5 Reasons Why Neurofeedback is Great for Children

As a parent, all you want is to see your child succeed in their life. If your child suffers from a brain-based issue or disorder, daily functioning becomes more difficult which can burden families. Brain-based issues can include everything from anxiety and depression to learning disabilities to behavioral issues. Parents often struggle to find the right course of treatment to ensure that their child can grow up to be a well-adjusted adult and experience academic, career, and personal success. Success in the formative years of their youth is crucial. If your child is struggling to succeed, neurofeedback may be the treatment of choice, and here’s why. 

Spotlight on the BAUD: Enhancing Brain Function

The BAUD (Bio Acoustical Utilization Device) is a small device that utilizes sound to enhance brain function by effectively stimulating neuroplasticity which produces lasting change to the brain and eliminates symptoms of both neurological and psychological issues. During a BAUD treatment session, the patient listens to specially designed sound frequencies that allow the brain to create new habits of brainwave activity, alleviating symptoms of anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, chronic pain, addiction, cravings, and more. Even some physical symptoms may be effectively eliminated because they actually initiate in the brain even though they may be felt in the body.

Premature Birth and Neurofeedback by Dr. Jolene Ross

Low birth weight is considered less than five pounds eight ounces. In the US, 12% of babies are born prematurely. Since the early 80’s the rate of prematurity has risen by 17%. Research consistently finds a greater risk of developmental disabilities as these children move from infancy through adolescence. Prematurity can result in brain injures causing neuromotor and cognitive deficits. Oxygen deprivation and respiratory problems require oxygen supplementation, and can cause permanent injury to the brain and have been linked to later cognitive and motor deficits.  Premature, low birth weight and fragile infants often have a variety of disabilities in the areas of cognitive, academic, sensorimotor, social-emotional and behavioral development.

 

Reading Problems and Neurofeedback - By Dr. Jolene Ross

I discovered the power of neurofeedback for reading problems very early. My daughter Lee had reading problems and hated to read. In elementary school, when it was time for that fifteen or twenty minutes of silent reading we all had our children do after they completed their homework, she would scream as if she was being beaten! At that time, she was still reading little kids books, but the first Harry Potter book had come out. I would set her up for her neurofeedback session and say to her, "Now put the book away," and she would dutifully stuff it between the chair and her leg. I would leave the room to tend to another person and, unbeknownst to me, she would pick up the book and read while she was doing neurofeedback. She became a little “reading monster” and we nicknamed her “Nose In a Book”. She even read The Odyssey for pleasure.

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