NeurOptimal® brain training helps each brain to improve its own functioning by simply providing real time feedback about its behavior. Much like a mirror, NeurOptimal® does not cause changes to happen; it merely reflects what is happening, thus allowing the brain and central nervous system to improve in a way that is best for each individual.
Because NeurOptimal® is used for stress management and holistic brain fitness purposes and is not a targeted treatment, and because people tend to be unique and complex beings (each individual typically has a variety of concerns), we can not predict the outcomes of training for any individual and we make no claims of “treating” any “disorder”. We can say that NeurOptimal® training is enjoyable, effortless, relaxing, non-invasive and carries no risk.
Most of our clients are direct referrals. In one case for example, the changes in one child were so swift and so significant that everyone that regularly interacted with this child had to ask his mother what she had done. Within a very short timespan, I received 6 new clients based on their own observation of the improvements in this one child. NeurOptimal® has been used worldwide for over 20 years and well over 3 million training hours.
Scientific understanding of how the brain works is growing rapidly; it is now clearly understood that brains are not nearly as “hardwired” as previously thought. Brains of all ages have neuroplasticity which means they are capable of making incredible changes when given the right information.
Many programs designed to help struggling students attempt to help “re-wire” the brain through exercises and repetition. This can be very helpful but also may be time consuming and tedious.
Focusing on remediating a child’s weakness with drills and practice can be an unpleasant experience for everyone involved. NeurOptimal® is effortless, and children enjoy it because they can play, read or watch a movie during their 33.5 minute sessions and still see great outcomes. It’s literally effortless!
A significant number of parents have told us that after training with NeurOptimal® their child’s reading level and comprehension has soared. We have also had reports from adults on improved reading fluency, comprehension and retention after using NeurOptimal® for themselves.
Because NeurOptimal® works with the whole brain, it is unnecessary to know exactly what or where the difficulties are; everyone can benefit. The whole brain is going to get the feedback it needs to work better. NeurOptimal can help all students to perform at their best often removing significant barriers to success.
NeurOptimal® is not a treatment for ADHD, Dyslexia or any other learning disability or condition; it is a tool for relaxation, stress management and self-optimization. Children with any type of learning difference often experience stress and lack of self confidence at school when they feel like they are different. NeurOptimal® training can help kids to feel more calm in otherwise stressful and challenging environments, allowing them to perform at their best and to benefit more fully from interventions offered.
Parenting and/or teaching a child who is experiencing difficulties can be extremely stressful, training with NeurOptimal® can help parents and teachers to relax and handle these challenges in more calm and effective ways. In our offices, we train parents alongside their children at no additional cost. We have found that when a parent trains, the child tends to make faster gains. Children love it when their parents train with them and parents also enjoy the training.
NeurOptimal® has been used worldwide for over 17 years and well over 3 million training hours.
See below for some recent testimonials which will give you an idea of what types of shifts people report.
“At my son’s ARD meeting a couple of weeks ago his teachers were amazed at the extent of maturing since last spring. At school he has much better self-control. His behavior was really getting in the way of his learning last year, they thought they would need a BIP (behavioral intervention plan) but they hadn’t even noted behavior problems this year. The only thing that has changed since spring is that we trained with the rental unit over the summer” – Mother of 13 year old son dxd with HF Autism
“This seems to be having an effect on me, last night I did something I never would have done before – I went out to a haunted house with friends… And I enjoyed it!” 19 year old dxd with ASD – Mom had said she was worried about him because he had no friends and was too fearful to go out, she was blown away by this transformation in 4 sessions
“He (my son) has a better flow of conversation and seems more “connected”…he is better able to “push” through exercises when before he would just quit.” 13 year old with Autism
“…the other thing that I am doing is getting her counseling again for some of her issues (divorce, past bullying etc.) because now she can tell me why she is angry. Before the nfb she was angry all the time and no one knew why and she couldn’t tell us why that’s why anger management and therapy was a waste of time. The nfb has also allowed her to recognize some of her triggers (stress, over stimulation etc.) and sometimes she tells me when this is happening and I can intervene and help her come up with suitable solutions instead of being angry.” – Home trainer personal system user
“Neurofeedback has helped my son tremendously. I noticed he is much calmer, and his comprehension at school has improved 500%.”
“Neurofeedback has changed my life. I can cope throughout the day without having […] breakdowns. I no longer cry all day. I am happy, I love life and I would not be here today without neurofeedback. I feel it has saved me.” H. N.
“Neurofeedback has been a gift. My client for years had issues with outbursts, tantrums and self-harming behaviors. These behaviors have completely subsided. I now see a young man who is more redirect able, and he is learning more quickly. Overall, B. is more confident and happy today and the neurofeedback has been a huge contributing factor to this change.” B. N.
“Neurofeedback has helped my son so much since starting. He suffered a TBI and I’ve seen increase in his speech and a tremendous change with improvement in potty training! So awesome! Such a blessing!”
“My son receives neurofeedback. It has allowed him to self- regulate, to be more in control of his emotions and reactions. And for a five year old with autism, that’s nothing short of a miracle!” K.S.
…my son seems to be responding amazingly well. He told me yesterday his Tutor was so proud of how quickly and how well he’s retaining information. This is HUGE for him. He’s struggled with that his whole life! I find he’s memorizing his vocab words much faster and he just seems happier than I’ve seen him in a long time!!! Thank you so much!!!!” S.M. Home system user after one month.
“My oldest son, a high schooler, thinks of neurofeedback as his reset button. He starts the week fresh and focused, and more importantly calm. For him the life of being a teenage student, son, and sibling to two children with autism, all is as it will be. The world is manageable, feelings can be talked about, no more [pain due to tension] he says. His video games are less important by his own choice and homework we are actually almost dare I say it?…Ahead!
“I got compliments from a lady at church who noticed a difference in [my son]. She used to sit next to him during children’s church to remind him to pay attention or due to behavior issues. So she moved on to other kids because he didn’t seem to need her assistance anymore.” Diana C. Houston, TX
“My daughter is actually taking care with her homework and reviewing it now to correct her own mistakes before handing it to me, before she would just rush through it and not care and it would be full of errors” Beth P Fort Worth
“Ok, I am definitely seeing results with [my son]. Homework was a breeze tonight – what a pleasure!” D.M., Frisco
“He (my son) isn’t getting in trouble at school since he started training” Anon, Fort Worth
”I actually read 4 chapters the other day. Not only did I only read it only once, but I retained it and understood it. That has NEVER happened!!! I just sat there and cried.” Nikki Sparkman – OK
“…here are some things that we are noticing with [our 6 year old son]: his coloring has greatly improved, he wrote his first word on his own without anyone writing it for him, his handwriting is so much better that we thought it was another child’s, he went from not recognizing 12 letters of the alphabet to not recognizing only 4 in the first week and half, it’s not as much of a fight to get him to do homework now, he told me the training made him want to read a book. Well, needless to say we are so thrilled.” C.L. – Dallas
“My son’s school did a reading assessment on him recently, and he scored on a 6th grade level in both Fluency and Comprehension – one grade level above. Not bad for a kid previously diagnosed with Dyslexia.” D. Muir – Frisco, TX
“…my 11-year-old . . . son improved so dramatically after 14 sessions . . . He went from a barely 2nd grade reading level, where reading was a constant struggle and he *hated* reading, to almost overnight jumping 3 grades and devouring books as fast as he can. In the last couple of weeks, he has read Charlotte’s Web, Squanto, the Tanglewood Secret, Twice Freed, and several other ‘living history’ books. His writing has also dramatically improved. Spelling – well, that’s still a struggle, but he’s making progress.” M. Ellis – Austin
“I got compliments from a lady at church who noticed a difference in [my son]. She used to sit next to him during children’s church to remind him to pay attention or due to behavior issues. So she moved on to other kids because he didn’t seem to need her assistance anymore.” Diana C. – Houston, TX
“My daughter is actually taking care with her homework and reviewing it now to correct her own mistakes before handing it to me, before she would just rush through it and not care and it would be full of errors” Beth P. – Fort Worth
“the 2017 Benchmarks – Reading and Social Studies are the first STAAR tests [my son] has ever passed. Those were taken in February after the NeurOptimal sessions he completed in January” E. Salzman – Grand Prairie, TX
“. . . Harry was . . . barely on grade level with his reading. (That was 1st grade) By the time he had been through just the Cygnet training he was easily on grade. With NeurOptimal he blasted beyond – in 5th grade, he was tested to read at a senior in High School level.” Jules Ford – Burbank