Neurofeedback training effect is cumulative and tends to not disappear over time as is common with placebos. Placebo effect tends to reach maximum quickly and then fall off. Also, training effects tend to be consistent with localization of function within the brain. Many clinicians will see improvements in areas of function that the child or adult were not expecting. It is common to receive reports of improved performance from independent observers who are unaware of the person's treatment, such as teachers, friends and extended family members. In addition, the initial discoveries of Neurofeedback effectiveness in eliminating seizure activity were made in connection with animal research (Sterman 1976). It is highly unlikely that feline seizure activity was resolved due to the cat's strong belief in Dr. Sterman and his research methods.
We had our son who is two evaluated because of behavior issues that were not age appropriate and were causing such damage to our family life. We heard this term “Sensory Integration” and couldn’t believe what we were being told. As a family we decided to explore this type of therapy and figured what could it hurt. We was so unhappy and angry, we were willing to try anything except medication! In three months we have been amazed at the transformation in our son, he is happy, calm, plays independently and socially he plays so well with other children. It has brought us together as a family, the blame of “you’re a stay at home mom, why is his behavior so bad” has stopped. We know how to help him when he needs it. Our time here has changed our life on the most positive ways.
- Gavin - Son, 3 y/o