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November 7, 2016

Can Neurofeedback Help Children With ADHD?

They're the words that every parents of an unruly child fears that they will hear at the next annual physical exam: “Your child has Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.”

Realizing that there’s an actual health condition at the root of your child’s behavior is both a relief and a step into the unknown. While it’s good to know that the inability to sit still or behave in certain environments isn’t a result of your parenting, it leaves most moms and dads wondering what on Earth they can do to help their child.

America Is In The Middle Of An ADHD Epidemic

If your child or grandchild has recently been diagnosed with ADHD, you’ve probably been instructed to experiment with medication. For those who gravitate toward alternative approaches to ADHD therapy, it’s important to note that neurofeedback is now of particular interest to the medical community.

Neurofeedback May Benefit Youngsters With Attention Disorders

If you were to bring your child to neurofeedback appointment at NeuraPerformance Brain Center in Denver, your child would be attached via sensors to a neurofeedback machine. Then a therapist would monitor brain activity on an electroencephalography (EEG) test and adjust feedback to directly train brain function.

Healthline.com reported on a study published by the Journal of Pediatrics that found “children with ADHD who received neurofeedback made both quicker and greater improvements in ADHD symptoms than kids who had only cognitive training or neither treatment. Those improvements were still seen six months after neurofeedback sessions ended.”

Want to know more about the potential of neurofeedback to provide an alternative to pharmaceuticals for your child? Contact NeuraPerformance Brain Center in Denver today.

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