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| Published: September 30, 2019

Level of Achievement Motivation, Neuropsychological Profile and Impact of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation on Children with Specific Learning Disability (SLD)

Ms. Sini Elsa Joseph

Clinical psychologist, Govt. General Hospital, Pala, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Mr. S. Karthikeyan

Lecturer, Department of Clinical Psychology, NIEPMD, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.052/20190703

DOI: 10.25215/0703.052


The present study is aimed to investigate the Level of achievement motivation, Neuropsychological profile and impact of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation on children with Specific Learning Disability (SLD). The participants of the study were children who are studying in 4th to 7th standard (9 years to 12 years) who are diagnosed with mixed disorder of scholastic skills from Suddhananda Vidyalaya, Chennai. Ten children (N=10, n (Male) = 7, n (Female) = 3) have participated in the study. Experimental research design was used in the research. Independent‘t’ – test and paired‘t’ – test were done as the part of statistical analysis. This study assessed the neuropsychological functions and achievement motivation of children and provided 12 hours of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (NR) package for 4 weeks, consisting of activities for attention.  The study results shows that, most of the children with LD have inadequate scores in motor speed, executive function, sustained attention, verbal working memory, Visuo-conceptual ability and visual learning and memory and have moderate to high level of achievement motivation. Study concluded that, there is significant improvement in the neuropsychological functioning such as sustained attention (p< 0.05) and focused attention (p<0.05) in children with Specific Learning Disability (SLD) after providing the neuropsychological intervention.

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ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 3, July-September, 2019