Attention deficit disorders are the most diagnosed conditions of childhood and affect up to 9% of the population.
Although most focus disorders are diagnosed in childhood, the symptoms often carry over into adulthood and are associated with increased rates of drug use, incarceration, obesity, divorce, and can lead to less productivity and economic success.
The American Academy of Pediatrics rates Neurofeedback as a “Level 1/ Best Support” form of treatment for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Neurofeedback is non-invasive and teaches the brain to regulate its own activity without the side effects of medications.
Neurofeedback can increase focus and calmness, as well as decrease impulsivity, distractibility, and irritability, leading to improved performance in school and work environments.
Recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Neurofeedback can provide an alternative treatment for ADD/ADHD and can often decrease or eliminate the need for medications. Treatment involves first, collecting a QEEG, the brain waves are then analyzed to produce a brain map, and develop a plan for training the brain into the correct pattern. Over several sessions of using the video and auditory feedback, clients reduce their slow wave activity and/or increase their fast wave activity.
Individuals who complete a course of training sessions often show reduced primary ADHD symptoms. Neurofeedback improves attention and behavior by instantly reinforcing the brain when it is calm and focused. Over time the brain learns to become balanced. The number of sessions will vary based on the severity and duration of the condition. Recent studies have shown that the results of Neurofeedback are long lasting.
"I am a college student who tried neurofeedback for ADD. I was very surprised when I got my brain map back and Mary Page asked me about dyslexia and auditory processing issues. I had been told that I had dyslexia in elementary school, but never thought that this could still be my problem. Before neurofeedback, I was unable to listen to the professor and simultaneously take notes. I cannot even begin to express my thanks to the Colorado Center for Neurofeedback for the improvements in my academic career. So what I learned, it's not always ADD or ADHD, there are lots of reasons people can't focus, or don't pay attention in school. Do a brain map and see how neurofeedback can help you."
- Kylie: Soon to be a college graduate!