Neurofeedback training effect is cumulative and tends to not disappear over time as is common with placebos. Placebo effect tends to reach maximum quickly and then fall off. Also, training effects tend to be consistent with localization of function within the brain. Many clinicians will see improvements in areas of function that the child or adult were not expecting. It is common to receive reports of improved performance from independent observers who are unaware of the person's treatment, such as teachers, friends and extended family members. In addition, the initial discoveries of Neurofeedback effectiveness in eliminating seizure activity were made in connection with animal research (Sterman 1976). It is highly unlikely that feline seizure activity was resolved due to the cat's strong belief in Dr. Sterman and his research methods.
Sophia receives OT 1x/week for Sensory Processing Disorder at C.T.S. with Erin. She has gone from low tone upper body to climbing a rope ladder and rock wall! She is also able to walk in a figure 8 which she could never do because of poor motor planning. The confidence she has gained has also improved her speech and eye contact. Sophia also started EEG Neurofeedback. Her pre-school teachers have commented on her progress in reading and following instructions. I am excited to see the results EEG will have on her in a year.
- Gwen - Daughter, 4 y/o