If your child suffers from a brain-based issue, daily functioning becomes more difficult which can be difficult for families. Brain-based issues can range from anxiety and depression to learning disabilities to behavioral issues. Parents often struggle to find the right course of treatment to ensure that their child can grow up to be a well-adjusted adult and experience academic, career, and personal success. Neurofeedback for children has become a popular alternative treatment to brain-based issues in children.
Neurofeedback for ADHD
Numerous studies have shown that children can reap the benefits of neurofeedback therapy. Neurofeedback has been successful in many cases in reducing the symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Conduct Disorder, as examples. ADD and ADHD symptoms include hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattentiveness. Conduct Disorder is a repetitive and persistent pattern of behaviors where basic social rules and rights of others are violated.
Often times children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD are given medication to alleviate the symptoms, but these medications may come with unwanted effects and the effectiveness of the medication may wear off during the day. Neurofeedback may be an effective alternative to medication allowing children to train their brain to focus and concentrate alleviating the symptoms of ADD, ADHD and Conduct Disorder and other limiting conditions. Neurofeedback improves ADHD symptoms – McReynolds, Villapando, Britt (2018) Manuscript
Neurofeedback has also been used to increase academic functioning. Children who utilize neurofeedback are training their brain to work at its maximum potential, which is similar to the way the body is exercised, toned and maintained. They are training the brain to function better through its natural mechanisms increasing areas such as memory, attention and mental processing speed.
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From young children to veterans, many have lived with conditions and disorders that make day-to-day tasks difficult, if not impossible. (revise
5 Reasons Neurofeedback is Safe and Great For Children
As parents, we want the best for our children. Neurofeedback is a safe and great alternative solution because:
- Neurofeedback is natural and medication free
- It sets a child up for future academic success
- It can reduce behavioral problems
- It can improve quality of sleep in children
- Neurofeedback is corrective care.
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Dr. Connie McReynolds is an experienced child psychologist in California. If your child is struggling to learn in school, or have other behavioral issues that may be of concern, please contact her for more information.