Volume 30, Issue 3 (June 2019)                   J Urmia Univ Med Sci 2019, 30(3): 174-186 | Back to browse issues page

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Zemestani M, Izadpanah E, Solaimany S. COMPARISON OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TWO METHODS OF TRANSCRANIAL DIRECT CURRENT STIMULATION (T-DCS) AND PLAY THERAPY ON ATTENTION AND PSYCHO-MOTOR FUNCTION OF CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES: A SEMI-EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN . J Urmia Univ Med Sci. 2019; 30 (3) :174-186
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-4538-en.html
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran (Corresponding Author) , m.zemestan@gmail.com
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Background & Aims: Learning disorder is one of the most common neuro-developmental disabilities in childhood that requires effective interventions.The aim of this study was to compare the effect of tDCS and play therapy on improving attention and psycho-motor function in children with learning disorder.
Matherials & Methods: The present study was a semi-experimental (pre-test and post-test design with control group), and statistical population consisted of all the clients of Saqez educational center learning disorders in the academic year of 2016-2017. The research sample consisted of 30 primary and secondary school students who were selected by simple random sampling. Experimental groups received the intervention for 4 weeks (two sessions per hour per week) and the control group received their daily activities during the interventions. Before and after the end of the interventions, the attention and psycho-motor function of the subjects were measured by the continuous IVA test and Royan Oseretsky's motor test and the data were analyzed using the covariance test.
Results: The findings showed that both methods increased the attention and psycho-motor function in children with learning disorder, but this improvement was more significant in the tDCS method(p<0.05).
Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, parents, teachers, and all therapists are recommended to place tDCS in the educational programs along with therapeutic games.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: روانشناسی

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