Neurofeedback and Attention Disorders Fremont NE

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.

Sears Martin F MD - Internal Medicine & Diagnostic
(402) 721-5657
1935 East Military Avenue
Fremont, NE
 
Kuo Timothy MD
(402) 721-2623
415 East 23rd Street
Fremont, NE
 
Schiermann Lynnda Pa-C
(402) 721-7077
350 West 23rd Street
Fremont, NE
 
Groppe-Giesselmann Paige MD
(402) 753-2900
2350 North Clarkson Street
Fremont, NE
 
Yohannes Paulos MD
(402) 727-5000
2735 North Clarkson Street
Fremont, NE
 
Paige L Groppe Giesselmann
(402) 753-2900
750 E 29th St
Fremont, NE
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Madeleine R MacDonald, MD
(402) 753-2900
2350 N Clarkson St
Fremont, NE
Specialties
Pediatrics
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Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1988

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(402) 727-5500
220 East 22nd Street
Fremont, NE
 
Dr. M F Sears
(402) 721-5657
1935 E Military Ave
Fremont, NE
Specialty
Pediatrics

Davita Nephrology Partners
(402) 753-9453
2340 North Clarkson Street
Fremont, NE
 
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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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