilitation based on executive functions improves cognitive function in slow learner based on their performance in cognitive test and the rating of their patents.

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