Neurofeedback Therapy

Downers Grove, IL

At Milestones, we offer neurofeedback as an adjunct to many of our therapy services. Neurofeedback is a type of brain training therapy that has proven to be a very successful intervention for children (and adults) with a variety of symptoms and disorders. Neurofeedback is safe and non-invasive, and the child’s comfort and active engagement are closely monitored.

Our Approach

Neurofeedback involves training the brain to function more efficiently. This occurs through the process of “showing” the brain its own activity and then “rewarding” the brain for making adjustments to better regulate that activity. In essence, we are training the brain to establish more appropriate patterns of electrical activity.

The electrical activity of the brain is detected by sensors that are placed on the child’s head. That information is read by computer software and fed back to the child in the form of auditory, visual, and tactile feedback while they interact with a video game or while watching a video. Over time (usually a minimum of 20 sessions) this feedback will help the brain gradually learn to better regulate itself.

Use this link to read testimonials about how neurofeedback has worked for many at the EEG Institute. Find out more about the method used at Milestones, including a brief informative video, at http://eeginfo.com/what-is-neurofeedback.jsp

Who Is a Candidate?

Because neurofeedback shifts the brain toward improved regulation, it can be a powerful intervention that addresses a wide variety of issues in children. Conditions that can be improved with neurofeedback include:

  • Mood dysregulation, such as depression
  • Anxiety
  • Attention deficits (ADD and ADHD)
  • Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD)
  • Sleep disorders 
  • Behavior disorders
  • Headaches (including migraines)
  • Organic brain disorders (including seizures, autism spectrum, and dementia)

To learn more about Milestones’ neurofeedback therapy, contact us today.

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