Neurofeedback and Attention Disorders Salt Lake City UT

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. Tamar Prero
Dynamic Play
(801) 403-3357
3191 S. Valley St. Suite 120
Salt Lake City, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Utah
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Developmental Disability, Grief/Loss, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Sexual Orientation, Trauma/PTSD, Anger Management, Attachment Di
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12)

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Dr. Aharon D. Shulimson
(801) 796-2932
1111 Brickyard Road (1100 East)
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Attention Deficit (ADHD), Anxiety or Fears, Stress-related Medical Disorders, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Texas Tech.
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Michelle Greene
(801) 416-3692
Synergism Counseling, LLC11487 South 700 East
Draper, UT
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Attention Deficit (ADHD), Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Utah
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: ACS US Dept of Labor FECA

MD Diet Medical Weight Loss
(801) 293-3100
3655 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Hawkins John A Cardiothoracic Surgery
(801) 588-3345
Primary Childrens M
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Mrs. Michelle Greene
Synergism Counseling
(801) 350-1671
11487 So 700 East
Draper, UT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Utah
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorder
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Biracial, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Early Life Child Psychology & Education Center
(801) 513-2692
Early Life Child Psychology & Education Center10808 S. Riverfront Parkway
South Jordan, UT
Specialties
Attention Deficit (ADHD), Academic Underachievement, Learning Disabilities, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Phillips Graduate Insititute
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mark Valentine, MD
(801) 501-2100
9500 S 1300 E
Sandy, UT
Business
Intermountain Sandy Clinic
Specialties
Pediatrics

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IHC-Allergy Specialists
(801) 501-2130
9500 S 1300 E
Sandy, UT
 
Bromberg Mark B MD Neurology
(801) 585-6387
Univ Of Utah H
Salt Lake City, UT
 
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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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