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ERIC Number: EJ1052361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1751-2271
The Effect of a Numerical Domino Game on Numerical Magnitude Processing in Children with Mild Intellectual Disabilities
Brankaer, Carmen; Ghesquière, Pol; De Smedt, Bert
Mind, Brain, and Education, v9 n1 p29-39 Mar 2015
Children with mild intellectual disabilities (MID) appear to have particular problems in understanding the numerical meaning of Arabic digits. Therefore, we developed and evaluated a numerical domino game that specifically targeted the association between these digits and the numerical magnitudes they represent. Participants were 30 children with MID (M?=?8.36?years), randomly assigned to either the numerical domino game or to a control color domino game. Findings revealed that both groups of children improved on a nonsymbolic comparison and arithmetic task. Most importantly, only children who played the numerical domino game became significantly faster from pretest to posttest on a symbolic comparison task. These findings suggest that numerical magnitude processing can be successfully trained in children with MID.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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