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.
Brooke has been coming to Children’s Therapy Services for 9 months. She has always received therapy through school due to severe prematurity. But when we decided she would go to a private school, she would no longer receive the services. I was impressed upon meeting Linda as she told us so much more about Brooke and why she needs OT and PT besides her prematurity. We have seen a difference in Brooke’s muscle strength and the strength on her left side. Nora our PT and Jennifer our OT work very well with Brooke and always find ways to make therapy fun. As a toddler, Brooke would run from her therapist’s, but now she enjoys her time at therapy. Thank-you Linda, Nora and Jennifer!
- Andrea - Daughter, 6 y/o