In October 2012 the American Academy of Pediatrics ranked neurofeedback as “Level 1 Best Support” treatment for the behavioural symptoms of ADHD.
This report is created twice per year to guide practitioners, parents and educators in developing appropriate plans for psychosocial interventions. To reach Level 1 Best Support ranking a treatment is evaluated and must meet the following standards. I.
At least 2 randomised trials demonstrating efficacy in one or more of the following ways: a. Superior to pill placebo, psychological placebo, or another treatment. b. Equivalent to all other groups representing at least one Level 1 or Level 2 treatment in a study with adequate statistical power (30 participants per group on average) and that showed significant pre‐ post change in the index group as well as the group(s) being tied.
Ties of treatments that have previously qualified only through ties are ineligible. II. Experiments must be conducted with treatment manuals. III. Effects must have been demonstrated by at least 2 different investigator teams.