Volume 22, Issue 3 (Autumn 2020)                   Advances in Cognitive Sciences 2020, 22(3): 93-101 | Back to browse issues page

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Ashori M, Jalil-Abkenar S S. Effect of Memory-Based Cognitive Training on the Cognitive Ability and Communication Skills of Deaf Students. Advances in Cognitive Sciences. 2020; 22 (3) :93-101
URL: http://icssjournal.ir/article-1-997-en.html
1- University of Isfahan
2- Ph.D. of Psychology and Exceptional Children Education, University of Tehran
Abstract:   (664 Views)
Introduction: The memory-based cognitive training program has special attention to cognitive ability and communication skills in deaf students. Present study was aimed to determine the effect of memory-based cognitive training on the cognitive ability and communication skills of deaf students.  Methods: This study was a semi-experimental study with pre-test, post-test design and control group. The participants were 26 female deaf students. Participants were selected by convenience sampling method from Mir deaf high school in Isfahan city. They were randomly divided into experimental and control groups randomly, each group consisted of 13 students. The experimental group participated in memory-based cognitive training program in 10 sessions while the control group did not participate in this program. The research instruments were Wechsler intelligence scale for children (2003) and Barton communication skills questionnaire (1990). Data were analyzed by MANCOVA. Results: The results indicated that memory-based cognitive training had a significant effect on cognitive ability and communication skills of students (P<0.0001). Conclusion: According to the findings, memory-based cognitive training program improved cognitive ability and communication skills of deaf students. So, this program can be used to improve cognitive ability and communication skills of these students and paying attention to the memory-based cognitive training program is useful and effective.
     
Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2019/07/23 | Accepted: 2020/01/21 | Published: 2020/06/30

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