Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Student in Motor Learning, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

3 PhD in Movement Growth and Development and Learning, Alborz Campus, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

4 M.Sc. in Motor Behavior, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran


The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of perceptual-motor training on working memory in children with hearing disorders. For this purpose, 24 student with hearing loss (9-12 years old) in Kermanshah were selected and randomly divided to experimental and control groups. A working memory test by Wechsler memory software was used in this study. The experimental group performed a perceptual-motor training program (static and dynamic balance exercises, throw and receive the ball …) for 8 weeks, 3 sessions per week, 60 minutes each session. Finally, both groups conducted the posttest. Based on α=0.01 and normal distribution of data, mixed ANOVA test was used. The results showed that working memory was influenced by perceptual-motor training (P<0.05). Children in the experimental group showed a better significant performance in terms of counting on forward and visual memory span than control group (P<0.05), but there was no significant difference in the countdown between the two groups (P˃0.05). The present findings suggest that perceptual-motor training can improve working memory in children with hearing loss.


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