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azami E, haj sadeghi Z. Comparing the effectiveness of the neurofeedback and Davis treatment methods on the reading performance of dyslexic students. Zanko J Med Sci. 2017; 18 (58) :1-14
URL: http://zanko.muk.ac.ir/article-1-190-en.html
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Background and Aim: Dyslexia is a disorder in which progress in reading skills according to age, education and intelligence is lower than expected. The aim of tis study was to compare the effectiveness of the neurofeedback and Davis treatment methods on the reading performance of dyslexic students 

Materials and method: The statistical population of this study included all male students with reading disability in the third grade of elementary school from Ahvaz learning disorders centers number 3 and 4 in 2015-2016. The study sample consisted of 45 dyslexic students who were selected by perpouseful sampling and randomely divided into three groups (two experimental group and one control group) that each one consisting of 15 individuals. The Reading and Dyslexia Test of Golpour, Chamarkoohy and Mohammadamini (2012) was used to test reading skills. For evaluating the intelligence of the students, the fourth version of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for children (2003) was used. Data were analysed by SPSS-20 and Analysis of Covariance.
Result: The results showed that after using the Davis treatment method, there was a significant difference between the intervention and control groups on the performance of the students in all reading components (P<0.01). Also, the effectiveness of neurofeedback resaulted a significant difference in the performance of the students in all the components of reading in the intervention groups compared to the control group (P<0.01).
Conclusion: This study showed that both methods affected the reading performance of the students and the Davis treatment had a greater effect compared to the neurofeedback method.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/05/1 | Accepted: 2017/11/5 | ePublished: 2017/11/8

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