First, any company that does not give their prices and wants you to call in for that - bothers me. That speaks of an expensive product and a hard sell. But whatever. I also don't like their promise (with no research sited), of a " If you are looking for a permanent, drug-free solution to your child's ADHD, Learning Technics offers a revolutionary and proven program with an astounding 93% success rate." I have never seen any research that shows a permanent solution. Furthermore, they don't appear to use bio-feedbac, which some studies have shown to be somewhat effective. Actually, its hard to know what they do, since they really don't tell you. I also noted that for all of the "research" that they give - there is no way to see the actual research. I can think of at least 3 other companies that do similiar things - check out this link, particularly the last post - http://connect.additudemag.com/groups/topic/neurofeedback_or_Cogmed_versus_play_attention/
and here is a link on a review of the latest research of the whole biofeedback thing - http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2012/01/17/new-review-of-neurofeedback-treatment-for-adhd-current-state-of-the-science/
I do think a lot of the ADHD Nanny program and it is free (I believe) http://www.adhdnanny.com/
If you can afford it, there is nothing wrong in trying many of the programs out there. I would suggest however, that you do become a bit of an expert in ADHD so that you can be your childs proponent. I also suggest that you buy the book "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley. It will give you a lot of the day to day information that you will need now and in the future. Finally, all studies have shown that the best results are a combination on medication and behavioral therapy. Not just one or the other. So you are well on your well to solving half the puzzle. If I can be of further help, please post. Best wishes.
Opps, Nanny is $10 a month, but can be cancelled at any time.
Well, besides the links I gave above (which are now very close to 3 years old) - I get all the current research on ADHD material. I have seen nothing new to indicate that any of these programs really work.
My recommendation is still - Finally, all studies have shown that the best results are a combination on medication and behavioral therapy.
I am a special Education teacher with a M.S. in the field
I just got off the phone with the man who picked up at the phone number posted on the Learning Technics Inc. website. It was John Heath, who started the company. I asked him tough questions like: do you have any background in education or neurology; do you have scientific knowledge about the brain? How did you develop the activities and exercises I saw being done on your video? He said that he was "just a person with serious learning problems, who "overcame" them. He is a businessman who collected a group of doctors and "brain researchers" to get information and paid them to create a method to help "intelligent children who had trouble learning". They based the exercises on " research about stroke victims." Then they had "eureka moments" and figured out more exercises "that work".
He runs this as a money-making business. He offered me a "training session" of 3 days (!!!!) with another 3 days a few months later when I have"more experience with actual clients" for another 3 days. Price? $16,000. Yup it's not a typo. I'm seriously conflicted about the short training. 6 days! (I went to college and a Masters program for 6 years.) The client is charged about $4000 for 24 weekly sessions. He says they have people doing this " all over the world and in many schools". I know of one person who paid him $45,000 to buy the "right" to teach this in all of Brooklyn.
( He was very up-front about this.)
Some of the activities look like BrainGym, which some people don't give credence to, because of a lack of scientific studies or scientific explanation.
If there is so much research about brain-plasticity - how the brain can be changed - why is this VERY EXPENSIVE
home-made modality the only one I can find that purports to actually train away Learning Disabilities and give bright children back the ability to do well in school?