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Study of neurofeedback effects on academic achievement of
Azadeh Ghorbani1, Faranak Aliabadi 2, Mohammad Ali Nazari3, Melahat Akbarfahimi4
1- MSc Student of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Science, IranUniversityof Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Faculty Member, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , aliabadi.f@iums.ac.ir
3- Assistant Professor of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
4- Assistant Professor of Iran University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (2622 Views)

Background and Aim : Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder is a common disorder in children. ADHD leads to poor academic achievement. The purpose of this research was to study the effects of neurofeedback on academic achievement of 8-10 years old children with ADHD.

  

Material and Methods : It was a single subject study, was done on two 8 and 10 years old boys with ADHD with IQ=90-100. In addition to medication, each of them received 24 sessions of neurofeedback during 8 weeks. In each three sessions, one of the dictation or math tests was taken. Also the scores of class exam and final exam were used to assess treatment efficacy .

  

Results: Neuro feedback treatment is effective on increasing math and dictation scores of ADHD children in both clinic and school. Increase of the scores of final exams which were taken three months after treatment represents stability of treatment effect.

  

Conclusion: Neuro feedback treatment was an effective complementary method on increasing academic achievement in these children.

  

Key word: Attention deficit / Hyperactivity disorder, Neuro feedback, Academic achievement

Keywords: Attention deficit, Hyperactivity disorder, Neuro feedback, Academic achievement
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/06/23 | Accepted: 2015/06/23 | Published: 2015/06/23
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Ghorbani A, Aliabadi F, Nazari M A, Akbarfahimi M. Study of neurofeedback effects on academic achievement of. mrj. 2015; 9 (3) :1-8
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