Date Approved

5-6-2009

Embargo Period

3-17-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S. in School Psychology

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Dihoff, Roberta

Subject(s)

Educational technology; Media programs (Education)

Disciplines

Educational Psychology

Abstract

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.

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