M.S. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Educational technology; Media programs (Education)
The present study examined the Play Attention neurofeedback computer program to determine its efficacy in the classroom. A program that would increase students' ability to pay better attention in the classroom would vastly improve our entire educational system. The two areas that were used to determine the effectiveness of the program were improved task performance and the ability to follow directions the first time they are given. Daily progress reports of twenty different students were compared to each other over a six month period. There were ten students in the experimental group and ten students in the control group. There were no statistically significant differences between the group that used the Play Attention program and those in the control group. There were too many confounding factors in this study. A better set of dependent variables may help to indicate the true effectiveness and benefits of this program.
Hoyt, Brett, "Exploring Play Attention" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 627.