Effect of Nintendo ii trainings on Spatial Working Memory and Cognitive- Motor skills of 6-8 years old children with Developmental coordination disorder.
1Tehran Azad university branch of science and reaserch
2Faculty Member Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Sport Sciences Research Institute
Children with DCD are at greater risk of physical and mental disorders than regular children, so it is important to timely and effectively undergo preventive and therapeutic interventions to improve motor coordination. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of attending Nintendo game console training sessions on spatial working memory and Cognitive-Motor skills of children with DCD in 6-8 years old. The present study was conducted in a pretest-posttest research design with control group. For the purpose of this study, 20 female students with DCD identified by completing the DCD-Q completed by parents and those with suspected DCD in the MABC-2 test were recruited. The research was selected. After selecting the research sample, all subjects in pre-test phase participated in two tests of frosting (eye-hand coordination) and N-Back spatial working memory and scores were recorded, then subjects were randomly divided into experimental and control groups. The experimental group played the Nintendo console for 12 sessions, each 20 minutes, but the control group did not participate in any training. After the end of the exercise group, both groups participated in the post-test, which was similar to the pre-test. After making sure that the distribution of data was normal through Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, repeated measure ANOVA was used to test the research hypotheses and dependent t-test was used to examine the exact location of differences. The results showed that using the Nintendo game console improved eye and hand coordination and spatial working memory of children with developmental coordination disorder
Cognitive-Motor skills; spatial working memory; active computer game; Nintendo game console; Development coordinations Disorder