Posted on April 30, 2013 by Debra Burdick
Neurofeedback is a specific type of biofeedback, which gives information to the client about his or her brain wave activity, and teaches them to control and regulate their brain and related emotions, behaviors and activity of the nervous system.
During neurofeedback sessions, the practitioner will apply small electrodes to the scalp, which send the client’s brainwaves to a computer. The computer’s screen displays a video game, which the person plays without using their hands but rather by changing their brainwaves.
Sharpbrains.com is consistently posting up-to-date information and news on the long-term effects of neurofeedback treatments. Last October, Sharpbrains.com had a large, wonderful announcement that can change many lives. The American Academy of Pediatrics now recognizes neurofeedback as a successful treatment or intervention for Attention & Hyperactivity in patients. To view more on Evidence-based Child and Adolescent Psycho-social Interventions”, read the current edition here, where you will now find Neurofeedback/biofeedback under “Level 1 — Best Support”.
Over time, neurofeedback training can improve an ADHD client’s focus and hyperactivity.
“Parents of children treated with neurofeedback reported significantly greater reductions in inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive symptoms than parents of control children, i.e. those who received computerized attention training. The size of the group difference was in a range that would be considered moderate”. Read More | Sharpbrains.com
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