How Does Neurofeedback Work?
Neurofeedback involves helping a person learn how to modify their own brainwave activity. Through the use of computers, we monitor brain functioning and show that live feedback to the client. We train them to promote or reduce different brain wave frequencies, then we reward the brain for changing its own activity to produce more appropriate patterns. Through this reinforcement, new electrical activity is actually produced in the brain, and the brainwave activity is “shaped” toward a more desirable, more regulated performance. These changes result in symptom reduction, as the brain learns to self-regulate.*
How Do I Get Started with Neurofeedback?
You simply call the office to schedule your QEEG Brain Map. We also regularly offer free Neurofeedback information sessions – Click Here – for more information.
What does the Process of Neurofeedback Involve?
The first step involves conducting a QEEG Brain Map; this is a procedure where EEG activity is recorded and statistically analyzed. You then meet with Dr. Roseann to review your brain map and make a treatment plan. After a protocol has been designed, you can immediately begin your Neurofeedback sessions. The number of sessions required vary based on each individual, but range from 20 to 100 or more sessions.* Most individuals come in two times per week. A session involves placement of sensors on the scalp and ears while getting brainwave reinforcement as you watch a movie.
How Do You Know Which Therapy I will Need?
After a QEEG, Dr. Roseann will sit down with you and review your results and make treatment recommendations. Based on your QEEG results and clinical intake, she will determine what therapy or therapies is/are best.
How Do You Monitor Progress?
We monitor progress in three ways :
- Through QEEGs at regular intervals to objectively look at brain functioning.
- Through data collection at every Neurofeedback session.
- Through regular customized symptom checklist progress monitoring.
Does Neurofeedback Really Work?
YES!!! It is a powerful research-based tool. Consistent with the research, people make significant gains with Neurofeedback, and most clients in our practice (90 % or more) report significant change and symptom reduction. Clients often report greater success than what they initially expected (especially after trying other treatments unsuccessfully). If success isn’t seen, there is typically a medical, nutritional or environmental reason, which needs to be addressed.*
What Does the Research Say?
Neurofeedback is a safe, drug-free treatment alternative for many conditions affecting children and adults. There have been thousands of research studies supporting its efficacy during the past 40 plus years. In 2013, The American Academy of Pediatrics gave it a Level 1 effectiveness rating in the treatment of ADHD, which is the same effectiveness as medication.*
*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment vary by patient and condition. Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge & Associates does not guarantee certain results.