Numerous case studies demonstrate the efficacy of neurofeedback in treating ADD and ADHD (Ramos, 1998; Wadhwani, Radvanski, & Carmody, 1998). Studies using neurofeedback that decreased slow wave activity and increased fast wave activity show people with attention deficit disorder (ADD) improve in ADD symptoms, intelligence score, and academic performance (Grin’-Yatsenko et al., 2001; Lubar, Swartwood, Swartwood, & O’Donnell, 1995; Thompson & Thompson, 1998;).
Those individuals whosignificantlyreduced theta over the training sessions also showed a 12-point increase in WISC-R IQ, improved Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA),and ADDES rating scores (Lubar, Swartwood, Swartwood, & O’Donnell, 1995). One large multi-center study (1,089 participants, aged 5-67 years) showed sensorimotor – beta neurofeedback training led to significant improvementin attentiveness, impulse control, and response variability as measured on the TOVA (Kaiser & Othmer, 2000) in those with moderate pre-training deficits. EEG biofeedback training has also been used successfullyinthe school setting (Boyd & Campbell, 1998).
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