This is the time of year when students need to get back into learning mode and parents worry about their performance. The academic and behavioral challenge is usually when the child exhibits signs of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, or Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ASD. Other concerns may involve anxiety, depression, bullying, or substance use. There can be many psychodynamic and familial factors, but each condition can be caused from or result in a dysregulated brain. This is where brain training, or neurofeedback can be very helpful. It is important to do a QEEG Brain Map to determine what areas of the brain may be functioning sub-optimally.
There are several subtypes of ADHD and it is important to know the subtype so that we can determine the appropriate neurofeedback protocol. Ideal ages are between 7 and 12, but older students and adults can also benefit from optimizing brain function. At MindSpa, we use state of the art technology and clinical expertise to provide a favorable alternative to medication. Neurofeedback does not remove any of the attributes of the ADD brain, such as creativity and spontaneity, but can produce a more flexible brain that can get into the right gear for the right task. If you are looking for an alternative to medication call MindSpa to schedule a consultation.