Document Type : Research Paper
MS. in physical education, University of Birjand, Birjand, Iran
Assistant professor of physical education, University of Birjand, Birjand, Iran
Associate professor of physical education, University of Birjand, Birjand, Iran
Introduction: Learning disorder is one of the most challenging problems in psychology and education. An important feature of children with learning disorder is impairment of memory functions. We aimed to investigate the effect of aerobic Training on cognitive performance improvement in elementary girl students with learning disorder.
Materials and Methods: The population in this study consisted 45 girl students (8 years) of Sarayan city in the 2013-14 academic year that 30 cases were selected by simple random sampling, and they divided randomly in two equal control and experimental groups. At first, learning disorders were checked through interviews with children and parents, background and run test Wechsler. The participating children hadn't illness such as epilepsy. Cognitive performance was evaluated using Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised. The experimental group received 8-week aerobic training therapy. Statistical analysis using descriptive and analysis of variance was performed using SPSS, version 18.
Results: After 8 weeks of aerobic training on improvement children´s cognitive performance with learning disorders had a significant influence in the experimental group than control group (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Aerobic training can be used as one of Non-invasive and non-pharmacological method has been positive effect improving of cognitive performance in children with learning disorders.