In my practice I focus on treatment of ADD and ADHD using neurofeedback, due to the fact that it has the highest level of efficacy and specificity of all known treatments. (Besto, 2020). I invested in the computurised Brain Gain TM neurofeedback system. When indicated, psychotherapy and psychoeducation sessions with adults suffering from attention issues will be combined with neurofeedback.
I also provide psychoeducation and parental guidance to parents of children in neurofeedback treatment.
(Please note that I don't do psychometric or scholastic testing for children to support clinical diagnosis.)
Children with ADHD show signs of inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity in specific ways. These children:
Are in constant motion
Squirm and fidget
Do not seem to listen
Have trouble playing quietly
Often talk excessively
Interrupt or intrude on others
Are easily distracted
Do not finish tasks
3 Types of ADHD in Children
Doctors may classify symptoms as the following types of ADHD:
Combined type (inattentive/hyperactive/impulsive). Children with this type of ADHD show all three symptoms. This is the most common form of ADHD
Hyperactive/impulsive type Children show both hyperactive and impulsive behaviour, but for the most part, they are able to pay attention.
Inattentive type Formerly called attention deficit disorder (ADD). These children are not overly active. They do not disrupt the classroom or other activities, so their symptoms might not be noticed.
Children and meditation:
Tara Buzgar said: “….mindfulness is amazing in harnessing the learning abilities. They learn to be present, in the moment, and absorb what they need to. They learn rom a young age to move out of the busy mind to where their true wisdom lies.”
Adults with ADHD may have difficulty following directions, remembering information, concentrating, organizing tasks, or completing work within time limits. If these difficulties are not managed appropriately, they can cause associated behavioural, emotional, social, vocational, and academic problems.
Common Behaviours and Problems of Adult ADHD
The following behaviours and problems may stem directly from ADHD or may be the result of related adjustment difficulties:
Chronic lateness and forgetfulness
Difficulty concentrating when reading
Difficulty controlling anger
Low frustration tolerance
Poor organization skills
Substance abuse or addiction
These behaviours may be mild to severe and can vary with the situation or be present all of the time. Some adults with ADHD may be able to concentrate if they are interested in or excited about what they are doing. Others may have difficulty focusing under any circumstances. Some adults look for stimulation, but others avoid it. In addition, adults with ADHD can be withdrawn and antisocial, or they can be overly social, going from one relationship to the next.
"There is really no magic in being centered…..it’s just practice. So each and every time you find yourself losing it, just STOP, DROP and BREATHE. Yasha Heifetz, Master Violinist said “The main difference between a master and a beginner is that the master practices more”. But it does get easier, because you’re re-wiring your brain."