Neurofeedback and Attention Disorders Medford OR

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.

Ms. Elizabeth Towill
Liz Towill, LCSW
(541) 531-6523
385 E. Main Street, Suite 3
Ashland, OR
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oregon
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Sleep Disorders
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17)

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Rabinovitch Ruth A MD
(541) 773-1590
2941 Doctors Park Drive
Medford, OR
 
Sullivan Kevin J MD Medford Neurologcl & Spne Clin
(541) 779-1672
2900 State Street
Medford, OR
 
Mary Cavill Hough
(541) 608-4096
750 Murphy Road
Medford, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Sarah M Christensen
(541) 779-1300
2940 Doctors Park Dr
Medford, OR
Specialty
Adolescent Medicine

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Dr. Manuel Gomes
(425) 780-6986
Washington Institute for Intimacy & Sexual Health700 E. Main St., Suite 105
Medford, OR
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Sex Therapy, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Seattle Pacific University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Barbara Jean Sibley
(541) 608-4096
2635 Siskiyou Blvd
Medford, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

Sarah Mc Kinley Trenary, MD
Medford, OR
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr. Sheryl Lynn Hurston
(718) 670-1033
Medford, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Bryan Douglas Sohl
(541) 608-5982
2825 E Barnett Rd
Medford, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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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