Our own Christine Achenbach was recognized recently by The Foundation for Neurofeedback and Applied Neuroscience for her research regarding the use of electroencephalographic neurofeedback (EEG NFB) as an intervention in O.T. EEG NFB is a form of biofeedback that uses sensors placed on the scalp to capture brainwaves to interface with a computer. It is now recognized as an evidence-based approach for treating attention deficit hyperactive disorder and is being researched for other neurological conditions including traumatic brain injury (TBI) and cerebral vascular accident (CVA). Ms. Achenbach is interested in using neurofeedback to reduce symptoms of anxiety so that individuals can engage in meaningful daily occupations.
One outcome from her research so far is that one of our young alumna is now pursuing certification in biofeedback that will also allow her to do NFB as a modality! Ms. Achenbach hopes to continue some research and will attempt to publish a summary of this year’s and previous years’ EEG NFB research.