Q: How Do You Address Attention Issues in Clients?
With issues of attention deficit, particularly ADHD, hyperactivity disorder, we tend to find that most clients – and they tend to be younger clients – are more hyperactive in the right hemisphere. So, we would work towards calming that excess activity via neurofeedback. We also would work towards trying to optimize regulation via auditory listening training. Auditory training can be a really great equalizer in bringing down overall arousal and help a client become more grounded within themselves as well as give a sense of calmness. We then would address areas of the right hemisphere, both parietally to help body awareness, as well as social awareness with others, and overall physiological regulation between hemisphere. And then with some of our clients we find we have to work with emotional reactivity.