Neurofeedback training is a proven technology that was first used in 1972 to successfully treat epilepsy. It has many advantages over the standard drug therapy currently in use and can help with the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD and ADHD).
The improvements gained through training are long- lasting
As the name implies, this is an “exercise for the brain.” A typical training session lasts 30 minutes. Just like physical exercise, neurofeedback changes the blood flow and the shape of the brain over time.
The training uses a process called operant conditioning, a natural form of learning we use every day. If you ever learned how to ride a bike, play cards, or tie your shoes, you`ve employed operant conditioning to do so. Your brain uses the experience each time you do something to learn how to do it better the next time you do it.
The technology is fun to use
For patients, neurofeedback training is very easy to do. All you do is sit back, relax and watch a video. Feedback is provided through changes in the audio and video signals you receive while watching the video. There is no way to do it wrong! Kids especially enjoy the training, since they get to pick their favorite movies as part of the session itself.
You can remain on your medications while training