Effectiveness of Education of Working Memory Strategies on Improvement of Reading Performance and Reduction of Depression in Children with Dyslexia

Abed Mahdavi, Mohammad Ehsan Taghizadeh, Soudabeh Isazadeh, Kheirollah Kazem Nia, Shahryar Vojdani, Seyedeh Nafiseh Hosseini, Maryam Falahati


The present investigation was aimed to study the impact of education of working memory strategies on improvement of reading
performance and reduction of depression in third grade elementary school students with dyslexia in Kouhdasht city. For this
reason, after running the diagnostic test, 33 students were chosen among third grade elementary school dyslexic students with
depression disorder through random cluster sampling method. Afterwards, they were placed in experimental and control groups
randomly. The participants in the experimental group received training in strategies for working memory in 15 sessions.
Eventually, the obtained data were analyzed using statistical covariance analysis. The results demonstrated that the reading
performance of students in the experimental group significantly improved compared to the control group. Moreover, depression
level significantly decreased compared to the control group.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s6p66

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