Neurofeedback is an engaging and exciting treatment method that uses computerized electronic measurement devices placed on the surface of the head to monitor brain wave activity.
Through guided therapist techniques, children are able to shift their brain waves to a state more compatible with focus and mental performance. The shift occurs because of feedback (audio and visual) given to the brain to reward healthier patterns of functioning.
Neurofeedback is safe and painless and often produces lasting results without side effects. Cognitive Behavior Therapy is an important treatment component to neurofeedback. For example, when treating Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), children and adolescents learn better organizational skills and stronger work habits. Cognitive Behavior Therapy helps kids with ADHD improve work and school performance while achieving enhanced peer relationships.