Monday, August 1, 2011

Neurofeedback and ADHD on ABC

According to this June 2011 ABC news feature, one out of every six children are now diagnosed with a learning disability. This increase in frequency of diagnosis appears to be largely related to attentional disorders and autism diagnoses.

In this feature, ABC shows the successful use of neurofeedback as an alternative to medication for ADD and ADHD. Colleagues who have used neurofeedback with autism spectrum conditions have also seen positive results - reductions in anxiety and increased ability to connect, among others changes.

The video shows a different type of neurofeedback from the state of the art system I use, NeurOptimal®. One of the advantages I find using NeurOptimal® is that, unlike most, possibly all, other systems, it is virtually side effect free. That's a nice benefit particularly for people who have had difficulty tolerating medications due to side effects.

I work with adults and have personally seen great results with ADD and the Autism spectrum. If you have a child you'd like to see get neurofeedback training, please feel free to email me for information about trainers I know who work with children and also how to find a trainer internationally.

Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW
New York Neurofeedback

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