Expert Webinar Replay: What Parents Should Know About Neurofeedback for ADHD
In this webinar, David Rabiner, Ph.D., and Ed Hamlin, Ph.D., explain what parents need to know about using neurofeedback to treat ADHD.
Neurofeedback — also known as EEG biofeedback — gives real-time feedback on brainwave activity to individuals with ADHD who are taught to achieve EEG patterns consistent with focus and attention. Neurofeedback proponents say it results in improved attention and reduced hyperactive/impulsive behavior. Researchers began studying neurofeedback in the 1970s and have published a number of supportive studies, however many experts say the efficacy of neurofeedback for ADHD remains unclear. Many parents are uncertain whether to pursue this treatment regimen for their children.
This webinar will explain neurofeedback and touch on the following topics:
- How long neurofeedback has been used to treat ADHD, and the theoretical basis for it
- The basics of neurofeedback treatment, including its costs and typical duration
- The results parents should expect to see in children with ADHD
- Whether neurofeedback should be used alone or in combination with medication and/or behavior therapy
- The research supporting neurofeedback as a treatment for ADHD
- Home-based neurofeedback systems and important considerations for trying them
Webinar replays include:
- Slides accompanying the webinar
- Related resources from ADDitude
- Free newsletter updates about ADHD
This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on April 20, 2017.
Meet the Expert Speakers
David Rabiner, Ph.D., currently serves as a senior associate dean and a research professor in the department of psychology and neuroscience. Dr. Rabiner has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers on children’s social development, the impact of attention difficulties on academic achievement, computer-based interventions for attention problems, helping community practitioners provide better evaluation and treatment to children with ADHD, and the nonmedical use of ADHD medications by college students. Dr. Rabiner publishes an online newsletter called Attention Research Update that helps over 30,000 subscribers stay informed about important new research on ADHD. Free subscriptions are available at www.helpforadd.com. He is also the co-developer of Nervanix Insight, a new attention training system that you can learn about on YouTube.
Ed Hamlin, Ph.D., is the founder and clinical director of the Institute for Applied Neuroscience in Asheville, North Carolina, where he specializes in the application of neuroscience techniques to address a range of difficulties, including attention problems. Dr. Hamlin received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill and taught at UNC and Duke before returning to Asheville. Dr. Hamlin specializes in applied neuroscience techniques to help address attention problems, cognitive disorders, depression, anxiety, and problems associated with traumatic and acquired brain injuries. He is the lead instructor for EEG Education and Research and is on the faculty for Evidence-Based Neurotherapy of the Society for the Advancement of Brain Analysis. Dr. Hamlin is a recognized leader in the neurofeedback field and has trained thousands of clinicians to use neurofeedback. He is also a co-developer of Nervanix Insight.
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