Evaluation of neurofeedback therapy in children with mathematic disorder in third-grade elementary school

Sadjadi, Seyed AliReza and akhondpour Manteghi, Ali and Hashemian, Peyman (2014) Evaluation of neurofeedback therapy in children with mathematic disorder in third-grade elementary school. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 57 (5). pp. 719-726.

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Abstract

Introduction Because of the importance of learning disorders, and neurofeedback which is a relatively new method of       treatment, the present study examined the effect of this method on treatment of learning disorders.  Methods In this study, 28 third grade of primary school children according to psychiatric interview and academic records , mathematic scale, diagnosed learning disability were studied. One group (N = 14) received neurofeedback treatment and the other group (N = 14) was conducted with non- real neurofeedback treatment (sham). A total of 20 sessions took place for each child, and each session lasted 30 minutes for 10-12 weeks. Neurofeedback condition was as same as the sham group, except in the EEG activity  which was not from patient. Both groups were matched for age, education, IQ, gender and severity of mathematics disorder.  Results In comparison of the experimental and sham groups, the intervention effect was different between two groups and statistically significant (P<0.05), and in three times mesurment, the difference was significant (P<0.01). Trend of changes in variable that was measured in three times, was linear (P<0.05).The difference between pre-test and post-test was significant in boy´s group, but the difference was not significant for the girls.  ConclusionThe intervention effect in experimental group showed effective and it was maintained for one year after the treatment (P<0.01). The difference was significant only in males. Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mjmums mjmums
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2017 15:00
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2017 15:00
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7071

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