Reduce the Risk of Further Disorders

ADD /ADHD is characterised by symptoms of inattention impulsiveness and/or hyperactivity that interferes with functioning or development.    
Without effective treatment, children and adolescents with ADHD are at greater risk of developing academic, behavioural, mood, and anxiety disorders, incur accidental injury, and struggle with substance abuse disorders (Monastra et al., 2005).
Neurofeedback Training for the Brain

Neurofeedback training - an effective therapy for treating ADD/ADHD 

Historically medical treatments for ADD/ADHD were considered to be the only intervention for reducing the core symptoms of this disorder.  However over the last thirty years a growing body of research, including randomised, controlled, and double blind studies, and case studies have shown that neurofeedback training is an effective therapy for treating ADD/ADHD.

Studies that have compared drug treatments with neurofeedback training for treating ADHD have shown that Neurofeedback is just as effective as the drugs in the treatment of the core symptoms of ADHD.   However the main differences that were noted in comparing neurofeedback training with drug treatments, was that  neurofeedback does not have any side effects and when the treatment was stopped the gains were maintained, whereas when the drug treatment was stopped the symptoms returned.

Nuerotherapy - mind regeneration, growth and change

Neurofeedback Training and ADD/ADHD

Here's a story aired on Australian TV about a young boy named Sam, living with ADD. Watch his transformation after his experience with neurofeedback training.

Nuerotherapy Case Study

Jason, 8yrs Old

Jason, an 8 year old, was very active, impulsive and could not seem to pay attention for more than a few minutes at a time, particularly in the classroom.  He was very bright and creative, and loved to draw and build things.  His doctor thought there may be a problem with his short term memory and with testing, it was also thought that he had a central auditory processing (CAP) problem.

After 50 sessions, his impulsivity and hyperactivity had decreased, his attention span had increased, and his measured IQ came up by 16 points and he was achieving in the top half of his class academically.  He did not have any problem with memory and his functioning was such that there was no need to retest for CAP issues.(Thompson & Thompson, 2003, p.133)

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C. 11yrs Old

C. is an 11 year old boy with severe learning disabilities and ADHD.  His family is extremely supportive and both parents are teachers.  His learning ability had been called “the most profound learning disability ever seen” at a major Canadian hospital’s child development clinic.  Despite intensive special education his Reading and Arithmetic scores on standardised tests were only at an early grade two level when he started neurofeedback.  After three and a half months and 40 sessions, he was retested and both his Reading and Arithmetic were both up to a grade 5 level.  He was no longer fidgety and restless, and could listen attentively.  This boy could not multiply even 2X2, and now he has learnt all of the multiplication tables including the 13 times table. Most importantly he really enjoys learning now.  (Thompson & Thompson, 2003, p336)

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