Effect of the chess training for the treatment of Symptoms in Athlete Children with ADHD
Poster Presentation XML
Paper ID : 1618-11THCONF
1responsible author
3Management group
Introduction: The prime objective of the current study was to examine the effectiveness of playing chess as a treatment option for Symptoms in Athlete children with ADHD.
Methodology: Among the 65 athlete children with ages 9-13 with a primary diagnosis of ADHD, 32 were randomly selected and divided in 2 groups control and experimental on the basis of their age and the results of given pretests conducted via Nolan and Pelham Scale for parents (SNAP-IV) and the Abbreviated Conner’s Rating Scales for parents (CPRS-HI) prior to an 11-week chess-training program. The experimental group was then subjected to eleven 45-minute-long sessions of chess training ADHD children took chess training lessons taught by a chess expert. Additional practice was suggested for athlete children with ADHD at home. We used a paired t-test to compare pre- and post-intervention outcomes, and Cohen-d calculations to measure the magnitude of the effect. The statistical significance was set at p < 0.5.
Results: Our results show that Symptoms in Athlete children with ADHD improved in both the SNAP-IV and the CPRS-HI and a large effect in decreasing the severity of ADHD as measured by the SNAP-IV and the CPRS-HI. Furthermore, we found a correlation between intelligence quotient and SNAP-IV improvement (p < 0.05).
Discussion: According to the results of this study can be stated that the chess training can be reduced ADHD Symptoms in Athlete Children with ADHD then it is strongly recommended that a playing chess can be as a treatment option for children with ADHD.