Joel F. Lubar Ph.D.
Inventor of Neurofeedback for ADHD
Professor Emeritus-University of Tennessee
Linden Attention Learning Center
has two locations in southern California (Laguna Hills and Encinitas) that specialize in the assessment and treatment of ADD, ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, learning disabilities, anxiety and closed head injuries. Using the most cutting edge brain scanning (QEEG) equipment we can ascertain the most accurate diagnoses and even specific subtypes and for each individual client and develop a successful individualized treatment plan including biological treatments such as non-drug Neurofeedback.
EEG Biofeedback (Neurofeedback) Therapy was begun by Joel Lubar, Ph.D. in 1976, at the University of Tennessee as a non-drug treatment for Attention Deficit Disorders. Dr. Lubar’s early work demonstrated IQ increases and behavioral improvements for these children.
Since then, research has shown that this procedure can be used for children and adults with Learning Disabilities, Autism, Asperger’s and to improve the cognitive functioning of elite athletes and others.
The use of QEEG for diagnosis has been approved by the FDA; the use of Neurofeedback for non-drug treatment has been approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Our New Name
Because we are able to help people with conditions in addition to ADD, we have changed our name from The Original ADD Treatment Centers to Attention Learning Center. What we haven’t changed is an underlying treatment philosophy that centers around always doing what’s best for our clients. For a more detailed discussion of this important issue, click here.
The Attention Learning Center is headed by one of the original researchers who pioneered the use of NeuroFeedback Therapy, Michael Linden, Ph.D. If you live near Orange or San Diego County, you can have this nationally known pioneer develop your treatment plan. He published the first controlled studies on NeuroFeedback Therapy (Journal of Biofeedback & Self-Regulation, 1996) which have been recognized with awards from the California and the National Biofeedback Societies.
He was also centrally involved in the research of brain mapping (Monastra, Lubar, Linden 1999 & 2001) that is generating professional interest well beyond EEG Biofeedback Therapy community. The results of these studies demonstrate that NeuroFeedback Therapy can be a vital component in treating ADD/ADHD, LD, Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. These improvements come without side effects and remain permanent for years.
is a Clinical Psychologist and Nationally Certified in Neurofeedback and Biofeedback. He is the director of The Attention Learning Center, which has offices located in San Juan Capistrano, Irvine and Encinitas, California. He’s repeatedly been asked to be a key note speaker at professional conferences throughout the country.
Our colleagues have benefited from Dr Linden’s technical innovations such as the use of continuous performance tests to gage the improvements from Neurofeedback Therapy and vital research in brain mapping. Currently, Dr. Linden is in the early stages of developing Neurofeedback treatment procedures for learning disabled and brain injured patients.