Being able to concentrate is a crucial part of learning. At Solutions4Learning, concentration plays an integral part in the learning process and academic performance. We offer a number of methods of developing better concentration in students of various ages. The first step in the process is to establish the extent of the child’s concentration problem. How do we do this? We carry out a continuous performance test which is able to establish whether the concentration problem stems from potential auditory or visual abilities. There are many areas of concern when it comes to establishing the cause of concentration problems. Some areas that we will investigate include: impulsivity, stamina, distractibility and focus, to mention a few.

Medical problems can also cause or aggravate concentration problems and so this avenue must also be thoroughly investigated. We can address certain medial or health issues by recommending the correct supplements and diet for your child. This is determined by means of a thorough case history as well as urine and blood laboratory testing. When required, we can also refer parents to a neurologist or further psychological evaluation.

At Solutons4Learning we endeavour to get to the actual root of the concentration problem instead of just trying to rectify / treat the symptoms. We commit ourselves to assisting parents in a paradigm that they feel comfortable in, in order to encourage and assist their child in achieving their full academic potential.

To help children with concentration problems or ADHD, we use functional medicine protocols* and neurofeedback** methods which are ideal for treating the following:

  • Anxiety problems
  • Aspergers syndrome
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • Various other barriers to learning

*Functional Medicine definition: Functional Medicine is an integrative, science-based healthcare approach that treats illness and promotes wellness by focusing on the bio-chemically unique aspects of each patient, and then individually tailoring interventions to restore physiological, psychological, and structural balance.
**Neurofeedback Definition: Neurofeedback (NFB), also called neurotherapy or neurobiofeedback, is a type of biofeedback that uses real-time displays of brain activity—most commonly electroencephalography (EEG), to teach self-regulation of brain function.

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is “weight training for the brain”. This form of therapy is one that makes use of technologically advanced equipment to assess brainwaves and help both children and adults to control their brainwave activities.

Neurofeedback Treats The Following Conditions:

  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Epilepsy
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  •  Sleep disorders

Neurofeedback is also used to enhance performance in top achievers in the sport and business world.

The Process Of Neurofeedback Treatment

Neurofeedback involves the monitoring of brainwave activity. This is done by applying electrodes to the scalp much as in the same way for an EEG. The signals picked up are filtered and processed through a computer system to extract data concerning certain key brainwave frequencies.

Sessions are typically held twice a week and are half an hour long. During these sessions, clients will learn how to inhibit activity associated with slow brainwaves and how to produce a greater number of fast waves associated with being calm, alert and focused. The information is presented in the form of a video game. The game is effectively played by making use of the brain. By playing this game regularly, the brainwave activity is shaped toward a more desirable and regulated performance.

Demonstrations can be arranged by getting in touch with Dr. Johan Meyer on (011) 917 1230.