American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes Neurofeedback as being as effective as medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Submitted by informedlate on Wed, 12/12/2012 – 19:27
Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics placed Biofeedback as a Level 1 “Best Support” Intervention for ADHD (Attention and Hyperactivity Behaviors). This affirms the success that we see in our clients with ADHD and is an important step forward in recognizing the powerful effects of Biofeedback in providing a non-invasive, non-drug treatment for a wide range of cognitive disorders. Here is what you need to know about this recent report:
What is the American Academy of Pediatrics?
The American Academy of Pediatricsis comprised of over 60,000 pediatricians. Pediatricians refer to the AAP for its positions on pediatric care and pediatric practice guidelines. When you see your pediatrician and ask your pediatrician questions, he or she is often informed
by the policies, positions, and reports of the AAP.
What does “Best Support” mean? How does the American Academy of Pediatrics make this determination?
Every six months the AAP updates their chart of “Evidence-Based Child and Adolescent Psychosocial Interventions.” They evaluate the data and research that exist to determine what works and what doesn’t. This information is passed on to pediatricians so that they can better serve their patients. ”Best Support” indicates that the AAP has found that biofeedback is an effective treatment for ADHD and should be recommended as a primary option