What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback (NF), or electroencephalographic (EEG) biofeedback, allows individuals to train and control their own brainwaves. It has been used to assist individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder since the 1970s. Research supports the view that NF improves attention, although there remains a dearth of research on improvements in academic achievement. Traditionally, NF research has been conducted by clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and other medical professionals. However, technological advances now permit NF research to be conducted in schools thereby opening a potentially useful intervention for special educators to use with their students. The only study to explicitly examine academic achievement in a school setting suggests that NF may improve scores on measures of reading comprehension (La Marca & O’Connor, 2016).