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Am J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2013 May;118(3):179-92. doi: 10.1352/1944-7558-118.3.179.

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

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University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK.

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  • Am J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2013 Sep;118(5):fmii.

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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10.1352/1944-7558-118.3.179
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