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Florida OT Neurofeedback Devices
“Neurofeedback device” is any device that provides immediate feedback from a computer-based program that measures brainwave activity with the use of sound, visual and/or tactile input to cue the brain to reorganize and retrain itself.
The training required for students, postgraduates, and licensees to qualify for the use of a neurofeedback device shall include didactic training of at least sixteen (16) hours and performance of at least five (5) treatments under supervision.
The required training may be obtained through educational programs, workshops, or seminars offered at a college or university approved for training of occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association or of physical therapists by the American Physical Therapy Association or at clinical facilities affiliated with such accredited colleges or universities or educational programs offered through the American Society of Hand Therapists or Florida Occupational Therapy Association. Online courses are not approved for the didactic or performance training.
Supervised Treatment Sessions
Supervised treatment sessions shall be conducted under the personal supervision of licensed occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants who have completed sixteen (16) hours of coursework in the use of neurofeedback devices and five (5) supervised treatments, licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who have completed sixteen(16) hours of coursework in the use of neurofeedback devices and five (5) supervised treatments, medical doctors trained in the use of neurofeedback devices, psychologists trained in the use of neurofeedback devices, or other licensed healthcare professionals trained in the use of neurofeedback devices.
Treatment supervisors must have a minimum of 24 months prior experience in the use of neurofeedback devices. Personal supervision means that the supervisor is in the room with the trainees and actively provides guidance and supervision of the performance treatments.
Minimum Competency Levels
The training provided which teaches the therapeutic uses of neurofeedback devices shall provide for the following minimum competency level:
Preparation for Training:
Determination of training duration and intensity:
Documentation of Neurofeedback Training:
Any occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant who uses such neurofeedback device shall, upon request of the Board, or the Department, present proof that he or she has obtained the training required by this rule.
Fla. Admin. Code 64B11-4.001