Neurofeedback is a way to “change” your brain waves or the electrical activity in your brain. By doing this it will ultimately change how you feel, how you respond, and how you interact with others.
Although it is a controversial treatment for treating ADHD, the therapy retrains the brain to produce electrical patterns that associate with clam and focus.
The treatment can be time consuming, costly and has not been proven, but those who have tried it, swear by it. In certain instances, insurance may cover some part of the cost for out-of-network coverage, but you would have to check with your provider as well as the person implementing the therapy.
Sessions are generally about 45 minutes. Students are set up in front of a computer with wires leading from different points on the head. The trainer will begin a videogame or movie. As long as the student remains focused and continues to concentrate, the movie or video will play, but as soon as their focus shifts, the screen will go dark or the moving objects will slow down. They will be reminded to focus or concentrate on the task at hand.