Many people have found great success with brain training to improve attention and focus.
ADD, ADHD, focus, concentration, and attention are #1 on the list of issues found to respond very well to brain training according to the 2014 survey of NeurOptimal Trainers world-wide.
The NeurOptimal website includes case studies and research on using brain training to improve focus and attention.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) elevated neurofeedback to a “Level 1- Best Support” intervention for Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders.
So what does this endorsement by the AAP mean? Previously, neurofeedback was classified as a “Level 2- Good Support” intervention for ADHD. Now, neurofeedback sits among medication and behavioral therapy as an equally viable and successful intervention.
To achieve a Level 1 status, interventions need to have three things:
- At least two randomized trials demonstrating efficacy by being either superior to placebo or equivalent to another Level 1 intervention in a pre- post change paradigm with significant statistical power.
- Experiments conducted with treatment manuals.
- Effects demonstrated by two or more investigator teams.
The studies that helped to promote neurofeedback demonstrated that the treatment condition showed improvements in both impulsivity and attention on a range of measures and tasks. Moreover, neurofeedback has been shown to solve many of the fundamental problems in patients with ADHD like dysregulation of the arousal system, perceptual focus problems and stressed brain syndrome…all without taking medication!
The AAP is a consortium of over 60,000 American pediatricians who work to advise all pediatricians on best practices. They are the foremost trusted entity in pediatrics.
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