December 10, 2012

American Academy Of Pediatrics Consensus On Brainwave Biofeedback:

By mandee

American Academy Of Pediatrics Consensus On Brainwave Biofeedback:
“Level 1 – Best Support”

Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) revised its
“Evidence-based Child and Adolescent Psycho-social Interventions”and elevated Brainwave Biofeedback to “Level 1 — Best Support” as an intervention for Attention & Hyperactivity Behaviors. This recognition of the value of brainwave biofeedback will be published in the next revision of this guideline document by Practice Wise,the company that manages clinical research reviews for AAP. The other brain training intervention referred to as Working Memory Training continued to stay at Level 2 – Good Support. The studies that PracticeWise cited as supporting their decision were:

Beauregard, M., & Levesque, J. (2006). Functional magneticresonance imaging investigation of the effects of neurofeedback training on neural bases of selective attention and responseinhibition in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivitydisorder. Applied Psychology and Biofeedback, 31, 3


Gevensleben, H., Holl, B., Albrecht, B., Vogel, C., Schlamp, D., et al.(2009). Is neurofeedback an efficacious treatment for ADHD?: Arandomized controlled clinical trial. Journal of Child Psychologyand Psychiatry, 50, 780


Levesque, J., Beauregard, M., & Men¬sour, B. (2006). Effect of neurofeedback training on the neural substrates of selectiveattention in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder:A functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Neuroscience

Letters, 394, 216


Omizo, M. M., & Michael, W. B. (1982). Biofeedback-inducedrelaxation training and impulsivity, attention to task, and locus of control among hyperactive boys. Journal of Learning Disabilities,15, 414


Rivera, E., & Omizo, M. M. (1980). The effects of relaxation and biofeedback on attention to task and impulsivity among malehyperactive children. The Exceptional Child, 27, 41-51