Neurofeedback Case studies that illustrate how children have benefitted from Attention Evaluations and Attention Training.
Inattention on Screening Evaluation: Susan, age 8 years
Susan struggled with reading and mathematics. At the start of the school year she could keep up with the rest of her class but it required a lot of effort and left her very tired. After the first term, she started falling behind. She completed the Screening Evaluation at school and this identified that she struggled with inattention. This can be seen from the results which are shown in the figure below. The red circles indicate low-normal performance on omissions in the first(-1.37) and last quarter(-1.4), and abnormal performance in the third quarter(-2.4). Overall this indicates below normal performance(-1.92).
Impulsivity on Screening Evaluation: Luke, age 10 years
Luke struggled with mathematics and impulsivity. He was easily distracted by noise and found it frustrating to learn in school when it was noisy in his class. He got into trouble for shouting out answers instead of waiting his turn. His Screening Evaluation showed that he struggled with impulsivity. This can be seen from the results which are shown in the figure below. The red circles indicate increased commission errors the second(-1.3), third(-1.7) and fourth quarters(-1.9), and abnormally increased errors overall (-1.7).
Mild Inattention on Attention Screening Evaluation
This evaluation is best for children in primary education, older than 5 years, and it:
- includes a very accurate computerised attention test,
- can be done by anyone, speaking any language,
- measures 7 attention abilities,
- compares your child’s performance with children of the same age,
- provides objective and reliable measures of overall performance, accuracy, omission (inattention) errors, commission (impulsive) errors, response speed and consistency.
This evaluation makes it possible to determine if your child could benefit from Neurofeedback Attention Training early in their schooling, so they can et the maximum benefit from their education. This evaluation is repeated after attention training to measure the benefits of training.
The comprehensive evaluation includes the computerised attention test and adds screening measures for emotional and specific learning problems that may hold a child back from reaching their full potential.
- takes 30 minutes to complete
- results are discussed in detail with parents so they can understand their child’s attention abilities and how they can be improved
- any findings that raise concerns about your child’s health are reviewed by a medical specialist who can then recommend neurofeedback training and/or other options.
Treatment response evaluation
This is used to help determine the success of medication treatment for children with attention problems like ADHD. It involves measuring attention performance before and 2-hours after taking medication.