The Effects of Neurofeedback Training on Brainwave and Behaviour of the Autistic Disorder Children

Muhamad, Sophian (2017) The Effects of Neurofeedback Training on Brainwave and Behaviour of the Autistic Disorder Children. PhD thesis, UNIMAS.

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Abstract

This study explores the application of Neurofeedback Training (NFT) on social and behavioural changes among Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) children using pre-test and post-test within subject quasi experimental study. The study involved 34 participants from Kuching Autistic Association (KAA) using Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) to evaluate the behavioural changes such as speech, language and communication, health and others. Brainwaves were monitored and regulated using Neurofeedback based on the conditions of the ASD children. Protocol were applied based on symptoms identified from ATEC. This study found that 97.06% participants showed improvement in overall score in ATEC, covered the observation for speech/language communication, sociability, sensory/cognitive awareness and health/physical/behaviour. The percentage of improvement for speech, language and communication are 73.5% , and for Sociability improvement are 76.5%. While the improvement for the sensory/cognitive awareness are 82.4% and for health/physical/behavior improvement are 76.5%. Fp1 - Fp2 Beta Training protocol showed a very high level of significance (p<0.0001) changes in the brainwave. These changes indicate that beta protocol inhibit Hi-Beta waves to reduce the autistic symptoms.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2017.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neurofeedback Training, Autistic Children, ATEC (Autism Treatment Evaluation cecklist), unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, Postgraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 04:36
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2020 09:07
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/20991

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