Using Technology To Help A Child With ADHD
No doubt most people have heard the term “brain training”. This can apply to a wide range of therapies and practices. Some are old school, like counseling and psychotherapy, but many more are using cutting edge technology and science to make real time changes in the brain. But do these therapies work? Can technology actually make the brain better and help children coping with attention deficit disorder? The short answer is yes. It all depends on the technology being used.
ADHD is very common in America. A child’s brain is always developing and learning, If you or a child has the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), there's a type of computer-based brain training some researchers think may improve focus and help other symptoms too. It's called neurofeedback.
Several studies, including a review of five different ones that involved a total of more than 250 children, have shown that brain training with neurofeedback can help with ADHD symptoms. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics rated neurofeedback as a “Level 1 best support for attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders.”
Neurofeedback may be an especially good option for children with ADHD who don't respond to medication, or who may have strong side effects with medication. Neurofeedback has no known negative side effects, and results have shown to be long lasting in many kids years after training is complete. That’s good news for parents and a welcome relief.
Neurofeedback works on people of all ages, including adults with ADHD. The process works by teaching the brain to re-establish neural connection inside the brain that may be broken or misfiring.
If you or a child is struggling with ADHD symptoms, or if you simply want to improve focus and concentration, Neurofeedback can be an effective alternative to medications.
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