Development and Evaluation of a Cognitive Training Application for Children With Learning Difficulties


The studies targeting cognitive training via computerized applications focused on suggesting varied types of Working Memory's (WM) tasks rather than offering those tasks in a user-friendly way or suggesting practical guidelines targeting the end-user. Therefore, the purpose of the current study is to adopt the design based-research method (DBR) to design, develop, and evaluate a cognitive training application in the light of a set of proposed guidelines. This developed application is targeting children with LDs at primary schools. The current study focused on end-user testing by evaluating the children's perceived experience during and after engagement in the application. The results showed that most of the children (86.5%) perceived a good experience with the application as well as their verbal and no-verbal WM performance improved significantly after the training period. A set of theoretical and practical implications derived from the study was embedded for future research.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
Additional Information: This article published as an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License ( which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and production in any medium, provided the author of the original work and original publication source are properly credited. Funding: This project is partly supported by VC Research (VCR 0000143)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information Systems and Management,Management Science and Operations Research,Strategy and Management,Computer Science Applications,Business and International Management
Publication ISSN: 1533-7995
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2024 07:16
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2022 09:32
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Related URLs: https://www.igi ... /article/280344 (Publisher URL)
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2021-11-01
Accepted Date: 2021-11-01
Authors: Shaban, Adel
Chang, Victor (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-8012-5852)
Bingham, Andrew



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License: Creative Commons Attribution

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