Neurofeedback for ADHD & Learning Difficulties
Train your brain to increase focus, concentration and more!
A clear and focused mind is crucial to learning and life skills. Neurofeedback helps your brain learn to focus and concentrate at will. Neurofeedback concentration training is used by students, businessmen, surgeons, football clubs, Olympic athletes and ADHD sufferers alike. Being able to pay attention means better organization and accuracy, fewer distractions, improving social skills by being able to listen attentively to others, and mastering new tasks and material more rapidly.
Concentration and Neurofeedback
Many aspects of brain function are involved in concentration and focus. The optimum state needed for hours of classes and meetings is a moderate level of alertness, which conserves mental energy. A common difficulty in concentration is slipping into ‘idle’ or dreaminess when trying to concentrate. Another problem may be the duration of attention is short – it may be fine for a limited time, but then it slides. When anxious or emotional, attention becomes harder to control – making it difficult to narrow in on the task at hand. The degree of single-pointed concentration can be another problem; a wide focus can lead to distractions and wandering attention.
Using a brain map to identify the areas of concern, we tailor your neurofeedback training according to your precise needs.
- Neurofeedback to train and strengthen the brain’s attention and focus skills.
- Diet and digestive health affect brain performance, and have a large effect on concentration.
- Occasionally, there can be sensory difficulties lying behind concentration difficulties. Sensory integration through neurofeedback helps re-train these sensory skills that may have been missing or incomplete in early brain development – often with far-reaching consequences.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Neurofeedback
ADHD is defined by a cluster of symptoms which may include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Though the medical diagnosis is subjective, people with ADHD have specific brainwave differences in the brain areas that deal with controlling impulses and focusing attention (source: NHS). Though ADHD is still classed as a disease rather than a symptom of brain dysregulation, QEEGs are used as a mainstream medical diagnostic tool (FDA approved) for ADHD in the USA.
Autism Spectrum, Dyslexia, and Developmental Difficulties and Neurofeedback
Ground-breaking work with neuroplastic (brain learning) techniques is yielding results that are re-writing the book on what is possible in brain development. Autism spectrum, dyslexia and developmental disorders are complex, and there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. Rewiring the brain is a step by step process; there are no quick fixes, but steady progress can be made.
We begin with a comprehensive intake to determine which brain systems are struggling, and what therapies are the most likely to yield results. We will then send you a reading list so you can better understand the various approaches. This is a free service.
Parents know what is working and what isn’t, where their child struggles and where they don’t. A bit of self-education on brain training principles goes a long way in determining the best way forward. In broad terms, our approach has three stages. None are easy; all take time. Patience and dedication to the process are key.
(Our thanks to Brainworks Neurotherapy in London for some of the copy presented on this page.)