EEG Neurofeedback is a clinically accepted method of improving brain functioning through directly training the brain to function more efficiently. The brain’s electrical activity, which is the language that the brain uses to communicate within its complex neural networks, is recorded on a QEEG. Electrodes are placed on your scalp and connected to a computer. Your brain wave signals are then processed by the computer in the form of a QEEG. The QEEG shows the patterns of electrical activity in different areas of your brain and is used to determine which areas show dysregulation.
The specific type of Neurofeedback treatment you will receive is tailored to your specific needs. In Neurofeedback treatment, your brain is rewarded for changing electrical activity to more appropriate patterns. You learn to control your brainwave activity through a series of interactive programs that most people find fun and challenging. Several different types of equipment and software are available to ensure that the Neurofeedback treatment that you receive targets your individual symptoms and problems. Neurofeedback treatment must be provided in a consistent way for a prescribed number of appointments to be effective. You will be provided with an individual treatment plan that recommends the number of treatments you should receive each week and the number of weeks the treatment should continue.
Our neuropsychologist, Dr. Schwartz, owns and uses state of the art Neurofeedback equipment and is not limited to one manufacturer’s or developer’s programs. Dr. Schwartz has received extensive training for each Neurofeedback program he uses, thereby ensuring that you receive quality and up-to-date treatments.
In addition to be trained in several types of neuorfeedback treatment, Dr. Schwartz is a licensed clinical psychologist. He has an extensive background and training in differential diagnosis, psychological assessments, learning and academic assessment, and memory and cognitive assessments. Additionally, he is an experienced clinician with over 35 years of experience in psychotherapy and counseling with children, adolescents, adults, and senior citizens. This broad clinical expertise gives Dr. Schwartz a unique perspective on brain functioning as it is connected with differential diagnosis, emotional and mental health concerns, and performance issues. He uses this experience to provide a unique form of neurofeedback treatment in which Neurofeedback is combined with counseling or therapy as appropriate for an individual client.
Neurofeedback is also effective for students, athletes, and professionals seeking optimal neurophysiological and neuropsychological performance. Extensive research has shown that EEG Neurofeedback helps a wide range of people. Pre-school and school age children, adolescents, and adults can benefit from improved attention, focus, and mood regulation. Athletes of all levels, from beginners through Olympic class and professionals have shown performance improvements after a course of EEG Neurofeedback training. Professionals such as astronauts and surgeons have also shown improved functioning in their specialties.
For more information and video case studies, please visit Dr. Reid Schwartz’s website at http://neuro-doc.net.