Neurofeedback at Home – How Does it Work?
Though not a new technology, Neurofeedback treatment is increasingly appearing in discussions about successful natural treatments for ADHDas well as other forms of cognitive dysfunctions caused by head injuries, epilepsy and more.
Based on biofeedback, neurofeedback first measures brain waves using electrodes. These signals are fed into a computer system which then translates them into visual and auditory feedback. This essentially enables people to “see” their brain in action!
By providing constant feedback about the brain’s activity patterns, and by giving the individual targets to reach, they gradually learn through trial, error and real-time feedback how to regulate their brain’s functions and performance.
Recent technological developments, growing use of neurofeedback at home and in the clinic and continued research has helped bring Neurofeedback to people’s attention – whether therapists, educators and health professionals, parents seeking effective treatment for their children or adults seeking an effective, natural treatment for their ADHD symptoms.
What are the pros and cons of Neurofeedback at home?
However, like any treatment, there are drawbacks. As with any feedback program, Neurofeedback requires a great deal of repetition in order to have a lasting effect. When provided in a professional clinic, the cost of Neurofeedback can be quite high. Even programs that give you “Neurofeedback at home” can be difficult to assemble and involve various technical difficulties with electrodes or other special equiqment.
The other main drawback is that while Neurofeedback at home certainly appears to work – i.e., to have aמ effect in balancing the brain’s activity – it is widely known that using Neurofeedback for therapy involves a lot of guesswork. That is because on one hand, our brain is so complex and delicate – and on the other, each brain is so different, that it is an enormous challenge to pinpoint the right location and type of brainwaves to work on. This is true for professional Neurofeedback therapists, and particularly true of products that provide Neurofeedback treatment at home.
Is it possible to use Neurofeedback for ADHD?
Another approach comes to take the guesswork out of Neurofeedback at home – while keeping the benefits of training and balancing relevant brainwave activity. Neurocognitive training combines Neurofeedback’s guidelines of how to train brainwaves with specified cognitive exercises. Together, these combine to create a structured training program for children and adults diagnosed with ADHD.
In other words – the addition of professionally designed cognitive exercises gives you a tool that both balances brainwaves, while providing focused training for only those aspects of your brain’s functioning that are involved in ADHD.
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