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AD 560

Neurofeedback and Medication Therapy

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Course Information

This online continuing education course provides a comprehensive overview of  Neurofeedback. Students will learn an innovative, scientifically proven form of biofeedback that teaches individuals with ADD to control their brain. Neurofeedback is the new replacement for Ritalin because it addresses the problem rather than treating a symptom. This course will teach students how neurofeedback works, explore what a typical session looks like and explain the healing potentials of brainwave biofeedback. This course will also explain the role of good nutrition and health practices, the need to eliminate toxic substances for the lifestyle, the health effects of too much  television and the need for good parenting. Course Code: AD 560. Contact hours of continuing education = 40.

Pre-requisite: you must have successfully completed AD 500 "Foundations of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Consulting" and AD 510 "Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Theory & Consulting I, AD 520 "Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Theory & Consulting II and AD 540 "Alternative Treatments in Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyperactivity Cases, before registering for this CE Course.

This course is specifically designed for those qualifying professionals who are studying to meet the education requirements for application for certification as a Certified Attention Deficit Consultant , by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. For Certification Information: access here.

BOARD APPROVALS: AIHCP is an approved provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of Nursing and the District of Columbia Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975. The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. is a licensed Continuing Education Provider in the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15595. Access information

This course is also approved by the Florida Office of School Psychology for 40 contact hours of continuing education.

Instructor/Course Author:  Helen Nieves, MA, MHC, CCBGT, CRS, SMC-C

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TIME FRAME:You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete all of the required courses in this specialty program. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the course within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an "incomplete" will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the course after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.

TEXTBOOK

Getting Rid of Ritalin: How Neurofeedback Can Successfully Treat Attention Deficit Disorder without Drugs by Robert W. Hill and Eduardo Castro. 2002 Hampton Roads Publishing Company. ISBN: 1-57174-254-9

You are required to order your own copy of the textbook. Please be sure to order your book as soon as possible so that you can begin your course of study.

AIHCP Online Bookstore: AIHCP provides an online bookstore stocked with all of the required textbooks, and/or materials required for its CE courses. To purchase this book online, click the access store link, go to the table of categories, right upper hand corner, and click on "Attention Deficit Consulting ." Access AIHCP Store:   click here

GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 45 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by us and options for completing additional course work to achieve a passing score, will be presented.

ONLINE COMMUNITY MESSAGE BOARDS: Enrolled students have full access to our online Student Community Message Boards. These message boards allow students in our CE courses to meet each other, communicate online, share information, discuss topics of study and interest and much more. Full access is provided via the online classroom.

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* Message Boards: each specialty program has an area to "post" on the message board. Students may post messages at anytime. Posting allows students to converse with those in the same specialty practice and to discuss issues/course content etc. Instructions for posting are provided in the online classrooms.

* Chat Rooms: each specialty has it's own unique "chat room." Inside of the classroom there is a schedule for "chat time" with students in your specific specialty practice. Participating in "chats" is voluntary. The chat sessions are used as means for students to come together and discuss course content or anything related to the courses and/or certification specialty.

* Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as "open book" tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.

* Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page "Student Resource Center." The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.

* Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.

* Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor's online resume/biography, as well as your instructor's specific contact information.

* Additional Learning Materials: some faculty have prepared additional "readings" and /or brief lecture notes to enhance your experience. All of these are available in the online classrooms.

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COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1). Understand how neurofeedback works
2) Explain the relationship between arousal and attention
3).Discuss what is neurofeedback training
4). Understand the behavioral states and brainwave activity
5). Explain the healing potentials of brainwave biofeedback
6). Examine how toxic substances can contribute to ADD
7). Examine if Ritalin is really a desirable solution to ADD
8). Use a practical checklist for assessing ADD in adults and children
9). Understand how nutrition can enhance brain activity
10). Identify the unsuspected behavioral influence of television
11). Examine the relationship between violence, aggression, alcohol, drugs and ADD
12) Understand how neurofeedback can help individuals to control their own brain

Course Content

A brief abstract of content:

1). What causes ADD
2). A checklist for assessing ADD in children and adults
3). Is Ritalin a desirable solution to ADD?
4). The healing potentials of biofeedback
5). How neurofeedback works
6). An inside view of a neurofeedback session
7). Nutrition and enhancing brain activity
8). Toxicity and ADD
9). Television and behavioral influences
10) Violence, aggression and ADD
11) Parenting management in treating a child with ADD
12) Adjusting homework expectations to the reality of an ADD child

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