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Ebrahimi A, Abedi A, Faramarzi S, Yarmohamadian A. The Effectiveness of Spectrum Project Activities on Multiple Intelligence in Preschool Children with Neuropsychological/Developemental Learning Disabilities. Advances in Cognitive Sciences. 2016; 18 (2) :77-85
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1- Educational Science and Psychology Faculty, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.
2- Psychology of Children with Speciasl Needs.Educational Science and Psychology Faculty,University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.
Abstract:   (2614 Views)
Objective: The present study examined the effectiveness of spectrum project activities to promote multiple intelligences in preschool children with Neuropsychological/ Developmental Learning Disabilities.
Method: The study was conducted on experimental and control groups through pretest and posttest stages. A total of 56 children with Neuropsychological/ Developmental Learning Disabilities in Isfahan preschool centers were selected based on the multi-stage random sampling method and the cut-off point 57 in Executive  Skills  Scale For Preschool Children-Parent version. Subsequently, the enrolled subjects were randomly  assigned to experimental and control groups. The spectrum project activities comprising  seven  types of activities was conducted  for the experimental group during 12 weeks (two session per week). The Checklist of Gardner's multiple intelligences  and Executive  Skills  Scale For Preschool children- Parent Version (ESS-P) were used. Data analysis was performed using of descriptive and inferential statistical methods (Multivariate analysis of covariance).
Results: Results suggested a significant effect of spectrum project activities on promoting multiple intelligences of children with Neuropsychological/Developmental Learning Disabilities (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The spectrum project activities is suggested to be taught to teachers and parents of preschoolers, especially children with Neuropsychological/Developmental Learning Disabilities.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/11/26 | Accepted: 2017/02/24 | Published: 2017/06/27

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