The Drake Treatment Plan

To ensure the highest possibility of success we must all work together: the family, the school, and Drake.

The result of the Evaluation & Screening will be used to form a plan for successful care based on the individual needs of each patient. Because The Drake Institute is a comprehensive treatment facility, the necessary treatments can all be provided at our clinic. We begin treatment upon the completion of the Eval/Screen and, when indicated, further testing dates will be scheduled.

Although each case is unique, each also shares common characteristics with the thousands of patients seen and treated at The Drake Institute. We generate the best pathway to a resolution of the patient’s symptoms from this database of patient success.

 

Plan Includes:

  • 32 interactive Neurofeedback treatments (more for hyperactive ADHD and autism).
  • Periodic meetings with parents/patient or other family members as needed.
  • Parent/patient education regarding ADD/ADHD and learning disabilities.
  • Parent/patient education regarding the biofeedback/Neurofeedback process.
  • Ongoing feedback regarding Neurofeedback and/or other adjunctive treatments (e.g. Fast ForWord, Social Skills groups).
  • Effective parenting techniques to use with ADD/ADHD symptoms.
  • Teaching a behavior modification system for home and school.
  • Education regarding rights to learning interventions and assessment resources available through the school system.
  • Tools for parents/family members that will help the patient generalize the Neurofeedback process to home and school or work. This is necessary for long-term and lasting change.
  • Ongoing Assessment for added care needs, referrals provided as needed.
  • Support to facilitate stress and conflict reduction in the home and to promote a healthier, more positive environment.
  • Support to help alleviate relationship difficulties between siblings, parents and/ or spouses
  • Teacher/ school support as needed
  • Gradual Phase Out schedule and ongoing follow-up for a minimum of one year after treatment completion

 

Accelerated Treatment Program

6 weeks for ADHD or ADD

8 weeks for Autism Spectrum Disorders

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“David F. Velkoff, M.D., our Medical Director and co-founder, supervises all evaluation procedures and treatment programs. He is recognized as a physician pioneer in using biofeedback, qEEG brain mapping, neurofeedback, and neuromodulation in the treatment of ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and stress related illnesses including anxiety, depression, insomnia, and high blood pressure. Dr. David Velkoff earned his Master’s degree in Psychology from the California State University at Los Angeles in 1975, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta in 1976. This was followed by Dr. Velkoff completing his internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology with an elective in Neurology at the University of California Medical Center in Irvine. He then shifted his specialty to Behavioral Medicine and received his initial training in biofeedback/neurofeedback in Behavioral Medicine from the leading doctors in the world in biofeedback at the renown Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. In 1980, he co-founded the Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine. Seeking to better understand the link between illness and the mind, Dr. Velkoff served as the clinical director of an international research study on psychoneuroimmunology with the UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and the Pasteur Institute in Paris. This was a follow-up study to an earlier clinical collaborative effort with UCLA School of Medicine demonstrating how the Drake Institute's stress treatment resulted in improved immune functioning of natural killer cell activity. Dr. Velkoff served as one of the founding associate editors of the scientific publication, Journal of Neurotherapy. He has been an invited guest lecturer at Los Angeles Children's Hospital, UCLA, Cedars Sinai Medical Center-Thalians Mental Health Center, St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California, and CHADD. He has been a medical consultant in Behavioral Medicine to CNN, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, Univision, and PBS.”

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