The Benefits of Neurofeedback Therapy for Children with ADHD: A Holistic Approach to Enhancing Cognitive Function and Well-Being

by | Feb 18, 2024

As parents, we all want the best for our children, especially when it comes to their health, happiness, and well-being. If you’re seeking a natural and holistic approach to managing ADHD symptoms, you’ve come to the right place. Join me as we explore the transformative power of neurofeedback therapy and its remarkable benefits for children diagnosed with ADHD.

Understanding ADHD

Before we dive into the benefits of neurofeedback therapy, let’s take a moment to understand ADHD and its impact on children. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These symptoms can significantly affect a child’s academic performance, social interactions, and overall quality of life, as well as have an impact on the entire family.

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Neurofeedback Therapy Explained

Neurofeedback therapy, also known as EEG biofeedback, is a non-invasive treatment approach that harnesses the brain’s neuroplasticity to promote self-regulation and improve cognitive function. During a neurofeedback session, sensors are placed on the scalp to monitor brainwave activity, which is then displayed on a computer screen in real time. Through visual and auditory feedback, children learn to self-regulate their brain activity, leading to improved focus, impulse control, and emotional regulation.

Introducing BrainCore Therapy

In my practice, I have chosen to use the BrainCore Therapy system. This is a propriety system that utilizes media like music, video, or games during therapy sessions as the medium to provide brainwave activity feedback to the patient. For example, the healthier the brainwave pattern the further the song advances or the more the volume increases. The familiarity of these types of media serves to help patients relax and adapt more easily to the process than more traditional, graph-like feedback displays, especially for children. All because it’s therapy doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be fun. I’ve tailored my office to be a place that kids want to come visit and where they will feel welcome.

Braincore Therapy like all neurofeedback is painless and non-invasive. During the initial brain mapping process (QEEG) a cap is placed on the patient’s head to record their brainwave patterns, identify dysregulation, and establish a baseline for determining a therapeutic treatment protocol. During the therapeutic sessions, just a few electrodes, no needles or sticky residue, are placed on the patient’s head to facilitate brainwave activity monitoring and feedback. Patients sit in a comfy chair and can relax during each session.

The Benefits of Neurofeedback Therapy:

1. Enhanced Focus and Attention:
One of the primary benefits of neurofeedback therapy is its ability to improve attention and focus in children with ADHD. By training the brain to maintain optimal levels of engagement and alertness, children are better able to concentrate on tasks and sustain their attention for longer periods.

2. Reduced Hyperactivity and Impulsivity:
Neurofeedback therapy can also help reduce hyperactivity and impulsivity, two hallmark symptoms of ADHD. By promoting self-regulation and inhibitory control, children learn to manage their impulses and engage in more adaptive behaviors.

3. Improved Academic Performance:
Many parents report significant improvements in their child’s academic performance following neurofeedback therapy. With enhanced focus, attention, and self-regulation, children are better equipped to succeed in school and meet academic challenges with confidence.

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Safety and Non-Invasiveness:

Unlike pharmaceutical-based treatments for ADHD, neurofeedback therapy is without side effects and completely non-invasive. It does not involve any medications or surgical procedures, making it an attractive option for health-conscious parents who prefer natural and holistic approaches to managing their child’s health. Patients currently taking medication can still participate in BrainCore Therapy.

Long-Term Benefits:

One of the most compelling aspects of neurofeedback therapy is its long-term benefits. Unlike medication, which only provides temporary relief from ADHD symptoms, neurofeedback therapy aims to address the underlying neural dysregulation that contributes to ADHD. Children experience lasting improvements in their cognitive function and overall well-being by training the brain to self-regulate.

Empowering Your Child to Thrive with ADHD

As parents, it’s essential to support our child’s journey to success beyond ADHD. In addition to neurofeedback therapy, there are many ways you can help your child thrive, such as providing a supportive and nurturing environment, advocating for their needs at school, and encouraging healthy lifestyle habits.

In conclusion, neurofeedback therapy offers a promising and holistic approach to managing ADHD in children. By harnessing the brain’s natural ability to learn and adapt, neurofeedback therapy empowers children to overcome the challenges associated with ADHD and unlock their full potential. If you’re seeking a safe, non-invasive, and effective treatment option for your child, consider exploring neurofeedback therapy. Your child’s journey to success starts here.

Experience The Benefits of Neurofeedback Therapy for Children with ADHD

Discover the transformative benefits of neurofeedback therapy for children diagnosed with ADHD. Learn how this safe and non-invasive treatment approach can help your child thrive naturally.

Schedule your free consultation today to learn more about BrainCore Therapy and receive $150 off the initial QEEG Brain Mapping session.

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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