- You are reading this because you already have a good teacher (3) & some study skills (2). As a psychologist involved in study skills 1991, University of Victoria, Canada, study skills is a must have. ISF neurofeedback (1) enables and boost students ability to focus, comprehend and recall lessons taught. Teachers & parents will realise kids can understand the target material easier and retention of materials last longer with better memory. Nature must combine with nurture.
- All brains are created differently. Some are blessed with well syncronized brain waves that makes understanding concepts easy while others cannot.
- Neuroplasticity exist in all of us and all it needs is a boost via photobiomodulation and synchronised by neurofeedback.
- Brain training increases neuro networks for the whole brain. This is why you NEED TO TRAIN the whole brain. (Training the frontal or parietal lobe alone is the weakness any therapy, because its is not syncronised with the other parts).
- Good brain training will see electrodes being shifted to different locations, and with different protocols being applied onto the scalp to achieve syncronicity. In practice we combine a 2-19 electrodes onto the scalp to “CONNECT”, increase neuro connections taking into consideration the brain’s amplitude, asymmetry, phase, coherence levels.
- FLUENCY = SPEED + ACCURACY I was very lucky to be part of the team having Dr. Joseph Parsons & Dr David Polson as my mentors.
sit, listen and focus during lectures and classes. Neurofeedback improves the brain’s ability to maintain attention for longer periods of time which directly impacts how much information is absorbed in any given class session. Neurofeedback is particularly necessary for students who struggle with ADD or ADHD, as it minimizes distractions. Consider a qeeg to know the status of the brains’s status.
2.Focus – Students often face heavy workloads and long study hours during the day. Brain fog, mental blocks, anxiety occurs and can develop into depression over time for many. Neurofeedback trains students to reduce anxiety and increase focus. This improves their ability to focus, making it easier to comprehend & complete work with speed and accuracy. This is called fluency or mastery .
3.Memory – Studying for certain subjects often requires a substantial amount of memorization for exams. Neurofeedback increases the ability to absorb and hold information for easier recall in times of need by increasing neuro networks and by synchronising them.
Sleep Quality– The success of students is heavily determined by the amount and quality of sleep a person gets. The brain does not function at its optimal level if the brain is tired. This is especially important for a math exam. Neurofeedback specifically improves overall sleep quality. If the brain is filled with hyper activity, good sleep will not be possible.
6. Anxiety Reduction – ISF Neurofeedback effectively trains the autonomic nervous system, the ‘fight or flight mechanism to manage anxiety. When it comes to school performance, anxiety can be crippling, as stress builds up during the exam season. Training the brain to function calmly and effectively will reduce anxiety levels, setting a student up for success. Focus cannot be achieved is anxiety is high. This is similar for high performance athletes & people in management positions.
8. Learning Disability Improvement – If your child or you struggle with a learning disability, school can be much more difficult with which to keep up. Certain tasks may take longer and may not register as easily. Neurofeedback works to reduce the symptoms of learning disabilities to ensure for better success. Each person has different, unique needs, which is why neurofeedback sessions begin with taking a quantitative EEQ brain map to pinpoint where in the brain these issues are initiating. The protocol for the neurofeedback sessions is then determined based on these individual needs.
- Neurofeedback got me into MENSA
- Increases IQ https://patch.com/california/berkeley/can-neurofeedback-make-you-smarter
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Represented Royal Roads University (1999). School Advisory Member 8 Years West Spring Secondary School.