What is Neruofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a form of brain training that uses electrical brain recordings to prompt the process of brain regulation. The feedback used to train the brain is directly impacted by the real-time brainwaves produced by the client. Essentially, the client's brain functioning controls a program in a way that informs them of their brain activity.
Understanding Brain Activity
The brain communicates through electrical signals, called brain waves. Brain activity can be measured through these wave patterns. The slower the waves, the more relaxed the brain & the higher the waves the more alert the brain. Below is a list of the different electromagnetic brainwaves:
How does Neurofeedback work?
An EEG (electrical brain activity test) device measures the user's brain activity through an EEG monitoring program. This EEG device is linked with a computer program, in which the brain activity can be observed and used to control the program. The program we use at DFT is a set of computer games that have been research developed to target attention development. The computer game is triggered by beta waves, when concentration has peaked. Once the arm band registers peak concentration it instructs the computer to perform the desired tasks. These brain enabled exercises train and improve cognitive attention skills that lay the foundation for strong executive function.
How can it help?
Our neurofeedback program allows attention to be concrete and controllable. EEG technology allows users to control all cognitive exercises by mind/attention alone. This feedback technology helps kids see and experience peak concentration which can help them alter their brainwaves, reinforcing their state of attention. Continued reinforcements alter the brain’s neural activity to sustain the beta (attention) state for longer periods of time. This process produces lasting change that will positively impact the user’s ability to dwell in an alert and focused state of mind.
What does it improve?
The neurofeedback program we offer is designed to target and improve challenges associated with ADHD, including, but not limited to, the following:
Memory (short, spatial, working memory)
Filtering out distractions
Self-regulation & Mindfulness
We are excited to offer a cutting-edge, research-based neurofeedback program to help children struggling with ADHD experience visible change in their brain’s ability to sustain attention. Our trained therapist will develop an individualized program designed to target and improve the unique struggles your child with ADHD or attention problems is facing. Reach out today if you are eager to see change in your child’s ability to pay attention!