Neurofeedback (brain training) can be beneficial for children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who find it hard to focus, experience impulsivity and hyperactivity.
Web MD* explains: “You may have heard of ‘brain training’ to boost intelligence or memory. If your child has ADHD, there’s a type of brain training some researchers think may improve focus and help other ADHD symptoms too. It’s called neurofeedback or EEG biofeedback.”
Neurofeedback does not interfere with medication your child may already be taking. We will work with your doctor and do not advise your child stop taking medication without a doctor’s consent. But neurofeedback can reduce or possibly eliminate the need for medication and is an excellent alternative treatment for ADHD because it causes no harm or pain, is non-invasive and the results are long term. We provide neurofeedback services for ages 6 and up (including adults!).
Parents often tell us they notice their child is calmer and better able to control their emotions after beginning neurofeedback treatment. And teachers notice, too. They ask parents, “What changed at home?”
Symptoms of ADHD
- Impaired concentration
- Poor functioning at school or home
- Easily distracted
- Frequent shifts in conversation
- Inability to sustain attention
- Difficulty finishing homework
- Failure to complete tasks
- Talking excessively
- Fidgeting, squirming in seat
Neurofeedback Improves Brainwave Patterns
There are four different brainwave imbalances seen in individuals with ADHD. Imbalance of Theta, Slow Alpha, and Beta cause significant problems. A quantitative EEG assessment (brain map) is needed to find the area of the brain that needs training.
Research on Neurofeedback with ADHD
Neurofeedback found to activate Default Mode Network (DMN) in brain which leads to adaptive and reflective abilities in the classroom…read more
80% of children treated with neurofeedback showed significant measurable improvements in IQ tests, teacher/parent ratings of behavior…read more
*Web MD: http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/childhood-adhd/features/neurofeedback-adhd#1
Wondering if neurofeedback can help your child? We offer a free consultation by phone or in person to help you decide if neurotherapy is a good choice for your child or teen.
Neuro Therapy and Trauma Center of Utah serves clients in Layton, Ogden, Tremonton and surrounding cities who deal with ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders. If you live in Layton, Ogden, or Tremonton and are suffering from ADHD, anxiety or mood disorders, please call 801-855-7999 or text 801-855-7999 today to find out how we can help you.