Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder that can make it difficult for a person to focus on tasks. It is not merely about being susceptible to distractions. ADHD is a complicated issue that manifests itself in a wide range of different ways—from inability to sit still to challenges with organization.
ADHD is often treated with drugs, including methylphenidates (such as Ritalin) or amphetamines (such as Adderall). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 62 percent of American children diagnosed with ADHD are currently taking some form of medication. Of course, medication is not the only option. Further, it is also not always the best option—at least not without additional behavioral support. Neurofeedback therapy is a safe and effective alternative ADD/ADHD treatment for children.
Neurofeedback Treatment for ADHD in Oklahoma
With neurofeedback therapy, young children are trained to become more aware of the responses in their own mind. Essentially, neurofeedback is a type of brain training. It is an advanced, but non-invasive technique that uses EEG sensors to monitor a patient’s brain activity.
A patient is then given audio and visual interpretations of that activity, so that they can understand what is happening on a physiological level. In other words, a child is given feedback. Using that feedback, a therapist can work with a child to:
Improve their attention and focus;
Better regulate their emotions; and
Gain control of their own behavior.
While neurofeedback therapy may sound complicated, the entire process can be translated and simplified to meet the needs of an individual child. The results have been impressive. Studies have shown that neurofeedback therapy is as effective in treating ADHD as is a large dose of Ritalin.
Why Parents Trust Improving Lives Counseling Services
Our team of therapists and counseling professionals are committed to providing children with high-quality, supportive services in an accommodating environment. At Improving Lives Counseling Services, we understand both the value and limits of prescription medication in the treatment of ADHD. Through our neurofeedback therapy program, our counseling professionals help children and adolescents:
Develop healthy, productive daily routines;
Better understand their own mind;
Regulate their own emotions and behaviors; and
Build supportive relationships with friends, siblings, and parents.
Our goal is to create sustainable, long-lasting positive effects for children. We know that ADD/ADHD treatment is incredibly complex. There are no true one-size-fits-all solutions. Services should always be individually tailored to meet a child’s unique needs. As part of a holistic approach, neurofeedback therapy can be a safe and effective alternative or supplement to medication.
Want More Information About Neurofeedback Therapy? Contact Us Today
At Improving Lives Counseling Services, we have helped thousands of children build better relationships with their families and reach their full potential. If you have questions about neurofeedback therapy, we are more than happy to help.
To learn more about our ADHD treatment services, please contact us today. With office locations in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Tahlequah, Pryor, Okmulgee, Owasso, Stillwater, Norman, Sapulpa, Coweta, and Skiatook, we are well-positioned to serve communities throughout the state of Oklahoma.