To have success in school students of all ages need to be able to clear their mind from worry and stress, so they can focus, retain information and understand the information given to them. Let’s face it, depending on the age of the student; we’re faced with many distractions that keep our mind extremely busy at all times. Also, the success of a student also depends on the positive habits and skills ingrained in them at a young age by their parents, caregiver or legal guardians. Training a person’s brain function will set them up for long-term success, and the younger the student, the better.
There are three critical areas of the brain that are positively affected by neurofeedback therapy, memory, cognitive flexibility and behavioral control. With working memory a person will be able to complete a task, they’ll have the ability to hold information in their brain and apply that information when needed with ease. Neurofeedback helps strengthen the brain areas that control memory function so the student will be able to remember information stored in the brain with less effort and be able to apply that information when needed, which brings us to Cognitive flexibility. This function allows a person is to think flexibly and that is important to scholastic success. If the brain is functioning at an optimal level due to neurofeedback, this type of thinking becomes more accessible to students and will positively impact their performance. Behavioral control is needed because this allows the student to focus, patience and be calm while sitting in a classroom for long periods of time. Neurofeedback works to calm the brain in addition to helping it function at its maximum ability.
Students of all ages get a little antsy when sitting in a classroom for long periods of time, and some more than others depending on the age, maturity level, and their comfortability. At the Eustache Institute, I have treated many people whose goal was to become a better student. In a few weeks times, I have had clients go from a C average to an A. Many of which successfully ended up on the Dean’s list, the honor roll and were eventually awarded academic scholarships to the college of their choice.
Dr. Elena Eustache is a specialist in Neurofeedback Therapy, with a Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Eustache helps her patients reach their full potential so they can live the life they have always dreamed. To read more about Neurofeedback Therapy, please visit www.EustacheInstitue.com. You can also find Dr. Elena Eustache on Instagram and Facebook.