Dr. John McManus, Ph.D.

Email: drjmcmanus@comcast.net

Phone: 503-636-0111

15100 Boones Ferry Rd, Suite 800

Lake Oswego, OR  97035

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WHO IT HELPS?

NEUROFEEDBACK

Who Can Benefit From Neurofeedback?

Our brains have an amazing ability to improve and heal when given the opportunity that Neurofeedback provides. Those with  ADHD, ADD, Anxiety, Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, PTSD and migraines have been especially responsive to Neurofeedback training.  
 
Children, teens, and adults have benefited from Neurofeedback treatment, improving concentration, attention skills, self regulation, and emotional regulation skills. Based on my clinical experience and the work of hundreds of practitioners throughout the U.S. and the world, Neurofeedback is an effective therapeutic treatment to improve brain functioning and increase optimal brain development. 

Sometimes the brain needs encouragement to move in the right direction, which Neurofeedback can provide.

Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorders (ADD / ADHD)

This video introduces you to Sam.

Sam presented with classic symptoms of ADHD --- Sam was hyperactive, couldn't focus for extended periods of time, and couldn't finish his homework. Sam was also having trouble focusing on the baseball field. In the third grade, Sam’s parents put him on medication, but the adverse side effects of the medication were significant.

Sam’s mom had been looking for an alternative treatment for ADHD and found Neurofeedback. Sam's improvement was remarkable, as a result of the brain mapping identifying targeted areas needing training and correction, individualized to Sam's specific needs.
 
With Neurofeedback, the ability to concentrate and focus on tasks like homework and work responsibilities greatly improved for Sam. Sam’s self management skills increased as well, creating a positive sense of success and self-empowerment.  
 
What I have seen with many children, teens, and adults is that their increase in ability to focus, time management, and self regulation skills after corrections with Neurofeedback actually allows them to more fully develop their potential, whether it be in the classroom or in their careers. 
 

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I worked with a twelve year old boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Every morning he would wait until the last moment to dress for school, and once in the parking lot, would refuse to leave the car unless his mother accompanied him into the classroom. At soccer games, he would curl into a ball and refuse to go on the field when his team needed him.  
 
Since doing Neurofeedback, he now readily prepares for school on his own and goes unaccompanied to the classroom. He asked to play basketball, which he had never done before and now enjoys playing with his teammates. His mom reports he is a happier child and more socially engaged as a result of Neurofeedback.  

Video below highlights three instances of children with Autism (ASD) and how they experienced the benefits of Neurofeedback: