ADHD is characterized by behaviours such as inattention, distractibility and impulsivity. In terms of brain wave activity, children who have ADHD appear to be less able to produce Beta brainwave activity and experience slower wave activity, especially in Theta brainwave. In order to learn and concentrate, the brain needs to emit high levels of Beta brainwaves and low levels of Theta brainwaves, as an imbalance is believed to be associated with poor concentration. Neurofeedback training aims at increasing Beta waves and decreasing Theta waves. In the process of the training the child is rewarded, via a computer game, to make voluntary brainwave activity changes. Using computerized graphic displays and auditory signals that encourage a change in mental state, the brain is challenged to function more effectively and thus teaches the child’s brain to improve skills of managing attention, arousal and to have better control over his or her own emotional state and behaviour.

Children with AD(H)D may gain these benefits:

  • heightened focus and attention
  • reduced anxiety
  • improved skills acquisition and retention
  • increased analytical and creative thinking skills
  • strengthened communication skills
  • improved Memory