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When to Refer Kids for Alternative ADHD Therapies

Prescription medications are commonly used to treat ADD/ADHD, despite the fact that those medications often create side effects and are unable to cure the condition. Learn the signs that a child should be referred for alternative ADHD therapies such as neurofeedback, biofeedback, and cognitive training. This blog post was originally published by Focal Points, The

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ADHD Medications: Potential Adverse Side Effects for Howard County Youth

Common ADHD medications including Adderall and Concerta can create long-term health consequences, including mood changes, sleep disruptions, and loss of appetite. Learn how non-pharmacological treatments such as neurofeedback and cognitive training could help your child reduce his or her ADD/ADHD symptoms. This blog post was originally published by Focal Points, The Family Center’s specialty practice

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Why Students with ADHD No Longer Require Medication for Treatment

Maryland students with ADHD can benefit from two non-pharmacological treatments: neurofeedback and cognitive training. These treatments have been shown to be effective in helping students to refocus mental energy, improve their communication skills, and boost concentration inside and outside of school. This blog post was originally published by Focal Points, The Family Center’s specialty practice

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Neurofeedback – How Does it Treat ADHD?

A form of neurofeedback, biofeedback, has been elevated to a “Best Support” intervention for ADHD by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Learn how neurofeedback can help children increase attention and decrease hyperactivity by teaching them how to modify their mental patterns. This blog post was originally published by Focal Points, The Family Center’s specialty

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Biofeedback Recommended by AAP as Level One Treatment for ADHD

Biofeedback, a non-pharmacological treatment for various disorders, has been elevated to a “Best Support” intervention (level one treatment) for ADHD by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The AAP is a renowned association that comprises 60,000+ pediatric medical professionals. This blog post was originally published by Focal Points, The Family Center’s specialty practice that focuses

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ADHD Success!

I would like to highlight a case that illustrates this. Upon initial evaluation, a young man, age eight, presented with difficulties completing timed activities due to internal distractions and forgetting what he was doing. Marked impairments were also evident in the area of sustained attention, response control, problem solving and planning. Cognitively and behaviorally, this

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