David L. Falkstein, Ph.D. and Associates

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Dr. Falkstein has a lot of expertise in the area of ADHD evaluation and treatment. He has been conducting ADHD evaluations and has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD for over 20 years. Dr. Falkstein's ADHD evaluations are very thorough and include: examination of the individual's current symptoms (obtained from parent/significant other, teacher, and self-report ratings on multiple questionnaires), clinical observation, intelligence testing, memory testing, formal attentional testing, academic testing (for children, adolescents, and college students), and assessment of emotional and behavioral functioning. Recommendations about need and appropriateness of medication, non-medication treatment options, parenting/discipline/management of problem behaviors, and school intervention/supports are offered.  

In addition to traditional therapy services for children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD, David L. Falkstein, Ph.D. and Associates offers Play Attention Neurofeedback Training for children with attention problems and Cogmed working memory training for all age groups (children, adolescents, and adults). 

 

Cogmed working memory training (www.cogmed.com) is an evidence-based program that helps people with attention problems by training and increasing their working memory capacity. Clinically proven results demonstrate that after training, people improve their ability to concentrate, control impulsive behavior and better utilize complex reasoning skills. Click here for a brochure on Cogmed working memory training to find out more information about this program -  http://webzoom.freewebs.com/dfalksteinphdllc/Cogmed-Brochure1.pdf.

 





Play Attention is a powerful learning system that uses a high-tech arm band to read brain signals indicative of focus or concentration. The BodyWave armband used in Play Attention monitors these signals through the body and transmits them wirelessly to the computer. Inspired by NASA technology, Play Attention uses powerful advancements of neurofeedback technology that allows the child to control the computer by mind/attention alone. Over time, through deliberate practice, Play Attention helps children learn to increase their focus and concentration. The Play Attention games also teach the child to ignore distractions, develop memory skills, finish tasks, and become organized. Play Attention has been used in many thousands of homes, by schools, learning centers, doctor offices, psychologist offices, Olympic teams, universities, and traumatic brain injury hospitals since 1994. Play Attention is a powerful alternative or supplementary treatment for children with ADHD or subclinical attention problems. For more information check out the Play Attention website at http://www.playattention.com/ or call David L. Falkstein, Ph.D. and Associates to set up an appointment to determine if Play Attention is right for your child.