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    Working memory capacity, and selective attention in older children with mathematics learning disabilities

    Dr. Kamal (2021)
    Both verbal and visuospatial working memory adding to selective attention, have been examined in two groups (Mean age = 12.59 years old). One of the two groups displaying math learning disabilities (n=36), this group acts as an experimental group, and the other group without learning disabilities acts as a control group (n=36), the two groups were matched for age and IQ. The two groups presented with complex span tasks to assess working memory capacity (WMC), operation span task (OSPAN) used to assess verbal working memory capacity, symmetry span task used to assess visuospatial working memory capacity; the two previous tasks administrated automatically by using computers. Selective attention assessed in the two groups by using colored square task (CST) that used for assessing visual selective attention and it administrated automatically. Results revealed that performance of children with MLD was lower than control group (typically achieving children) in both verbal and visuospatial working memory, moreover, the two groups differed in the number of correct responses (accuracy) in visual selective attention for typically achieved children, but there is no significant difference between them in response time (speed).

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      complex span tasks,Working memory,working memory capacity,selective attention,mathematics learning disabilities,Hhh
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      Thank you for inviting me to review the manuscript entitled “Working memory capacity, and selective attention in older children with mathematics learning disabilities”. Although I found it very interesting, well-written and methodologically sound, there are certain issues that need the author’s attention. My observations are given below:

      The title is ok.

      The abstract is written clearly. Some explanations may be added at the end of the abstract.

      The introduction is good. The rationale of conducting this study needs improvement.

      The method is also properly written. The materials used and the design employed fit with the objectives of the study.

      The presentation of study results is good but the descriptions are shorter. I suggest adding some descriptions to make them more readable and comprehensive. The tables may be constructed following the guidelines of APA or as per the journal requirements.

      Similarly, the discussion may be improved by adding more relevant explanations. This can be done with the help of more recent and pertinent research.

      One important thing is to add study limitations, theoretical and practical implications along with dome directions for future researchers.

      It is also suggested to use small sentences and only pertinent citations for readability and clarity.

       Language editing may help to make it more readable and comprehensive.

      I congratulate the author for conducting a relevant piece of study having scientific and heuristic values.

      With best regards,

      Gyanesh Kumar Tiwari



      Dear, dr. editor

      I am so grateful for your efforts,  Your review of my research is a great honor for me, and I will heed your instructions about it.

      2021-07-06 19:49 UTC

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