It is a terrible shock to most parents when a child is diagnosed with ADHD or any other learning disorder. For us it was the same when Henré, our eldest, was evaluated for the first time. Funnily enough, we did not pick it up ourselves until he was around five or six years old. This was especially hard for me since I have never struggled at school and was a pretty good athlete too. Having a son with a learning disability was not something I even imagined possible. But God has a wonderful way to teach us and to bring us back to earth.
At the time I was already involved in the supplement industry for more than 10 years so I knew where to find information on diet and supplements that could benefit Henré. Fortunately we were blessed to have a very good paediatrician in Dr Griessel, who prescribed a very low dosage of Ritalin to initially help him. The doctor mentioned that our son might have to attend some form of special school and that he might not be able to cope with a ‘normal’ school. That came as an even bigger shock and we went out of our way to find alternative and supportive forms of training to help our son. This is when Bio-Feedback training crossed our path and we immediately saw the potential of helping our son.
Being a scientist, I naturally conducted thorough research looking for other intervention technology our paths crossed with Play Attention, a true leader in the field of EEG neurofeedback technology. The company do on-going research and a recent study was published in the Journal of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics with our unique combination that no-one else can give; BioLink Attention Training is leading the way in providing a safe alternative and supportive treatment with individuals with ADHD
Personally, we found that Henré’s sleeping patterns improved after about 15 sessions and he could keep his concentration levels ‘switched on’ for longer periods after 10 sessions. He is still improving every week! As an Asperger’s child he has been medication free since 2010. He will turn 18 next year. More excitingly for us, we test him regularly and there is no fall back! Till this day he does his hour training every week.
For me personally, I really enjoyed the fact that we can measure Henré’s improvement scientifically with our CPT test FOCUS. At Biolink Attention Training we do not advise against medication where it is necessary and when prescribed by a qualified paediatrician or specialist in the field of ADHD, but we do provide an alternative, supportive option that will help with increased concentration and focus, but more importantly, help children to build self-confidence through our Bio-Feedback exercises. In order to create an environment of positive growth. We also provide parents and teachers with information on diets, supplements, building self-confidence, ideas for the class room, etc. This approach combines all those involved in a team that can deal more effectively with this disorder with the child the eventual winner.
Play Attention is the world’s indisputable #1 learning system to improve attention, behavior, and cognitive function for ADHD children and adults.
To avoid any confusion about anything else out there, let’s clear this up:
There are many “cognitive games” that say they will make your brain better because of “neuroplasticity.” Seems like they’re all over TV nowadays. That’s called cognitive training. Here’s what independent research from Tufts University School of Medicine determined:
- Cognitive training did not produce any significant changes in ADHD students. Play Attention made significant changes in that same study.
- Students who underwent brain training games (cognitive training) required increases in medication. Play Attention students did not.
- Play Attention students maintained their significant gains even after the researchers came back 6 months later to test them once again
- Our dream for our business was en always will be to give hope to other parents, that feels that there is no answers.