DOI: 10.14704/nq.2017.15.4.1145

Developing a Training Intervention to Improve Performance of Neuropsychological Skills in ADHD Children

Zhiguo Yao

Abstract


Cognitive neuroscience and attention are closely related to each other. By looking at the neurocognitive problems of hyperactivity and the benefits of cognitive function, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a training intervention to improve the performance of neuropsychological skills of ADHD children. Twenty nine students 9–12 years old who had been exposed to high levels of hyperactivity were selected from prior studies. The outcomes measures before and after the intervention were collected during a 13-week study. Post training performance of participants in the EPCP group was significantly higher. ADHD children in the control group had significantly lower performance. The training program that we set up in this study was effective for improving the performance of neuropsychological skills in ADHD children. The findings of this study conclude that an Educational Package of Cognitive Plays (EPCP) program can protect ADHD students from a reduction in neuropsychological skills at the processing and organizing of the information.

Keywords


neuropsychological skills, ADHD children, students, intervention

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