A Study of the Effectiveness of a Commercially Available Feedback Training Program in Increasing the Classroom Attending Skills of Students with Attention Deficit Disorder
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
Dr. Howard Poole
Dr. Cindee Peterson
Dr. George Haus
Masters Thesis-Open Access
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.
DiGiovanni, Janice M., "A Study of the Effectiveness of a Commercially Available Feedback Training Program in Increasing the Classroom Attending Skills of Students with Attention Deficit Disorder" (2001). Masters Theses. 4616.