Based on the latest scientific findings in the field of neuroscience, Dr. Fotuhi has developed a tailored Attention Boosting Program for recovery from concussion and memory loss, as well as to improve attention and concentration in individuals age 8 and up. If you are a parent of a child who suffers from ADHD, this program may be right for your family.
Attention Deficit Disorder, with or without Hyperactivity, is often due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. In many cases, a stressful environment, low levels of vitamins D or B, anemia, sleep issues, and poor diet can worsen ADHD symptoms. Parents of children with ADHD may be hesitant to go the medication route. Through NeuroGrow’s Attention Boosting Program, our patients can explore alternative treatment options.
A 9-year-old boy who gets easily distracted and appears fidgety in his class often gets labeled as having ADHD. However, this may or may not be the correct diagnosis for him. For example, if he and his family tend to stay up until midnight, love watching TV for long periods of time, and drink caffeine-rich sodas often, his attention and behavior issues can be due to lack of sleep, sedentary lifestyle, and poor diet. ADHD in children is often treated with prescription medication, but a child like him does not need Adderall. ADHD treatment without medication is entirely possible for children — regardless of a concrete diagnosis. ADHD symptoms in children can be managed with lifestyle modifications, exercise, and coaching.
As a part of our 12-week program, we establish a thorough list of modifiable factors that can help children with ADHD improve their attention naturally. Our brain coaches make a list of such factors at the beginning of the program and help our patients make healthier choices every day. Neurofeedback treatment, in parallel with brain coaching, also helps them become calmer and more focused.
Each of our patients undergoes formal cognitive testing and qEEG at the beginning, at 6 weeks, and 12 weeks. We nearly always see remarkable improvements in the scores of our patients. This is in part due to the habit forming nature of our program. Patients are often encouraged when they see objective improvements in their formal cognitive tests and qEEGs, along with the compliments they receive from their family and classmates, and as a result become more confident.
The Attention Boosting Program focuses on enhancing areas of your child’s brain that are particularly important for attention, executive function, and impulse control – namely the frontal lobes. Dozens of neuroscience studies have shown that non-pharmaceutical interventions such as exercise, brain training, specific supplements, and neurofeedback can indeed improve the brain’s frontal lobe functions. Your child will reap the benefits of tailored coaching and neurofeedback, and join the majority of our patients who leave the program feeling calmer, more focused, and better able to handle the challenges of everyday life.