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Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) & Neurofeedback
Neurofeedback is able to help children, teenagers, and adults who have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Individuals with ADD/ADHD may have issues with inattention, distractibility, hyperactivity, impulsivity, or other uncomfortable or difficult behaviors. The neurofeedback perspective demonstrates these symptoms as a dysregulated brain that can be corrected with brain training.
The dysregulation model of neurofeedback illustrates that the brain may have inconsistent performances, inability to calm down at the appropriate moments, and have difficulty transitioning between tasks. Individuals may hyperfocus in some situations and find they cannot concentrate in others. The destabilized brain may function at 60 mph and then fall to zero mph. This leads to inconsistent and uncomfortable behaviors.
Neurofeedback perspectives demonstrates the following issues of ADD/ADHD that can be adjusted with brain training:
- Hyperactivity and fidgeting
- Selective attention and focus
- Attention span difficulties
- Emotional sensitivities
- Flexibility with changing perspectives
- Transitioning to different activities
- Impulsive behaviors
- Giving up, freezing, or becoming too frustrated
- Social skills difficulties
- Self-esteem issues
Biofeedback as a Best Support for ADHD
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has announced that Biofeedback is now a "Level 1 - Best Support" intervention for Attention and Hyperactivity Behavioral issues. The AAP determines the levels of evidenced-based treatments for children and adolescents as a guide for physicians and practitioners.