Effects of Mindfulness Training Program on the Impulsivity Among Students with Learning Disabilities

Authors

  • Turki Mahdi Alqarni Special Education Department, Najran University, King Abdulaziz Road, Najran 66255, Saudi Arabia Corresponding Author
  • Mohammad Ahmed Hammad Special Education Department, Najran University, King Abdulaziz Road, Najran 66255, Saudi Arabia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2021-0088

Keywords:

mindfulness, impulsivity, students with learning disabilities

Abstract

In recent years, many studies showed positive effects of implementing mindfulness practices according to some cognitive and psychical well-being measurements among many participants; especially, adolescents and adults. Few studies appeared on the effectiveness of mindfulness practices for students with learning disabilities. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the effectiveness of mindfulness training programs on the impulsivity levels for participants with learning disabilities in inclusive elementary schools in Saudi Arabia. Thirty participating children with learning disabilities were divided randomly into two equivalent groups (experimental and control groups). Pre-and post-assessment using the Barratt Impulsivity Scale (BIS-11, Patton et al., 1995) were completed before and after the end of mindfulness sessions scheduled for ten weeks. Results indicated that the experimental group of children with learning disabilities significantly reduced their impulsivity in all impulsivity scale domains on the BIS-11. The authors discussed the impact of mindfulness intervention in reducing the impulsive behavior of students with learning disabilities. Finally, implications and recommendations were also noted in this study.

 

Received: 30 March 2021 / Accepted: 5 June 2021 / Published: 8 July 2021

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2021-07-08

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Alqarni, T. M. ., & Hammad, . M. A. . (2021). Effects of Mindfulness Training Program on the Impulsivity Among Students with Learning Disabilities. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 11(4), 190. https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2021-0088

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