What is ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological disorder characterized by poor impulse control, inattention, and hyperactivity. Like many other learning disabilities, ADHD limits a child’s ability to focus. This can cause difficulty for the child, both in and out of the classroom.
While there is no “cure” for ADHD, neurofeedback can help manage its symptoms.
How can neurofeedback help my child with ADHD?
As you read in our blog post The American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends Biofeedback as a Level One Treatment for ADHD, biofeedback was recently elevated to a “Best Support” intervention for attention and hyperactivity behaviors such as ADHD. Biofeedback is a form of neurofeedback, and it teaches patients how to speed up the brain without the use of medication.
Biofeedback measures and monitors brain activity on a computer screen, so that the patient can understand how her brain works. Therapists can then teach the patient how to modify her mental patterns to decrease poor impulse control, inattention, and hyperactivity.
Will neurofeedback treat my child’s ADHD long-term?
One of the best things about neurofeedback is that it is a long-term treatment for ADHD. Once a child understands how to control her behaviors, she continues to have the ability to do this. Additionally, ADHD has no side effects – unlike medicine.
Many parents bring their child to us after she has already seen other medical professionals who treated her with medication – and the parent wants to try a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical treatment.
We recommend that your child begins with neurofeedback. To learn more about how neurofeedback can treat ADHD, please call us at (410) 531-5087.