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Dr. Jeff Bauman, Licensed Child Psychologist and Life Coach serving the Weston, Florida area.

Jeff M. Bauman, Psy.D, P.A.

Licensed Psychologist - Life Coach
1840 Main Street
Suite 102
Weston, Florida 33326
Phone: (954) 659-0059

 

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Concierge Level Psychological and Coaching Consultations For Children, Adolescents, Emerging Adults and their Families.

  

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ADHD Answers

The secret is out. For many reasons, ADULTS (especially those with ADD/ADHD concerns) have been finding Dr. Bauman for years. He has enjoyed being of service to selected adults. If you would like to be evaluated for/ or coached regarding adult ADHD/ADD, please don't hesitate to call. 

 

Dr. Bauman recently returned from another multi day educational journey to Boston for post-graduate learning sponsored by Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He brings back some creative tools and solutions for teaching children, teens, emerging adults and parents, PEAK PERFORMANCE strategies.  He has also completed Harvard Medical School courses in ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, School Mental Health, Anxiety, Coaching and many other areas.  UPDATE: Dr. Bauman just returned from his fourth 20 hour ADHD class thru Mass General Psychiatric Academy(Harvard).  He is eager to bring the new information and strategies to life for South Florida children and families!

 For the fourth time, Dr. B completed a 20 hour course on the latest information concerning ADHD across the lifespan.  This mega workshop is sponsored by the Mass General Psychiatric Academy (associated with Harvard Medical School.  In September that same academy will host him for a workshop concerning the latest treatments for anxiety. 

 

BE CAREFUL signing on for big promises and magical cures!  Here is an important link regarding unproven mental health treatments:

http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/mentserve.html

And here is a link concerning another unproven tool unfortunately sold by too many colleagues.  http://www.nbcnews.com/health/mental-health/new-psychiatric-dna-testing-unproven-ground-n437781?cid=sm_fb

Is NEUROFEEDBACK next???

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2016/01/lumosity-pay-2-million-settle-ftc-deceptive-advertising-charges

 Some important consumer information from the research community.

A meta-analysis ( study of many studies) of efficacy of cognitive retraining(such as CogMed) (Cortez et al.(2015) supported some benefit for working memory.  However, impact on ADHD symptoms and academic performance was NOT demonstrated.  More research is needed before recommending as ADHD intervention.  

Neurofeedback is a self-regulation technique in which an individual is taught to alter his or her brain’s electrical activity in an attempt to stay focused and attentive. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not recommend neurofeedback in its clinical guidelines for diagnosis and management of ADHD.
CogMed is marketed as a computer-based solution for attention problems caused by poor working memory. Barkley’s 2015 ADHD text advises that FIT programs such as CogMed have not demonstrated sufficient effectiveness for improving the core symptoms of ADHD. “we do not recommend the adoption of these treatment approaches for routine clinical practice.”
Dr. Bauman will continue to hone and implement cognitive and behavioral strategies and a motivational COACH approach to help children/teens/ and families manage ADHD and associated challenges.