Neurofeedback and Attention Disorders Carmel IN

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.

Neuropsychology & Learning Assoc/Dr Carl S Hale
(317) 758-3681
Neuropsychology & Learning Assoc/Dr Carl S Hale1016 3rd Avenue SW
Carmel, IN
Specialties
Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Child or Adolescent, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Adler School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$150+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Richard Hugh Jones
(317) 207-0441 x7217
Indiana Health Group703 Pro Med Lane, #200
Carmel, IN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, ADHD, Autism
Qualification
School: Emory University
Year of Graduation: 1980
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Average Cost
$160 - $180
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Barbara Thornburg
(317) 855-0306 x5
9135 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Women's Issues, ADHD, Depression, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Indiana University School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1973
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Encore

Dr. Warren Palmer
(317) 758-3451 x3
9135 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Depression, Eating Disorders, ADHD, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Alabama
Year of Graduation: 1970
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Average Cost
$110 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Whittington Beth A
(317) 249-0990
1185 West Carmel Drive
Carmel, IN
 
Dr. Charles S Shinaver III
(317) 883-7929
9640 N Augusta Rd
Carmel, IN
Specialties
ADHD, Child or Adolescent, Parenting, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: De Paul University
Year of Graduation: 1996
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Amy L Rexroth
(317) 758-3718
Woodview Psychology Group70 East 91st Street
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Parenting, ADHD, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Indianapolis
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. Gary L Conway
(317) 207-2821 x119
Counseling for New Dimensions8935 N Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Attention Deficit (ADHD), Relationship Issues, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Indiana Universtiy
Year of Graduation: 1982
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Amy Martin
(317) 207-2793
Balance Counseling Group819 E 64th St
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Washington University in St. Louis
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Roy Scott Harper
(317) 843-9475
13250 Hazel Dell Pkwy Ste 103
Carmel, IN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Neurofeedback and Attention Disorders

Provided by: 

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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