Computerized memory training leads to sustained improvement in visuospatial short-term memory skills in children with down syndrome

Bennett, Stephanie J., Holmes, J. and Buckley, S. (2013) Computerized memory training leads to sustained improvement in visuospatial short-term memory skills in children with down syndrome. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 118 (3). pp. 179-192. ISSN 1944-7515

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Abstract

This study evaluated the impact of a computerized visuospatial memory training intervention on the memory and behavioral skills of children with Down syndrome. Teaching assistants were trained to support the delivery of a computerized intervention program to individual children over a 10–16 week period in school. Twenty-one children aged 7–12 years with Down syndrome were randomly allocated to either an intervention or waiting list control group. Following training, performance on trained and non-trained visuospatial short-term memory tasks was significantly enhanced for children in the intervention group. This improvement was sustained four months later. These results suggest that computerized visuospatial memory training in a school setting is both feasible and effective for children with Down syndrome.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
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Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2021 03:30
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2021 03:12
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/81805
DOI: 10.1352/1944-7558-118.3.179

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