Volume 22, Number 3 (Fall 2016)                   IJPCP 2016, 22(3): 188-199 | Back to browse issues page




DOI: 10.18869/acadpub.ijpcp.22.3.188

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Zarei J, Taheri H, Sohrabi M, Ghasemi A. Effect of Individual, Group and Cooperative Special Practices on the Cognitive Function of Children Aged 9-12 Years With Development Coordination Disorder. IJPCP. 2016; 22 (3) :188-199
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2634-en.html

PhD Professor, Department of Motor Behavior, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad , hamidtaherii@gmail.com
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Objectives The purpose of this research was to determine the effect of the special individual, group and cooperative exercises on the cognitive function of children.  
Methods Forty boy students aged 9–12 years were chosen from elementary schools of Mashhad. The diagnosis of development coordination disorder,  was done using Development Coordination Disorder Questionnaire (DCDQ), Movement Assessment Buttery for Children -2 Test, clinical interview and confirmation of a psychiatrist. Participants were randomly divided into four groups (control, individual, group, and cooperative which include two groups in below). They trained with one trainer for 24 sessions, and each session lasted for about 60 minutes. Before and after the exercises, the test groups were evaluated by MABC2 and Goodenough dummy test.
Results Data analyses were done using multivariate covariance. The results showed that special individual, group and cooperative exercises had a significant effect on development coordination disorder (P<0.05) and cognitive performance of development coordination disorder children (P<0.05).   
Conclusion In conclusion, special individual, group and cooperative exercises can help to improve the development coordination disorder and cognitive performance in development coordination disorder children.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: General
Received: 2015/10/14 | Accepted: 2016/06/1

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