Neurofeedback and Attention Disorders Kalispell MT

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.

Gillespie Eve FACC
(406) 752-7406
210 Sunnyview Lane
Kalispell, MT
 
Kalispell Regional Medical Center - Radiation Onco
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Burns Patrick J DO
(406) 752-5095
200 Commons Way
Kalispell, MT
 
Williams Alan B FACC
(406) 257-8992
202 Conway Drive Suite 1
Kalispell, MT
 
Johnson Jon J MD
(406) 257-8992
202 Conway Drive Suite 1
Kalispell, MT
 
Bonnet James S FACS
(406) 257-6464
210 Sunnyview Lane Suite 101
Kalispell, MT
 
Wallace S Wilder
(406) 752-8300
210 Sunnyview Ln
Kalispell, MT
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Douglas Alan Nelson, MD
(406) 752-8120
1287 Burns Way
Kalispell, MT
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr. Wallace Scott Wilder
(406) 752-8300
210 Sunnyview Ln Ste 005
Kalispell, MT
Specialty
Pediatrics

Hilleboe John W MD
(406) 752-7900
111 Sunnyview Lane
Kalispell, MT
 
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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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