Brainwave patterns are a constant for everyone. Both adults and children with ADD/ADHD, Learning Disabilities, anxiety, and depression may have either slower, faster or unbalanced ratios of brainwave activity. Neurofeedback is simply brain exercise that retrains the EEG patterns of the brain activity. It trains the brain to produce appropriate and effective electrical activity.
How Does Neurofeedback Work?
With highly advanced and computerized equipment, it is possible to record real-time activity in the brain, and for the specialist to identify patterns and pathways and help you develop new, appropriate brain activity.
There is no pain as a series of sensors are placed on several places on your head.You or your child watch specialized neurofeedback videos and/or play specialized neurofeedback computerized games while the specialist monitors and observes the presenting brain activity. When the EEG pattern is abnormal the video/game will stop; when the activity level is appropriate the video game will play, therefore rewarding appropriate brain activity.
Ongoing evaluation of each Neurofeedback session will monitor progress and identify direction of treatment.
How Long is the Treatment Course?
Each patient and each condition is unique, so it is not possible to apply one rule to all. Generally, it is best if you can commit to twice a week, for a total of 20 to 60 sessions, although this can be flexible according to need.