Does your child have trouble focusing in school? Is there tension in the home because of problems getting schoolwork and household chores done? Are teachers frustrated with your child and spending a lot of time dealing with their attention issues, procrastination or misbehavior?
ADHD Can Be A Gift
People who have ADHD think differently and solve problems differently than others. Thom Hartmann in his book ADD: A Different Perspective says that ADHD can be a gift to the individual and to society. However, ADHD that is simply allowed to run its unfettered course is a recipe for chaos. Helping your child recognize how ADHD is a gift and helping him see what he needs to change about his own life style are offered as a part of services at the Center for Integrative Psychology.
The Center for Integrative Psychology offers a number of non-medication interventions that help children pay attention, successfully finish things, be more compliant, and feel better about themselves. The techniques listed here work for adults as well.
In 2013 the American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed neurofeedback as a treatment equivalent to medication for the treatment of ADD/ADHD www.braintrainuk.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/How-AAP-reached-conclusion-other-recent-evidence-July-2013-V3.pdf.
Neurofield, an FDA approved advanced Neurofeedback/neuromodulation technology,(www.neurofieldneurotherapy.com) includes a number of techniques to improve attention, decrease impulsivity and develop flexible problem solving.
LENS Neurofeedback is a FDA approved, state of the art technology that helps the brain shift out of dysfunctional patterns with no conscious effort required on the part of a child. While LENS is not a cure for ADHD, psychological research (https://isnr.org/isnr-comprehensive-bibliography) supports LENS effectiveness in reducing ADHD symptoms.
Daniel Amen, M.D. wrote the book, Healing ADD. His research is based on over 155,000 brain scans. His scans show (www.amenclinics.com) there are seven different types of ADHD, each with their own treatment protocol. The Center for Integrative Psychology utilizes questionnaires developed by Dr. Amen to identify your brain type and provides the written individualized life style, supplement and dietary recommendations from Dr. Amen's research.
Parents are trained on how to optimize their child’s growth by emphasizing a loving emotional connection with their child along with consistent expectations and limits for misbehavior.