Introduction: Previous research has demonstrated the effectiveness of executive function (EF) training, both in computer-based and school-based formats. However, there is limited research on the combined effects of these training modalities. Objective: The aim of this study is to assess the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of an EF training program for primary school children. The program includes computerized training sessions for home use and school activities with metacognitive elements. Methods: The study included a sample of 53 second-grade children, with 21 children in the training group and 32 children in the control group. Feasibility questionnaires were completed by children, parents, and teachers. The children also underwent an EF evaluation. Results: The results indicate that the training was enjoyable for children and feasible for parents and teachers. Furthermore, preliminary efficacy analysis revealed significant improvements in working memory (WM). These findings suggest that the training model holds promise for enhancing EF in children and for a use in the school context.

Improving executive functions at school. Integrating metacognitive exercise in class and computerized training at home to ensure training intensity and generalization. A feasibility pilot study / Chiara Pecini. - In: BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 0007-1013. - STAMPA. - (2024), pp. 0-0.

Improving executive functions at school. Integrating metacognitive exercise in class and computerized training at home to ensure training intensity and generalization. A feasibility pilot study

Chiara Pecini
2024

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Introduction: Previous research has demonstrated the effectiveness of executive function (EF) training, both in computer-based and school-based formats. However, there is limited research on the combined effects of these training modalities. Objective: The aim of this study is to assess the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of an EF training program for primary school children. The program includes computerized training sessions for home use and school activities with metacognitive elements. Methods: The study included a sample of 53 second-grade children, with 21 children in the training group and 32 children in the control group. Feasibility questionnaires were completed by children, parents, and teachers. The children also underwent an EF evaluation. Results: The results indicate that the training was enjoyable for children and feasible for parents and teachers. Furthermore, preliminary efficacy analysis revealed significant improvements in working memory (WM). These findings suggest that the training model holds promise for enhancing EF in children and for a use in the school context.
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