Neurofeedback and Attention Disorders Lawton OK

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.

Dr. Linda Diann Johnson
(580) 248-5437
605 W Gore Blvd Ste 5
Lawton, OK
Specialty
Pediatrics

Linda Diann Johnson, MD
(580) 248-5437
605 W Gore Blvd Ste 5
Lawton, OK
Specialties
Pediatrics
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1988
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Hospital: Southwestern Med Ctr, Lawton, Ok

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(405) 353-8942
3201 W Gore Blvd Ste 100
Lawton, OK
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Pediatrics

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(580) 353-3942
3201 W Gore Blvd Ste 100
Lawton, OK
Specialty
Pediatrics

Joseph Francis Rarick, MD
(580) 250-5824
3811 W Gore Blvd Ste 6
Lawton, OK
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Pediatrics
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1977

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1819 West Gore Boulevard
Lawton, OK
 
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Lawton, OK
 
Janice Lynn Gibbons, MD
(580) 510-9081
11 NW Shadow Lake Rd
Lawton, OK
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Pediatrics
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Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1996

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(580) 357-2261
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Lawton, OK
 
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Lawton, OK
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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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