Document Type : Research Paper


1 tabriz university

2 professor

3 university of Tabriz



The purpose of the present study was to develop a Affective working memory-based education package and to investigate the effectiveness of this package in improving the cognitive-emotional dimensions of learning for students with the specific learning disability of mathematical disorder. The present study was a semi-experimental pre-test and post-test design on experimental and control groups. The statistical population of the research included all the male and female students with the specific learning disability with mathematical disorder who visited the elementary schools of learning disabilities in Isfahan in the academic year 2021-2022. Within this context, 30 students were selected purposefully and divided randomly into two experimental and control groups. The experimental group received 14 sessions for 60 minutes of Affective rehabilitation intervention based on working memory. Before and after the training, the subjects responded to the problem-solving researcher-made questionnaire, Numerical Stroop Test of John Ridley (1935), Mathematics Attitude Scale of Aiken (1971), and Mathematics Anxiety Scale of Chiu and Henry (1990). The results of covariance analysis demonstrated that training based on affective working memory was effective and significant in problem-solving skills and reducing cognitive inhibition ,the attitude towards mathematics and reducing mathematics anxiety (at the 0.01 level).Considering the effectiveness of affective working memory-based training on the cognitive-emotional variables of students with mathematical disorder, this intervention can aid in improving the cognitive and emotional skills of students with learning disabilities and lay the groundwork for better mathematics learning conditions.