Neurofeedback therapy involves a computer-based program that provides immediate feedback on brainwave activity. It uses a reward-based system through video and sound to steer brainwaves toward a more desirable state.
After completing several assessment tests and a brain-mapping session with your daughter, we can correlate specific brainwave patterns to likely symptoms. During treatment, we target those patterns by rewarding the desired state until it becomes second nature.
For example, if your daughter suffers from anxiety, we will see specific activity in the related brainwave activity through her brain-mapping session and assessment tests. We can then use her favorite movie as a training device in the neurofeedback loop. As the sensors pick up more controlled activity in the associated brain wave, the movie will start to play. If the pattern steers off course, the movie will become darker, the sound lower, or it may stop playing altogether until the more desired patterns restart.
Over the course of several sessions, your daughter will learn to self-regulate her brainwave pattern automatically. Like any exercise, it takes practice for it to become second nature. Once it does, studies have shown the changes are permanent as new pathways have been formed in the brain.