BrainCore Therapy: Unveiling the Comprehensive, Drug-Free Approach for Managing ADHD in Children

by | Aug 15, 2023

Unraveling the Complexities: The Landscape of ADHD Management

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder affecting millions of children worldwide. Traditionally, the primary treatments have been behavioral therapy coupled with medication. However, as our understanding of the brain and neuroplasticity has increased, the brain’s ability to change itself, so too have the treatment options for managing ADHD. A prominent new player on this evolving field is BrainCore Therapy, a form of neurofeedback therapy. BrainCore Therapy is an innovative, non-invasive and most notably, drug-free approach to managing ADHD in children.


Grappling with ADHD: The Effects on Children’s Lives

ADHD, characterized by persistent patterns of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, poses significant obstacles to a child’s learning and social interactions. The disorder’s ramifications often extend beyond these symptoms, leading to distress, lower self-esteem, and a myriad of academic and social challenges. Amid these trials, BrainCore Therapy offers a beacon of hope for a better life for children with ADHD, minimizing the reliance on medication.


Decoding BrainCore Therapy: The Future of Drug-Free ADHD Management

BrainCore Therapy is a cutting-edge, non-invasive treatment that leverages neurofeedback to help the brain reorganize and function more optimally. This approach is built upon the principle of neuroplasticity – the brain’s inherent ability to modify its connections and behavior in response to new information, sensory stimulation, development, damage, or dysfunction.

By utilizing this trait, BrainCore Therapy enables children with ADHD to regulate their brainwave activity, leading to improved focus, better impulse control, and enhanced overall cognitive and emotional functionality.


A Walkthrough of the BrainCore Therapy Process

The BrainCore Therapy begins with a “brain mapping” session or QEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalogram). A cap is placed on the patients head that measures electrical activity in the brain and displays those as brainwaves in real-time This visualization provides the technician with a comprehensive understanding of the brain’s electrical patterns which is used to establish a personalized therapeutic protocol. During future training sessions just a few electrodes are placed on the head to monitor brainwave activity and provide biofeedback to the patient. The technician guides the child through tailored tasks, in the form of music videos, puzzles and games, that are designed to promote the production of balanced, efficient brainwave patterns. This repetition helps the brain to “rewire” itself, aligning with healthier response patterns, and subsequently leading to improvements in ADHD symptoms.

This drug-free approach to managing ADHD in children is an invaluable tool for those who have found traditional treatments ineffective or prefer a non-pharmacological approach.


Behind the Science: Neurofeedback and ADHD

The benefits of neurofeedback, the cornerstone of BrainCore Therapy, are extensively supported by scientific studies. Researchers have found that neurofeedback can lead to significant improvements in focus, attention, impulse control, and academic performance among children with ADHD.

According to a meta-analysis by Arns, de Ridder, Strehl, Breteler, and Coenen (2009), neurofeedback, a key component of BrainCore Therapy, led to substantial improvements in inattention and impulsivity among children with ADHD . Another study by Gevensleben et al. (2009) reported that the effects of neurofeedback on ADHD symptoms were comparable to traditional stimulant medication . Moreover, a follow-up study in 2020 confirmed the long-term benefits of neurofeedback, cementing its role as an effective and lasting treatment for ADHD .

What Parents of Our Patients Have to Say After BrainCore Therapy

I am so grateful for Dr. Will and Dutchess BrainCore Therapy! We took our son to Dr. Will because after 5 years of schoolteacher’s reports of our child being disruptive and having difficulties in class, we knew something had to be done on our part. Medication was not an option for us. We knew our child was bright and thought that he would be able to discipline himself if we could figure out how to accomplish the skill. We got great feedback from his teacher almost immediately. Then he faltered a bit, and I became skeptical. We finished our treatments in the summer so were not able to really know the results until the new school year. During our first parent-teacher conference I was brought to tears when the teachers said that if I hadn’t mentioned that our son has ADHD, they would have had no idea of the condition. This was affirmed with his report card. all A’s, and behavior and informational chart listed almost all 4 (Above age level). Thank you to Dr. Will and his amazing staff for all that you have done for us, we couldn’t be happier with the results. I would highly recommend BrainCore Therapy with Dr. Will.

K. Whyte

Several years ago, my daughter was diagnosed with ADD. Her grades did not reflect her potential, she had difficulty starting a task, the ones she was able to start were never finished. Her doctor started her on ADD medication. At first the meds helped, but as time went on the dosage needed to be increased to be effective. With the help of Dr. Will and BrainCore therapy, she no longer takes any ADD medication and has made the honor roll. Thank you, Dr. Will!!!

C. Murray

My son was diagnosed with ADHD. After BrainCore Therapy, his grades were better than ever! He has improved focus, spelling, reading and organization, or as I put it, “There is no longer a tornado following him.”.

L. DeVito

Looking to the Future: Embracing BrainCore Therapy for ADHD Management

ADHD management can seem like an uphill battle, but advancements like BrainCore Therapy are paving a new path in the ADHD landscape. Offering a non-invasive, non-pharmacological, and effective treatment option, BrainCore Therapy lights the way towards a healthier, brighter future for children diagnosed with ADHD. By embracing this drug-free approach, we take steps towards a world where ADHD is not a hindrance but rather a distinctive facet of a child’s unique cognitive makeup.

The comprehensive, drug-free approach for managing ADHD in children offered by BrainCore Therapy invites us to reconsider our perception of ADHD and its management. Backed by science and demonstrating considerable potential, BrainCore Therapy is not just an alternative treatment but a beacon lighting the path towards a healthier future for children diagnosed with ADHD. We have the opportunity to help these children blossom, and it begins with embracing this innovative, drug-free approach.
The promise of BrainCore Therapy in managing ADHD is evident. This drug-free approach not only changes lives, but it also opens doors for children to reach their full potential.

If you’re a parent exploring treatment options, we invite you to call our office and schedule a free consultation to learn more about BrainCore Therapy and help you determine if it is the right choice for your child.


Arns, M., de Ridder, S., Strehl, U., Breteler, M., & Coenen, A. (2009). Efficacy of neurofeedback treatment in ADHD: the effects on inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity: a meta-analysis. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience
Gevensleben, H., Holl, B., Albrecht, B., Vogel, C., Schlamp, D., Kratz, O., … & Heinrich, H. (2009). Is neurofeedback an efficacious treatment for ADHD? A randomized controlled clinical trial. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Drechsler, R., Zulauf Logoz, M., Walitza, S., & Steinhausen, H. C. (2020). Self-perceived competence and emotional well-being after a randomized controlled trial of neurofeedback in children with ADHD: A follow-up after half a year. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry




Dr. William McKenna

Dr. William McKenna


Dr.William McKenna has been a Chiropractor for over 20 years in Westchester and Dutchess County, helping his patients to achieve greater health and live more active lifestyles. He is the founder of McKenna Family Chiropractic located in Pelham, NY, and Dutchess Braincore Therapy and Wellness Center located in Hopewell Junction, NY. He graduated from Life University in 1999 and has been advocating for better health, naturally, since. Dr. Will believes a smile is the first step in healing and building valued relationships with his patients. Book Appointment

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