Neurofeedback for Children and Teens

Neurofeedback helps the brain to learn how to self-regulate. A child’s brain is a sponge and if it experiences a difficult time performing self-regulation, then you will most likely see this in your child’s behavior and emotions in a variety of forms; such as, acting out, having trouble focusing, concentrating, poor academics, learning concerns, anxiety, depression, defiance, the list goes on.  

A number of factors can affect an adolescent brain – physiological, environmental, genetics, social and family life. The Sinha Clinic offers a comfortable, relaxing and child/teen-friendly environment. 

It is extremely important to provide children interventions early on as then the brain can learn to adapt and repattern dysregulated brainwave patterns. A balanced and more organized brain can process information more easily. Early interventions will help to improve students memory, focus and their ability to pay attention. 

This means more tools for success for your child. They will have an easier time learning, improving their academic performance and test results, and calming the central nervous system so the brain can communicate better to the other parts of the body. Early interventions including neurofeedback equals a better outlook for their future. 
Neurofeedback is especially effective for children and teens. Working with young brains has shown quicker results, as their brain’s are more flexible and have limited exposure to habits that have already manifested and matured into traits in adulthood. 


Neurofeedback aims to retrain brainwaves by positive reinforcement by teaching the brain to self-regulate dysregulated areas through watching a video, listening to ambient music, or video games while connected to a sophisticated neurofeedback training program.  

Neurofeedback is non-invasive, does not require any medication (but can still be used if using medication) and produces long term positive results. It is an alternative treatment to medication while some patients are able to reduce medication needs once their brainwaves are retrained and are now functioning optimally.  


Self-Regulate Behavior

Neurofeedback provides the brain the opportunity to learn how to self-regulate and produce necessary brainwave patterns to regain better attention, control and focus.

This helps children and teens think about their actions before reacting while promoting better self-regulation of their behavior overall. An improvement in social interactions, academics and home life have been found due to the brain is communicating more efficently.

Focus in Academics

Neurofeedback can help improve symptoms occurring from learning disorders, autism, ADHD and behavioral concerns. Concentration, focus and emotional control are key traits to achieving optimal performance in all fields.

Studies have shown that neurofeedback can improve key areas of the brain responsible for attention and focus, which translates to students achieve better grades, academic self-confidence and test performance.

Anxiety & Mood

Anxiety is a common response to stress, and sufferers often feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and fatigued. This can happen at any age but children and teens usually do not have the maturity to fully grasp how to communicate or express their feelings.

Neurofeedback can help optimize pathways in the brain to improve anxiety, mood, and the communication pathways that respond to external and internal stressors.


Neurofeedback has limited risks. Majority of patient’s feel no effects after a session. Tiredness, dizziness or headache can occur. However, we monitor each session and stay in constant communication and if any extreme tiredness or headaches emerges, we stop the session immediately. 

If headaches occur a day or multiple days after a session, this is unrelated. One would notice any side effects immediately or shortly after a session was completed. Many times, one experiences some tiredness after a session due to neurofeedback is a brain workout and can be considered strength training for the brain. As compared to working on muscle strength, one will be tired or sore if working on muscles they don’t regularly use. 


Sinha Clinic

All it takes is 3 Easy Steps to regain control of your Cognitive Health

1st Step

All you have to do is pick up the phone and call 630-762-9606.

2nd Step

Provide insurance information for verification. This is 100% Free.

3rd Step

Make an appointment for a diagnostic evaluation. We never share confidential information without a release and consent.


Research indicates an 85 percent success rate for patients in terms of improvements in their ability to focus, regulate behavior, reduce impulsivity, which all help in improving cognitive health.

Mental health left untreated, ADHD symptoms are expected to continue into adulthood and last throughout life for most. Medication does not change this as it only temporarily reduces symptoms and will return once stopped. Medication does not get to the root of the problem to change attention networks in the brain. At the Sinha Clinic, we offer neurofeedback as an alternative approach to ADHD without the use of medication or as an option to reduce medication need.

Research has shown that neurofeedback results in positive brain change and lasting improvement in symptoms up to a year of continuous improvement after neurofeedback training has ended due to the brain is working at a higher efficient state. Results should be maintained long term – However, results are determined on a case-by-case basis since training is designed specifically per person and results can vary.

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