What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is a learning strategy that enables persons to alter their brain waves. When information about a person's own brain wave characteristics is made available to him, he can learn to change them. You can think of it as exercise for the brain.

What is it used for?

EEG Biofeedback is used for many conditions and disabilites in which the brain is not working as well as it might. These include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DIsorder and more severe conduct problems, specific learning disabilities and related issues such as sleep problmes in children. The training is also helpful with the control of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.

How is it done?

An initial interview is done to obtain a description of symptoms and to get a picture of the health history and family history. Some testing may be done as well. The EEG biofeedback training is a painless, non-invasive procedure. One or more sensors are placed on the scalp, and one to each ear. The brain waves are monitored by means of an amplifier and a computer based instrument that processes the signal and provides the proper feedback. This is displayed to the trainee by means of a video game along with audio signals. Training may last 20 to 45 minutes and conducted one to five times per week.

EEG training is a learning process and therefore, results are seen gradually over time. Some improvement is generally seen after 10 sessions.

Cost of EEG or Neurofeedback
Fees can be lowered if a certain amount of sessions are paid for in advance. Sessions cost between $50.00 to $100.00 per session depending the the length of time.