Do you find it hard to pay attention in class?
Are you more fidgity than other children in school?
Do you find it hard to fall asleep?
Then Neurofeedback might be something for you!
Neurofeedback is a kind of therapy that helps you to become calmer, pay more attention at school and let you sleep well at night. You do this by training your brain and your brain learns a trick.
But before you can start with Neurofeedback, we first do a QEEG. We will make a video of your brain waves, so we can see what is happening in your brain.
To make a QEEG, you get a kind of bathing cap on your head with studs and cables on it. These are electrodes that measure your brainwaves. But of course you have to do something with your brain to be able to measure those waves. That’s why you get tests that you do on a computer.
After these tests, you can take off the bathing cap and get a few more tests in another room. Most children like to take such tests. For example, we will look at how quickly you can react and how well you can remember words and numbers.
Once we have the results of all these tests, the Neurofeedback really starts! It is a kind of training of your brain and you do it with one of the therapists. He or she then becomes your regular Neurofeedback therapist. Every week you go to him or her two or three times and the training takes 45 minutes each time. For example, you are going to let Pacman walk with your brain. Or conjure up puzzle pieces with your brain!
You don’t get a swimming cap on your head anymore, but 3 separate electrodes are stuck on your head. There will be two behind your ears and one at the place where we are going to train. You can then see your own brainwaves.
In the therapist’s room there are two computer screens. You look at one screen, where you play a game and the therapist looks at the other screen. This way he or she can keep a close eye on how your brain is playing the game. And if your brain finds it too easy, the therapist can also make it a little harder!