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In-Home Summer Brain Training for ADD/ADHD

In-home, evidence-based neurofeedback training can be used this summer to reduce or eliminate medications for ADD/ADHD, helping with the fall school semester. Neurofeedback is a noninvasive training process that teaches the brain to make long-term changes that contribute to optimal functioning, naturally. Tina Buck, Ph.D., LPC, CEO of Biobalance Integrated Wellness, LLC, offers this complementary and alternative intervention for ADD/ADHD.

Neurofeedback is a process of measuring brainwave activity while software guides the brain to self-regulate the different frequencies. Like using training wheels when learning to ride a bicycle, neurofeedback is used to guide the brain until trainees can repeat the learned behaviors independently. This results in improved focus, attention, behaviors and confidence. Just like riding a bicycle, once the brain stabilizes through training, the results are lasting.

Medication and behavioral interventions currently are the primary approach for treatment of ADD/ADHD; however, the long-term effects of stimulant medications include double the risk for cardiovascular events, stunted or delayed growth and an increase in social and mental health problems.

“Neurofeedback is a safe, effective intervention that can complement or replace traditional methods. The American Academy of Pediatrics rates neurofeedback a best-practice intervention for ADD/ADHD,” explains Buck. “Both practitioners and parents can attest to positive changes in children’s functioning, school performance and confidence. In fact, a meta-analysis of over 50 studies found that half of children trained in neurofeedback functioned significantly better, often reducing their medication dosages, while the other half eliminated medications altogether.”

For more information, call 520-227-3695, email [email protected] or visit See ad, page 25.

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