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The effectiveness of racket-sport intervention on visual perception and executive functions in children with mild intellectual disabilities and borderline intellectual functioning

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, September 2015
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Title
The effectiveness of racket-sport intervention on visual perception and executive functions in children with mild intellectual disabilities and borderline intellectual functioning
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, September 2015
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s89083
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Yee-Pay Wuang, Hsien-Yu Tsai, Chih-Chuang Wang, Ming-De Chen

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the effects of table tennis training (TTT) versus standard occupational therapy (SOT) on visual perception and executive functions in school-age children with mild intellectual disabilities and borderline intellectual functioning. Children (n=91) were randomly assigned to intervention with either SOT (n=46, 20 females, mean age =10.9±3.9 years) or TTT (n=45, 21 females, mean age =10.6±3.6 years), while another 41 (18 females, mean age =10.7±4.0 years) served as controls. Both the SOT and TTT programs were administered 60 minutes per session, three times a week, for 16 weeks. The Test of Visual Perceptual Skill-third edition (TVPS-3) was used to evaluate visual perception, and executive functions were assessed by the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test 64-card version (WCST-64) and the Stroop test. At postintervention, the two intervention groups significantly outperformed the control group on all measures of visual perception and executive functions. Participants in the TTT group had significantly greater before-after changes on all measures of the TVPS-3, WCST-64, and the Stroop test compared to the SOT and controls. Table tennis could be considered a therapy option while treating cognitive/perceptual problems in children with mild intellectual disabilities and borderline intellectual functioning. Implications for clinical professionals and recommendations for further research are discussed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 148 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 26 18%
Student > Bachelor 24 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 12%
Researcher 13 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 5%
Other 20 14%
Unknown 40 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 24 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 19 13%
Sports and Recreations 18 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 7%
Social Sciences 10 7%
Other 21 14%
Unknown 45 30%

Attention Score in Context

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#7,844,352
of 14,535,828 outputs
Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#1,000
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#95,273
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Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#50
of 102 outputs
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