ADD / ADHD

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that affects more than 6 million children in the United States (Centers for Disease Control).  These children are often highly intelligent yet struggle with managing emotions, distractions, and impulse control.  Many methods of reducing ADD/ADHD symptoms include using medication to increase focus and self-control.  Neurofeedback reduces ADD/ADHD symptoms naturally, producing long term change.

How Does Neurofeedback Improve ADD/ADHD Symptoms?

Neurofeedback training helps the brain balance brainwave generation, and create new, more efficient neural pathways. These new pathways are the key to improving focus, concentration, and behavior. Patients with ADD and ADHD often have an imbalance in Delta and Beta brainwaves. By improving the balance of these brainwave patterns, the patient is more able to think clearly. 

Improving focus, concentration and memory are 3 of the main goals in neurofeedback training. In addition to these improvements, the hyperactivity associated with ADHD can be significantly reduced, and sometimes disappears completely! 

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What Does A Normal Training Program Work?

Before beginning Neurofeedback, the patient’s brainwaves are measured. This process is known as brain mapping. It is completely painless, and involves scanning the brainwaves on the surface of the scalp using a nylon cap. 

The system then compares the measured activity to a database of established standards of brain function to determine if there are any areas of imbalance that might be creating the symptoms of ADD or ADHD. Based on this information, we construct an individualized program for the patient to help eliminate those imbalances. 

A typical session of Neurofeedback is about 30 minutes long and is fun and relaxing. While watching a video, two small sensors are placed on the patient’s scalp so we can monitor brainwaves in real-time.  As these brainwaves are monitored, the audio and visual aspects of the video will alter slightly, causing the brain to reduce or increase activity in various parts of the brain.  This trains the brain to operate in a more balanced manner.  Over time, the brain builds new pathways and is able to maintain the balance on it’s own. 

Results That Last.

A recent study* showed “Significant academic performance improvement was observed in participants receiving Neurofeedback. Two-month and six-month follow-up assessments, based on parent and teacher reports, showed that participants receiving NF maintain their improvements months after completing the training.” 

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*Source: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2013.09.009