Inattention is a hallmark sign of ADD in girls, whereas boys tend to show hyperactive symptoms and may be more disruptive in the classroom. ADD may go undiagnosed in girls simply because they are not causing problems for others.
The executive functions of individuals with ADD are affected by slow electrical patterns (Theta waves) in the brain. The individual can be trained through neurofeedback to decrease Theta waves which improves focus and attention.
Individuals with ADHD (hyperactive type) may show dysregulation in fast electrical patterns (High Beta). Neurofeedback can be used to train the brain to decrease High Beta. Once High Beta is more regulated, individuals report feeling less anxious, calmer and more in control of their urges and emotions.
For ADD/ADHD in children, Bloomington Neurofeedback will work with outside providers and help coordinate care.
For older teenagers (16 +) and adults, Bloomington Neurofeedback can provide adjunct counseling and practice utilizing executive functioning strategies.