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How Neurofeedback Can Improve Your Focus

Coping with an inability to concentrate can be difficult—no matter what age you are.  Does your child struggle to stay on task when studying (which shows in his/her grade)?  Are you looking for a nonpharmacological solution to common mental health problems like ADD or ADHD?  Well, you may want to look into neurofeedback.  At Focal

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Could Neurofeedback Help if Your Child Suffers from a Mental Health Condition?

Mental illness in children When your child is suffering from a mental illness, he deserves the most accurate diagnosis and the most effective treatment possible. Childhood ADHD depression, and anxiety are often treated with prescription medications, but non-pharmacological approaches can be equally or more effective. Neurofeedback as mental illness treatment One effective non-pharmacological, non-invasive treatment

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How Does Neurofeedback Treat ADHD?

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

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AAP Recommends Biofeedback as Level One Treatment for ADHD

Becoming a Level One Treatment The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) – a renowned association comprising more than 60,000 pediatric medical professionals – recently elevated biofeedback to a level one treatment, “Best Support” intervention for ADHD. This represents a paradigm shift in the medical industry and validates what we have said again and again: biofeedback

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Is Neurofeedback a Recommended Form of Therapy?

Although volumes of research have found neurofeedback and cognitive training to be beneficial forms of therapy, many traditional healthcare professionals neither acknowledge nor promote these therapies. The reasons for this include the inertia of endorsing more conventional treatments, and the lack of awareness regarding alternative treatments. Most healthcare professionals insist that medication is a “better”

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Autism and Neurofeedback

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as discussed in a previous blog post, describes a group of developmental disorders that includes Autistic Disorder, Rett Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Asperger syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). These disorders are characterized by many symptoms, such as intellectual disability, difficulties with communication and social interaction, and repetitive behaviors.

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What is Neuroplasticity?

Neuroplasticity and your brain Neuroplasticity, also known as brain plasticity, refers to the changes that your brain undergoes throughout life. As most people know, the brain has the ability to adapt to many influences, including your environment, the behaviors you perform, injuries, genetic factors, and mental illness or psychological disorders. When these changes occur, the

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Neurofeedback vs. ADD/ADHD Medication

As discussed in a previous blog, most clinicians who practice neurofeedback and cognitive training advise their clients to continue on their medication while undergoing the alternative therapies. Typically, the greatest improvement is seen when clients use a combination of neurofeedback, cognitive training, talk therapy, and medication. The combination of these therapies, however, may be the

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Are There Side Effects from Neurofeedback?

As discussed in a previous blog post, neurofeedback and cognitive training are designed to meet the growing need for effective non-pharmacological approaches. Neurofeedback trains the brain to function more efficiently by measuring neuronal activity in the brain, and using real-time displays to monitor that brain activity on a computer screen. This enables the client to

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Neurofeedback Sessions

Innovative approach to therapy A neurofeedback session, biofeedback session, or cognitive training session may seem like a traditional therapy option. Yet, each technique is extremely innovative. Created as a way to meet the growing need for effective non-pharmacological approaches, these treatments were designed to help individuals with learning, mood, anxiety, and stress disorders, as well

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"My daughter used to come home with at least two Ds on her report card. Now, she is getting all As and Bs, and she's even on the honor roll this semester."

Jane D., Clarksville

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