Effectiveness of Cognitive Rehabilitation Program Based on Optimal cognitive burden in self-regulation and academic achievement in children with special learning disorders

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD in Psychology, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Psychology, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran


Background :The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation program based on optimal cognitive load on self-regulation and academic achievement in children with special learning disorder.
Method :The research method was applied in terms of purpose and And in terms of the nature of the data, the quasi-experimental design was a pre-test-post-test with the control group with the follow-up period.The statistical population of this study included all children aged 10-8 years with symptoms of special learning disorder who had referred to public learning disorders centers in Tehran in the academic year 2019-2020. For this purpose, a sample of 25 subjects were selected by available sampling method and randomly assigned to experimental and control groups.
Data were collected using the Second Learning Disorder Assessment Scale (LDES-R2), McCarney & Armwood (2007), Wechsler Children's Intelligence Scale (WISC-IV), and Novak and Clayton's Self-Regulation Questionnaire (2001).
Results :Multivariate Covariance analysis test was used to analyze the data, the results showed that cognitive rehabilitation program has an effect on academic self-regulation and its cognitive, behavioral and emotional components and academic performance of students with special learning disorder.
Conclusion: Based on the findings of this study, it can be concluded that cognitive rehabilitation program can be used as a suitable method to promote self-regulation and academic performance of students.


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