A Review of the Use of Neurofeedback Training as an Intervention Method in the Treatment of AD/HD

By Sherri Franklin-Guy and Donna Schnorr.

Published by The International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities

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Although there are a myriad of measurements to identify students with academic deficits and provide insight into appropriate interventions, neurologically based approaches remain startlingly underrepresented. This paper reviews and examines the effects of neurofeedback training on students presenting with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD). A review of efficacy studies that have investigated neurofeedback and other computer-based treatment systems, including portions of a pilot inquiry that highlights the use of neurofeedback training as an effective intervention tool to address academic difficulties stemming from deficits in attentional functioning, are cited. Implications for educational and clinical practice are discussed.

Keywords: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Neurofeedback Training, Computer-Based Attention Training

The International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities, Volume 20, Issue 4, August 2014, pp.51-57. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: August 1, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 383.648KB)).

Dr. Sherri Franklin-Guy

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, USA

Sherri Franklin-Guy, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling at California State University, San Bernardino, where she teaches courses in the special education teacher preparation and rehabilitation counseling programs. Her research interests include language-learning disabilities, neurofeedback training, and students' epistemological beliefs.

Dr. Donna Schnorr

Professor, Co-Director of Doctorate in Educational Leadership Program, Educational Psychology and Counseling, California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, USA

Donna Schnorr, PhD, is Co-Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership Program at California State University, San Bernardino. Additionally, she is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling and teaches such courses as scientific inquiry, research seminar, and professional school counseling for the doctoral and school counseling programs. Dr. Schnorr has extensive experience in K-12 and university settings pertaining to conducting applied research with the view of transforming practice. She is the the successful author of academic articles and book chapters on school counseling and career development for at-risk students.