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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Gastroenterology Consultants PC
(541) 779-8367
2860 Creekside Circle
Medford, OR
 
Mary Cavill Hough
(541) 608-4096
750 Murphy Road
Medford, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. James Alan Frierson
(541) 773-3688
691 Murphy Rd 691 Murphy Rd #114
Medford, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr.Gary Safley
(541) 773-3863
19 Myrtle Street
Medford, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1967
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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.Donald Johnson
(541) 773-3688
691 Murphy Rd # 122
Medford, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Lee C Harker
(541) 608-4700
2825 E Barnett Rd
Medford, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Bonnie Jean Lees, MD
(541) 779-0238
1314 Center Dr Unit B
Medford, OR
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Queens Univ, Fac Of Med, Kingston, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Rogue Valley Med Ctr, Medford, Or
Group Practice: Perinatal Intensive Care Spec

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Levin Lawrence B MD
(541) 773-2233
1365 Poplar Drive
Medford, OR
 
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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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