The child can be trained to focus/concentrate, following the modern methods of Biofeedback, with procedures and tools, such as:
Exercises/tasks on PC
Remotely guiding a helicopter using his/her thought
Listening to music
Biofeedback refers to the double procedure in which a physical feature, which, under normal circumstances cannot be controlled (e.g. heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, brain waves etc.), is being monitored and at the same time provides for conformation and retraining. In this process, electronic devices are used in order to measure and monitor the physical features of a person in such a way that returns back to the person immediately, accurately and in a way that he/she understands.
The Biofeedback technology was developed in the 21st century within the framework of the continuing evolution of health sciences. Through this procedure the objective and accurate measurement of neurological and psychophysiological reactions can be achieved (e.g. anxiety, palpitations, distraction) that affect largely the functionality and efficiency of the child - teenager. Distraction and stress management difficulties (which in recent years constitute a frequent phenomenon during childhood and adolescence) are largely associated with these reactions. This technology digitizes and enhances the raw, analog brain signals to accurately convey them through special software to games, educational and research applications. In this way, the individual has the ability to monitor, during the session, a special display of signals that represent the above mentioned functions. Thus, he/she learns to soothe and control these functions so that in everyday situations of stress and anxiety he/she is ready to handle the devastating effects.
The efforts to address the aforementioned difficulties were based until now on classical methods of ergotherapy and psychological support that were mainly aimed at creating environmental-behavioral conditions in order to achieve partial control.
The sections of C.B.E.P. are psycho-educational procedures, during which the trainee can be trained and learn mental skills, that are assimilated and stored in the brain memory through repetition. This entails the withdrawal and the possibility of realization of this new mental skill when and if the person wishes so. Through Biofeedback, the individual communicates with that software, and by measuring the excitation level of the trainee accordingly with the training module, the person learns in an interactive manner to adjust his/her psychophysiological reaction (concentration, alertness / relaxation) under the required conditions. In other words, the person learns through practice with C.B.E.P. to self-adjust.
The innovative nature of this system as well as the enjoyable way of learning new skills make the C.B.E.P. a successful, easy to use and highly effective tool in the self-development of the individual; and a better control of the psycho-physiological reactions (e.g. anxiety, concentration, attention, etc.). The application areas are virtually inexhaustible, and among others are:
- Improvement of the attention level of concentration (focus)
- Stress management
- Increased performance (athletes, professionals, students)
- Improving attention deficit
- Reducing dysfunctions associated with stress
- Improve the learning process
- Developing self-awareness
- Assessment of subjective capacity for relaxation
- Development of the retention capacity of concentration under pressing situations
- Development of the ability to maintain calm and perform under pressure