NEUROFEEDBACK THERAPY AS EFFECTIVE ADD/ADHD TREATMENT
Do you or your child suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety, and/or depression?
Has a head injury or a learning disability affected your child’s ability to read, write, or otherwise reach his or her academic potential?
If so, consider joining our hundreds of clients who have benefited from neurofeedback therapy, an effective treatment for ADD/ADHD and other cognitive conditions often caused by learning disabilities or head injuries.
What is neurofeedback therapy?
Also called neurotherapy, neurofeedback is a non-invasive practice that began in the late 1960s. It does not require and often replaces prescription medications, and in recent years has been adapted to treat ADD/ADHD, anxiety, and depression. Neurofeedback allows the client to maintain his or her brainwaves within certain limits that promote focus and concentration while often resulting in increased processing speed.
How effective is neurofeedback therapy as an ADD/ADHD treatment?
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has designated EEG Biofeedback, or another name for neurofeedback, as a Level 1 or “best support” treatment option for those with Attention-Deficit Disorder and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD). A “best support” designation means that the AAP has evaluated the research data and determined that this technique is effective for ADD/ADHD and should be recommended by pediatricians as a primary option. Client results at Focal Points also point to neurofeedback therapy as an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, and conditions resulting from head injuries.
ADD/ADHD treatments and beyond
In addition to treating ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, learning disorders, and conditions resulting from head injuries, neurofeedback is a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). .
Neurofeedback is also used by clients seeking peak performance:
- Precision athletes
- Law enforcement officials
- Military members
- Professionals in other high-stress jobs
How does neurofeedback work? What are the benefits of neurofeedback?
At Focal Points, we work with children and adults seeking a non-invasive treatment for a variety of conditions including ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, and learning disabilities. Here’s what you can expect when receiving neurofeedback training.
- You will use a computer-based program that measures your neuronal activity during various tasks, such as playing a game. Neuronal activity is tracked via sensors on your head.
- Throughout the game, you will receive visual and auditory feedback on the way your brain reacts during a variety of tasks.
- Your therapist will help you learn how your brain reacts in these different situations. You will soon learn how to focus your neuronal activity to minimize large fluctuation in your brain waves. You will learn how to “win the game” by controlling specific brain waves with your own mind – it is a very empowering feeling!
- Once you’ve learned how to minimize certain brainwaves and strengthen others to win the game, you will soon learn to apply these new skills to everyday life, helping you overcome difficulties with attention, reading, writing, and other skills.
Have you or your child been suffering from the effects of ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, or learning disabilities? What’s keeping you from trying neurofeedback?
To request a consultation, call us at (410) 531-5087.