Learning Difficulties & Development
Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback that utilizes electroencephalography (EEG) to help individuals regulate and improve brain function. It is often used as a treatment for Learning Difficulties and Developmental disorders.
Neurofeedback works by providing feedback to the individual on their brainwave activity measured by EEG sensors. The individual is then encouraged to try to modify their brainwaves in response to the feedback. By learning to regulate their own brainwaves, individuals can improve brain function and reduce symptoms associated with Learning Difficulties and Developmental disorders.
There is evidence to suggest that neurofeedback can be an effective treatment for Learning Difficulties and Developmental disorders such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and dyslexia. Studies have shown that neurofeedback can improve attention, working memory, and reading comprehension in children with ADHD and Dyslexia. Neurofeedback offers a promising approach to treating Learning Difficulties and Developmental disorders by improving brain function and regulation.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism and Asperger syndrome are part of a range of related developmental disorders known as autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). ASD can cause a wide range of symptoms, grouped into three categories: problems and difficulties with social interaction, impaired language, and communication skills, unusual patterns of thought, and physical behavior. People with autism can have different 'degrees' of learning disability, affecting all aspects of their life. Autism has common signs, such as problems with social interactions (i.e., lack of eye contact), impaired verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behavior patterns with narrow, restricted interests. However, autism is a condition unique to every person. With their own personality and characteristics, every person with autism manifests the disorder in their unique way.
Benefits of Neurofeedback:
Neurofeedback challenges the brain to function better than before, whatever its physical limitations. Neurofeedback targets regulation directly. The behavioral methods typically used for autism do, in time, achieve adaptations at the brain level, but they do so indirectly. Neurofeedback is a behavioral technique; however, the brain is seen as the behaving entity rather than the child. Neurofeedback will personalize a training method so that the individual can self-regulate and find strength and balance within their specific brain functions. Anyone of any age can benefit from this training, meaning that if an older individual is autistic, they can also achieve results.
Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a biological condition that causes a persistent pattern of difficulties that result in one or more of the following behaviors: lack of attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive personality. People with ADD may be easily distracted. The lack of attention or focus may also cause difficulty in organizing, keeping track of time, completing tasks, and making mistakes carelessly. People with ADD show excessive nervousness, imbalance their legs, and wiggle in their seats. They also can be impatient when waiting in line or for their turn to speak. Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can affect various functions. People may be diagnosed with ADD or ADHD depending on whether or not they are hyperactive. A person can have ADD without being hyperactive. It's not only about attention. It's about behavior, impulsive or rebellious personalities, defiance, etc. Researchers' results show that all these are linked to different aspects of the brain's attention repertoire. Emotional regulation occurs when we focus on our connected and intact emotional faculties.
Benefits of Neurofeedback:
Neurofeedback can help the brain regulate and improve its attention and behavior. For the vast majority with this diagnosis, complete remission of ADHD symptoms, combined with other methods, could be attained. The goal of Neurofeedback is that the person with ADD or ADHD achieves calmness and mental stability. The approach is to achieve better overall performance.
Peak performance is the maximum enhancement of all mental, emotional, physical, and situational elements that let us optimize our performance. Performance depends on a healthy brain. So does memory, learning, attention, focus, sleep, staying calm, mood, and migraines. A peak performance's ingredients must be recognized, assessed, developed, and improved as much as possible. Anyone who wants to perform optimally, whether in their studies, sports, or job, can benefit from Neurofeedback. For a sports competitor and a performance artist, good mental function is of the utmost importance, for it will improve athletic training as much as the discipline for rehearsals. Everyone can positively be affected by enhancing the mind’s potential. When conditioning is personalized at this level, one can get in touch with the inner resources that will ensure peak performance. Peak Performance is essentially cardio for your neurons or, in other words, an exercise device for your brain to work out, build endurance, and top the performance of your abilities. Many psychological, motivation, and learning issues are really brain issues. A well-balanced energy, concentration, motivation, and meditation all contribute to achieving the best performance in any field.
Benefits of Neurofeedback:
Neurofeedback increases the level of performance, allowing your mind and body to let you do your very best. With Neurofeedback, you can get faster reaction time and speed, greater accuracy, stamina, endurance, and muscle strength; better game strategy, decision making, and judgment; aggression control - maximize or minimize emotional blocks to performance; better use of imagery, and performance boost for important matches. After an initial series of Neurofeedback sessions, people can usually maintain their performance level. A singer can get her act together, before a performance, with a calming Neurofeedback session. The traveling diplomat can help reset their circadian clock with a strategy that includes Neurofeedback. The pilot booked on long-distance flights can ease the strain of time zone shifts with Neurofeedback. The graduate student who is petrified before his oral exams can prepare with a few training sessions.