Date of Award

12-2001

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Educational Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Howard Poole

Second Advisor

Dr. Cindee Peterson

Third Advisor

Dr. George Haus

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

The incidence of attention deficit disorder among elementary aged children has increased dramatically along with reliance on psychostimulant medication. Many parents and professionals seek alternative or supplemental treatments. Neurofeedback training is an alternative intervention that has been researched over the past twenty years with many positive results. The advent of commercially available systems makes neurofeedback training a more realistic and cost-effective option. Such systems must be shown to be effective and practical within a school setting.

This multiple baseline single system experimental study of three male subjects with ADD/HD confirmed that the Play Attention feedback training program by Unique Logic, Inc. can be implemented in a school setting. All three subjects improved in their ability to attend to the training tasks. Two of the three subjects also improved in measurements of time on task in the classroom and in scores on the Conners' Teacher Rating Scale(short)-Revised.

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