ADD/ADHD Treatment Info
As a board certified neuropsychologist, Dr. Jansons is qualified to objectively assess for ADHD. In contrast to other helping professions that use subjective methods such as questionnaires, Dr. Jansons as a neuropsychologist utilizes the most advanced technology to provide accurate test results. She has co-authored an article on the diagnostic trends in ADHD in Applied Neuropsychology: Child Attention_Evolution_Revolution_2015.
Distractability, impulsivity, and inability to maintain attention are most common behaviors associated with ADHD (attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder). Specific features of inattention include lack of focus, difficulty organizing, losing things, being forgetful of daily activities and more. Specific features of hyperactivity include fidgetiness, inability to wait one’s turn, difficulty remaining seated, talking excessively and more. The features of inattention and hyperactivity can occur alone or together, which leads to more specific diagnostic categories.
Individuals can display behaviors of ADD (inattention), ADHD (hyperactivity) or a combined form of both. When a behavior checklist of observations is the basis for the diagnosis, other disorders can easily be overlooked. Objective measures are more accurate and effective in identifying ADD and ADHD.
Even though the conditions of inattention and hyperactivity are often categorized as behavioral problems, they are actually arousal conditions in the brain. Using EEG neurofeedback, Dr. Laura Jansons can effect changes in the underlying causes of ADD and ADHD. This amazing method can improve attention and arousal without medication. And, since the problem seems like a computer game, neurofeedback is suitable for children.
Neurofeedback guides the brain to maintain focus, become calm and remain in control. This therapy method is focused on directing the brain’s rhythm to achieve efficiency.
Research reveals that patients have improved their ability to focus by as much as 85 percent. As a result, they experienced a decrease in symptoms – often with reduced or no medication. Brainwave disregulation is the basis for ADD and ADHD behaviors. Neurofeedback trains the brain to become focused, calm and in control. Training the rhythm of the brain improves the efficiency of the brain.
Treatment time depends on the seriousness or complexity of the condition; also taken into consideration is the patient’s commitment to treatment.
Neurofeedback has been approved as a level one treatment for ADD and ADHD by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Quantitative electroencephalograms (QEEG) have been approved by the FDA as a diagnostic tool for ADD and ADHD.
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Dr. Laura Jansons
Dr. Jansons is in private practice in Arlington Heights, Illinois. She provides neuropsychological assessment for adults and children and is growing her neuorotherapy and neurofeedback clinic. She has been providing direct therapy, assessment, professional training, and scholarly contributions in her field since 1990.
Dr. Jansons began her career at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology and master’s degree in Human Developmental Counseling. Her doctorate is from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and she completed her Neuropsychology Certificate Training at Fielding Graduate University. She is a Board-Certified Fellow of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. She is also Board Certified in Neurofeedback with the Board Certification International Alliance (BCIA).
Dr. Jansons’ research interests are in Large Scale Brain Systems, neural network dynamics, and cerebellar and vertically organized brain functioning. She is a co-partner in many projects including a start-up company for developing a web portal for patients and advanced clinicians, and she participates in the technical development of custom brain entertainment therapies. She is also a performing musician.