6 Powerful Strategies to Increase Your Child’s Peak Performance
Improved concentration leads to better organisation, increased accuracy, reduced distractions, enhanced social interactions through attentive listening, and quicker mastery of new tasks and information.
Concentration and Focus
Effective concentration involves multiple brain functions working in harmony to achieve sustainable focus, receptiveness and stellar executive function
Common challenges include drifting into dreaminess or maintaining focus only for short durations before attention wanes. Anxiety or emotional stress can further complicate the ability to focus, making it difficult to zero in on tasks. Achieving a balance between a too broad and too narrow focus is crucial to avoid distractions and maintain attention.
Neurofeedback employs brain mapping to pinpoint specific areas that may be impacting concentration. Training is then customised to address these unique needs, optimising the brain’s ability to focus.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD is characterised by symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. While it is often diagnosed based on observed behaviours, we look for brainwave patterns in regions associated with impulse control, and attention regulation and imbalanced emotional states. We then train the brain into improved functionality so that the symptoms recede.
Neurofeedback helps your brain learn to focus and concentrate at will. This training helps strengthen your neural pathways and gain greater control over your mind.
ADDitude magazine published an interesting piece exploring this very question and noted that, while the studies to-date have not been fully blind studies, neurofeedback training has shown promise to help with some ADHD symptoms.
That being said, if you suspect you or your child has ADD or ADHD, your first step should be to consult with a doctor. You should also share your decision to try neurofeedback training as a complementary therapy with your doctor.
I didn’t tell (my daughter’s) teachers anything about her having sessions, and all of them commented on how well behaved and focused she’s been. She’s so happy, and so good in herself.
(He) is sitting still, paying attention, concentrating and getting lots of positive feedback which is helping to build his self esteem. A few students / parents have commented to me how different he seems / is behaving in class. He is more motivated and willing to work!