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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 271-275

Efficacy of PASS reading enhancement programme on neuropsychological functions of a child with mild vascular neurocognitive disorder and comorbid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A case study


1 Department of Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, IPGME and R, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Prasanta Kumar Roy
7 D. L. Khan Road, Kolkata, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJPSYM.IJPSYM_473_18

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Background: PASS Reading Enhancement Programme (PREP), a reading enhancement tool focusing on successive and simultaneous processing tasks, has been used successfully to improve the information processing strategies that underlie reading. The study explored the effects of training with successive processing task of PREP on various cognitive and neuropsychological functioning of an 8-year-old child with mild vascular neurocognitive disorder with comorbid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Materials and Methods: A pre–post intervention single case design was used. AIIMS Comprehensive Neuropsychological Battery in Hindi, Children's Form was used to assess the baseline performance on various neuropsychological domains. After 25 sessions of weekly outpatient-based training with PREP, reassessment was done using the same test battery. Results: Results indicated posttraining global improvement in the neuropsychological functioning like receptive and expressive speech, intellectual processes, memory, and reading and writing abilities. Conclusion: Cognitive remediation programs focusing on training in successive processing could be used in the enhancement of overall neuropsychological functioning in children with neurocognitive disorder.


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