BrainAvatar by BrainMaster Neurofeedback Therapy
What is BrainAvatar Neurofeedback Therapy?
Cognitive Solutions Learning Center is one of a selected group of providers to offer patients the most advanced EEG-based brain biofeedback and imaging system in the world – BrainAvatar by BrainMaster. Incorporating the sophisticated technology of other BrainMaster devices and enhanced by innovations in software, this unique system is the result of decades of experience and internationally published research. It’s used for EEG evaluation, imaging, biofeedback training for a wide range of conditions and brain mapping.
A QEEG or “brain map” reveals the four different wave frequencies (delta, alpha, theta, beta), and sensorimotor rhythm of each brain lobe. Using exclusive cutting-edge technology, BrainAvatar enables clinicians to create three-dimensional maps of the brain that show specific locations, neural hubs, and electrical frequencies involved in brain functionality. These maps enable neurofeedback providers to identify where training will be the most effective. Then, once a full assessment has been completed, a program can be developed to address each patient’s specific problems and enhance their brain’s overall performance.
For example, patients with ADHD often have trouble focusing and concentrating on specific tasks. Using BrainAvatar, therapists can help patients of all ages learn how to reduce theta waves which are counter-productive to concentration and increase the production of beta waves resulting in a more attentive state. After a relatively short training period, the patient can learn to control their brain waves even after they are no longer undergoing therapy.
How Does BrainAvatar by BrainMaster Work?
To create a QEEG reading or “brain map”, the patient puts on a cap studded with electrodes that capture information about brain activity from 6,000 areas of the brain. This data is gathered in less time than a person can process their own thoughts while the clinician – and the patient – view the brain’s activity in real time.
Avatar processes this data and feeds it back to the brain while the patient participates in different training programs. These programs may involve playing a video game or watching a film. But the patient’s success at these activities always depends on producing the desired brain waves at an optimum level. Treatment is designed to enhance their intellectual focus, increase their ability to concentrate, and to reach a higher level of executive functionality. In addition to ADHD, BrainAvatar is also used to treat patients suffering from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety.
Generally, patients receive therapy for one or two thirty-minute sessions a week. Some reach their program goals after only ten sessions. Others need forty sessions on more. On average however, most are able to achieve optimum results after 20 sessions or less. Even more impressive, for many, if not most patients, the results last a lifetime.
What is the Length of Neurofeedback Treatment?
Neurofeedback training at Cognitive Solutions Learning Center in Chicago consists of a series of thirty-minute sessions. A typical treatment program requires 20 to 40 training sessions. Because Neurofeedback is a learned skill, improvement is gradual and occurs over time. Some individuals may need more training to achieve the full benefits of the therapy. Improvements in attention, organization, and behavior are typically well retained on a long- term basis.
Who Can Benefit From Neurofeedback?
At Cognitive Solutions Learning Center in Chicago, we have successfully treated thousands of patients for a range of symptoms. The list includes, but is not limited to:
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD ADHD all types)
• Learning Disabilities (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia)
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Seizure disorders
• And those seeking Peak Performance!
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