Neurofeedback trains clients to become more aware of their physiological responses and how to gain control of the brain’s frontal lobe, which is the executive-functioning center, sometimes used with children with ADD and ADHD. Electroencephalography (EEG) neurofeedback is a specific technique under biofeedback therapy, and it is the recording of electrical activity within the cells of the scalp. EEG neurofeedback focuses on the central nervous system and the brain’s activity in order to give moment-to-moment information.
What to Expect
During a Neurofeedback session, EEG sensors are situated on the scalp. Specific brain wave activity is then detected, amplified and recorded. The information is instantaneously fed back to the therapist and client on a screen. The therapist informs the client what he or she is observing and trains the client on how to control the brain activity so that it reaches the desired range. With the help of a video game program, a child can learn to maintain low activity of the delta waves and increase the beta waves, or the game will not continue to play. With this, the child exercises the brain and strengthens his ability to focus and pay attention.
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