Neurofeedback and Attention Disorders Makawao HI

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. Lise Michele Stevens
(808) 662-6900
Makawao, HI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Lise Michele Stevens, MD
(808) 662-6900
Makawao, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1981

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David M Ulin, MD, FAAP
(808) 573-8680
6920 Hana Hwy
Haiku, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr. Sandi Marie Angevine
(808) 243-6125
579 Kawelo Rd # A
Haiku, HI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Donna L Pruitt Mc Cleary, MD
(808) 877-2645
309 Paani Pl
Paia, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1972

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Suzanne L Rynders, MD, FAAP
(805) 343-2188
75 Awakea Loop
Makawao, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1967

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Dr. Suzanne L Rynders
(805) 343-2188
75 Awakea Loop
Makawao, HI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Sandi Marie Angevine, MD
(808) 243-6125
579 Kawelo Rd # A
Haiku, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1992

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Linda Rae Strong, DO
80 Mahalani Street
Kula, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1983

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Kristi Benay Bengtson, MD
Kula, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1992

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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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