Neurofeedback and Attention Disorders Burlington VT

There’s mounting evidence that biofeedback is both helpful and safe, and kids tend to be very good at it. The practitioner places electrodes on the child’s scalp, and the child learns to control the brain waves— in real time—by watching them on a computer screen. Many kids with ADHD are deficient in beta waves, the high-frequency brain waves involved in thinking.

Ms. Barbara Boutsikaris
(802) 490-3890
FamilyWorks, Inc63 Greene Street
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: UVM
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Larry Hall
(802) 862-2383
Sterling Psychological Assoc1233 Shelburne Rd.
South Burlington, VT
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, ADHD, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: CSU - Chico
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Lewis R First, MD
(802) 656-0027
College of Medicine,
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1980

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Stephen H Contompasis, MD
(802) 863-7315
80 University Hts
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1985

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David D Aronsson, MD, FAAP
(802) 656-2250
Stafford Hall Room 434B,
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1973

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Ms. Elizabeth (lisa) Myers
(802) 451-0168
Creative Pathways431 Pine St.
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Attention Deficit (ADHD), Child or Adolescent, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: Pratt Institue
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Sarah E. Sears
(802) 277-3130
Associates in Psychotherapy and Family Counseling31 Patchen Road
South Burlington, VT
Specialties
ADHD, Autism, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: University of Vermont
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$60 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. David James Mc Culley
Winooski, VT
Specialty
Pediatrics

Jerold F Lucey, MD
(802) 656-2505
89 Beaumont Ave
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1952

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William Vincent Raszka, MD
(802) 847-0026
University of Vermont College,
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1985

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Neurofeedback and Attention Disorders

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By Timothy Culbert, M.D.

Q: I’ve heard neurofeedback can help kids with attention disorders. What exactly is it, and does it really work?

A: It’s a new type of biofeedback that trains kids to control their brain waves. There’s mounting evidence that it’s both helpful and safe, and kids tend to be very good at it. It’s like a video game for the body. The practitioner places electrodes on the child’s scalp, and the child learns to control the brain waves— in real time—by watching them on a computer screen. Many kids with ADHD are deficient in beta waves, the high-frequency brain waves involved in thinking. And they tend to have too much theta wave activity, which happens when the mind is disorganized and not well focused. One training strategy works to decrease theta wave activity and increase beta waves.

The only downside is the time it takes—usually 30 to 50 sessions of training are required before a child is fully trained. Since insurance typically doesn’t pay for it, it can be expensive.

This is something you’ll want to do with the guidance of a well-trained professional. Your best bet is to find someone credentialed by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America.

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