Neurofeedback is a very powerful tool for training the brain's ability to self-regulate. It is a neurobehavioural treatment aimed at the acquisition of self-control over certain patterns of brain activity and the application of these skills in daily life activities.Book now
Neurofeedback sessions are carried out in our centre, under the supervision of a therapist. Electrodes are placed on two specific points on the scalp to pick up the wave signals emitted by the brain in those areas. The electrodes collect the information and send it to the computer, which is then connected to a screen where the patient receives a reward each time the brainwave pattern in the two areas approaches the target pattern. This treatment is completely harmless because it is the person who tries to adapt their brain to the screen to receive rewards; it is not the electrodes that do it.
Scientific studies have shown that for cases of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) Neurofeedback therapy can offer similar results to pharmacological treatment with methylphenidate.
Neurofeedback can also be effective in the following problems:
People who want to be better in their field (musicians, athletes, executives) can achieve their maximum performance through Neurofeedback training. In older people, regular use of Neurofeedback can reinforce good brain function, regardless of the state of the brain. Almost any brain can be trained for better functioning.
Interactive Metronome® (IM) is an advanced training tool for the rehabilitation of planning, organisation, language structuring, cognition and motor skills for children, adolescents and adults.Rent now
The Interactive Metronome is a tool for working at home, which is based on extensive studies on the functioning of the brain's internal clock. This clock is responsible, for example, for detecting where a sound comes from, because a sound reaches one ear before the other. The Interactive Metronome trains this internal clock to plan and coordinate optimally. Adding the IM to conventional therapies adds precision and planning to any exercise that requires repetitive movements or cognitive exercises. Therapists who have incorporated IM into their therapies report that patients are more engaged, more alert and perform many more repetitions of their tasks and, as a result, progress towards their therapeutic goals more quickly.
The patient hears a sound repeatedly and has to press a switch at the exact moment he hears each sound. Through a screen he can see the result of his performance and knows whether he has to go slower or faster. The therapist can incorporate a myriad of exercises using this basic principle to add precision and planning of movements.
Glifing is a reading training method to be used at home, which improves reading speed and comprehension through video games. It also contributes to children's emotional development, one of the most important factors for academic success. Thanks to its playful format, learning to read becomes pure fun!Buy now
The Glifing method is based on a neuroscientific concept that is fundamental to learning: brain plasticity, a process that occurs throughout life. Brain plasticity is the brain's ability to adapt and modify itself based on the work we put it through. Practising reading methodically and with considerable frequency (ideally 4 times a week) leads to more connections being created and old connections being strengthened and becoming more robust. The application of reading training with the Glifing Method produces notable and significant improvements in reading speed, as it helps to automate the decoding process.
Glifing is a personalised and adaptive reading method. The patient begins by taking a Glifing assessment to evaluate speed, accuracy, reading comprehension and to establish their reading age. The programme places the user in the reading age according to their results in words per minute, and always places them in the grade where they are close to the results that obtain the 50th percentile of that grade. Based on the results obtained, the trainer will design the training for the user, tailor-made, adjusted to their needs.
Glifing is a reading re-education programme, which means that it is designed both for people who have a Specific Learning Disorder with reading limitations (commonly called Dyslexia) and also for all those users who present a slight delay in reading, or who want to acquire a reading habit.
iLs is a multi-sensory, at-home programme that improves brain functioning. It is a series of enjoyable activities or "exercises" that can be adapted to all ages and ability levels, for implementation in clinics, schools and homes.Buy now
iLs has a global effect on the brain and central nervous system, influencing the following systems: Balance, visual, auditory, motor, coordination, behavioural and emotional regulation. As a result, it can be successfully implemented to help a variety of conditions.
iLsiLs Interactive Language Program combines auditory, visual and balance games. The auditory component of iLs can be used independently. The auditory component of iLs can be used independently.
With clinically proven results, iLs programmes strengthen neural connections and create new neural connections/pathways in the brain ("neuroplasticity"). As neural connections are strengthened, language skills and emotional/psychological functions, such as self-confidence and self-regulation, also tend to improve. Brain skill enhancement is based on the premise that higher-level brain functions - "cortical functions" such as language, cognitive skills, socialisation - depend on how well stimuli are received and processed as they enter the central nervous system and are relayed to the higher brain. iLs enhances processing at both the sub-cortical and cortical levels.
The design of iLs programmes is based on their auditory component. Each product follows a specific listening schedule (or time table), which includes visual and balance activities. These "integration" activities last 15-20 minutes within the listening session and are explained in the Playbook that accompanies each product.
iLs clinical programmes typically last 20-40 sessions, with a frequency of 3 or more sessions per week. Each session lasts 60-80 minutes and includes 15-20 minutes of integration activities. During the remainder of the session, creative or relaxation activities such as drawing, puzzles, fine motor games, or the client can sit relaxed in a comfortable chair can take place.
School-based iLs programmes typically span 40-60 sessions. Each listening session lasts 60 minutes. A school programme can typically be completed over a period of 3 months. iLshome programmes are designed to be flexible; sessions can be 30 or 60 minutes in length. The full programme can typically be completed over a period of 3 months.
Our therapeutic programmes are regularly evaluated to assess their effectiveness.
At Tot Teràpia we choose to mix state-of-the-art technologies with more traditional techniques. For this reason, our therapists are continuously trained in the most innovative methodologies with scientific evidence. Each case is assessed individually and after a rigorous exploration process, the methods that best suit the needs and characteristics of each patient are chosen and an individualised therapeutic plan is created.
Below we present studies that support the scientific basis of our method: