Parents were concerned that Buddy was not making satisfactory progress in school. His behavioral plan at school was not very effective in helping him with class work, and was proving to be frustrating to parents and teacher. Mother expressed concern about his poor performance that could become an academic problem.
When Buddy came to our office he carried his teddy bear and was very chatty. His interest for neurofeedback was peaked by the video game he was asked to do “with his brain.” It seemed like a game to him and he was enjoying it.
His behaviors and clinical evaluations indicated ADHD, and a treatment plan with neurofeedback began. Treatment progress was improved when a quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG) provided details regarding the exact brain wave imbalance. Soon after the revised plan was implemented, Buddy’s improvements improved even more significantly. Talking with him about his behaviors, and his compliance with redirection were becoming a little smoother.
Buddy’s neurofeedback treatment consists of training and re-regulating the brainwaves that are in excess and rewarding those that are more desirable. A second part of the training will involve training the brain areas that are not communicating with each other in order to improve processing problems. Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback that enables individuals to receive information about their brain activity and make positive changes without medication that often result in permanent behavioral and emotional improvements.