Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

How does Advanced Biofeedback Center identify ADD/ADHD?

Overview of ADD/ADHD

ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) usually refers to difficulty in paying attention to important information in the environment.

Those with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) not only demonstrate difficulty sustaining attention over time, but they also display impulsive, frenetic, nervous, and sometimes foolish behavior.

One of the most unusual symptoms of ADD/ADHD is the ability to be hyperfocused. This is observed when a child plays a video game for hours while simultaneously being unaware of any other aspects of his or her environment!

Children and adults with ADD/ADHD may appear that they are awake and interacting with their environment, but their brain waves may be in the frequencies typically associated with rest or deep meditation.

How Advanced Biofeedback Center assesses ADD/ADHD

Although observation of such behaviors may seem to be sufficient, usually a combination of neuropsychological tests, parent and teacher objective reports, and a review of school records provides the most comprehensive manner of verifying that a child or adult is displaying behaviors consistent with ADD or ADHD.

If previous testing has been recently conducted by a psychologist, then it may not be necessary to repeat that same testing.

At the very least, staff at the Advanced Biofeedback Center typically administer the TOVA (Test of Variables of Attention, Visual and Auditory Subtests) as a baseline of attention level and then re-administer this computerized attention test periodically to document progress.