4 September 2012

New ADHD Software Suite and Online Grand Rounds Sessions with Dr. Vincent Monastra


Compatible with the Thought Technology BioGraph Infiniti system, the ADHD Assessment Suite takes the design and findings of Dr. Vincent Monastra & Dr. Joel Lubar's 1999 study (Assessing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder via Quantitative Electroencephalography: An Initial Validation Study) and turns it into an automated ADHD Assessment protocol. The design team includes Dr. Francois Dupont (creator of the Integrated Neurofeedback suite and others) and the BFE's own Jon Bale who worked closely with Drs. Monastra and Lubar.

Dr. Vincent Monastra 
Dr. Vincent Monastra
Vincent J. Monastra, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and director of the FPI Attention Disorders Clinic in Endicott, New York. He is also an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Binghampton University. During the past three decades, he has conducted a series of studies involving more than 10,000 individuals with disorders of attention and behavioral control, resulting in the publication of numerous scientific articles, a book chapter, and the award-winning book,Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons that Medicine Cannot Teach (APA, 2005). His skills as a master diagnostician and therapist have been widely recognized and are archived in several educational videotaped programs, including Working with Children with ADHD (APA, 2005). His model for diagnosing and treating ADHD has been published in the book, Unlocking the Potential of Patients with ADHD: A Model for Clinical Practice (APA, 2007).

Dr. Joel Lubar
Dr. Joel Lubar received his B.S. and Ph.D. from the Division of the Biological Sciences and Department of Biopsychology at the University of Chicago. He has published more than 125 papers, numerous book chapters, as well as eight books in the areas of Neuroscience and Applied Psychophysiology. He has been a Regional Editor for the Journal Physiology and Behavior, an Associate Editor for Biofeedback and Self Regulation, and is currently one of the editors of the Journal of Neurotherapy.

He has held the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester. In 1967 he became an Associate Professor and then a Full Professor at the University of Tennessee in 1971.
Dr. Joel Lubar

Dr. Lubar was the past president of AABP(Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback) and was the president of ISNR(International Society for Neurofeedback and Research. He has been the president of the Academy of Certified Neurotherapist which now offers specialty certifications in EEG Biofeedback under the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). He has also been the president of the EEG Division of the AAPB. He has served on the BCIA Board of Directors, and as a member of the executive board of the AAPB. He was previously an officer on the board of the Biofeedback Research Society. He was the first President of the Biofeedback Society of Tennessee. Since 1979 he has been co-director of the Southeastern Biofeedback l Institute, in Knoxville and now in Pompano Beach, Florida. Dr. Lubar has presented his research at many workshops in Europe, South America, Canada, Israel, Australia and to many State and National meetings of Biofeedback Organizations. He was an invited keynote speaker at the Third International Conference in Biobehavioral Self Regulation and Health, held in Tokyo, Japan, October, 1993.

Dr. Lubar was responsible for developing the use of EEG Biofeedback (Neurofeedback) as a treatment modality for children, adolescents, and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, starting with his controlled studies in mid-1970. This application of Neurofeedback is now becoming widespread in clinics and schools throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Israel, Europe and Mexico. Currently, more than 1500 health care organizations are using the EEG biofeedback protocols that Dr. Lubar has developed. Dr. Lubar is currently developing neurofeedback for LORETA (Low Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography), and is a consulting for several controlled studies evaluating the effectiveness of Neurofeedback. In a 1992 publication, in Pediatric Neurology, he and his colleagues showed, for the first time, that children with the inattentive form of ADD (without hyperactivity), differ significantly in terms of quantitative EEG patterns, from matched control non-ADD children. He also has conducted and published research on the use of Neurofeedback for seizure disorders.

Dr. Francois Dupont
Dr. Fran├žois Dupont
Dr. Fran├žois Dupont is a registered psychologist with competence in general, health, and rehabilitation psychology. In his private practice in Ottawa, Canada, he often combines bio/neurofeedback with techniques borrowed from cognitive-behavioural, dynamic-humanistic and experiential approaches. Involved with the BFE for more than a decade, he has lectured in Canada and overseas. He recently presented at the BFE’s 16th Annual Conference in Poland.


ADHD Assessment Suite
The ADHD Assessment suite main monitoring screen is used for recording and/or monitoring data and verifying if too much artifact is being generated:


An excel report takes the results of the assessment and compares them to established age-related norms, for the diagnosis of ADHD in the individual:


All material necessary for the assessment (age appropriate reading, listening and cognitive tasks) is included within the suite documents:
Sample of images used with the drawing task in the assessment.

 







 


Online Grand Rounds with Dr. Monastra
In these monthly Grand Rounds sessions hosted by Dr. Vincent Monastra, participants will have the opportunity to present case studies for review and to benefit from Dr. Monastra's experience and knowledge in the field. The session also provides APA CE credits granted on a one credit per contact hour basis.

Both the grand rounds and the ADHD Software suite can be purchased in the BFE Online Shop.
ADHD Assessment Suite
ADHD Grand Rounds


For additional information, feel free to contact the BFE ADHD Team at blueadhd@gmail.com.

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8 comments:

  1. Neurofeedback program is well known for ADHD purposes.

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    1. Indeed! In 2012 the American Academy of Pediatrics upgraded neurofeedback to a Level 1 treatment for ADHD. http://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Mental-Health/Documents/CRPsychosocialInterventions.pdf

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