Benefits of Neurofeedback Training for Aphasia
- Drug-free, 100% natural, and a professional wellness approach adopted.
- Advanced technology and types of equipment for training.
- Professional team of practitioners.
- Complete follow-up during and after the period of training.
- A non-invasive method of treatment.
- We provide you with the most advanced Neurotechnology types of equipment.
- Our team of professionals has been in the business for a long and is certified in offering you the best of services for your health and overall well-being.
- Our sessions are time-friendly and would not interfere with your daily routines or personal affairs.
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In this Journey You're not alone...
Aphasia can be a very hard health condition to find oneself in. It isn’t just a defect that can vanish overnight, or at a given time, per se. Aphasia is a life-long health condition that the sufferer can only live with.
However, in the absence of a normal way of communication, the patient can learn new ways to make communication easier. This is because the communication deficiency can’t be recovered. The only way it can be contained or managed is by learning new communication abilities and rebuilding them.
Don’t know how to go about it? Do not worry!
You are not alone in this journey. We are right by your side and are out to provide you with substantial assistance.
In the national population, about 13.7% of people are suffering from aphasia. Aphasia includes the ability not to communicate as well as the inability to recognize or remember things.
The good thing is that help is finally here. Hence, you won’t walk and work alone while suffering on this journey. We are right by your side and ready to see you contain, manage, and become better at handling your condition –aphasia.
We are Brain Training Australia and we give you substantial and optimum Neurofeedback training for people who are suffering from Aphasia. Not just that, to be able to partake in the sessions of our training, you must be ready and strong-willed at managing your condition. This would help us serve you better and obtain the desired result.
Our training is done the natural way, using the safest procedure, and is also drug-free. We do not give our patients drugs while treating them. Aside from the medical aspect of our training, we also offer our patients with therapy and consultation sessions. We don’t just resume the training with you; there’d be a consultation session and procedure where we’d get to know your challenges better and how to go about the treatment.
In our training, we use the best, most advanced, and trendy neurotechnology equipment to serve our patients better and obtain the desired result.
Our training tools and equipment are all authorized by the U.S Food and Drug Administration –FDA. This means that our catering for your well-being is certified by the national body, thus increasing your chances of averting risk or any sort of complications in your quest for managing your condition.
What is Aphasia?
Aphasia is a common language disorder that can be suffered by people of all age ranges. It is the disability to understand or put language together. This is usually a result of damage that happens to a part of the brain area. Part of the major causes of aphasia is trauma in the head and stroke. Aphasia can also be an effect of a traumatic incident in any part of the body post-trauma, tumor, infection in the brain, and neurodegenerative condition, to mention but a few.
People who suffer from aphasia are mostly impaired by speech or language which is mostly a result of damage that is significant to any area of the brain. Most of these damages are also gotten from brutal injuries as well as chronic ailments.
Different problems are usually faced by people who are suffering from Aphasia. Amongst others include;
- Problems identifying and pronouncing words.
- Inability to speak.
- Inability to read and write.
- Difficulty in expressing language.
This damage in the head usually occurs in the left region of the brain.
Moving further, I’d also love to bring to your knowledge that there is no permanent cure for aphasia. However, it can be contained and managed by the person suffering from it.
One of the major ways of containing aphasia is speech and language therapy. Here you’d meet a speech and language therapist who’d help you and guide you through the management process of your aphasia.
The aim of the speech and language therapy is to help you regain a part of your communication ability. The speech therapist would also help you to find and improve alternative methods of communicating with people.
How you can diagnoseAphasia?
Most times, aphasia is diagnosed in time in people. Other times, it requires a special medical attention to be detected; this depends on the severity of the aphasia as it varies from one person to another.
So, to be able diagnose the aphasia condition, at Brain Training Australia, some tests would be carried out by one of our speech and language therapists who’d at the end of the diagnoses refer you to the right session for your treatment.
While running our tests on you, we’d apply easy exercise, like asking our patients to identify objects, say few words, and identify colors and name them. They may also be asked to repeat words said by the therapist, repeat sentences and practice reading and writing.
These exercises would help our team of certified therapist and wellness practitioners to understand our patient’s ability to be able to understand simple grammar and sentences, be able to say words and express phrases, and show their reading and writing abilities.
Types of Aphasia
As known, there are various types of aphasia, and as they vary so are differences on the effect they have on people. There many of the aphasia condition, however Broca’s Aphasia, Anomic aphasia, and Wernicke’s aphasia are the most popular types of aphasia. Another major type of aphasia is the progressive aphasia –PPA. PPA, unlike other types of aphasia that have already been mentioned is degenerative, in other words it tends to get worse and more complicated as the time goes by.
This has to do with the difficulty and inability to find and pronounce the right words. In this case, the patient knows exactly what to say, or rather know the right way the words or sounds should be pronounced, but won’t be able to pronounce it right.
Aphasic patients may only find it possible or easier to pronounce just single words. Although they might know the right thing to say or comprehend easily, but the people they might be speaking to may find it hard to understand them. This can be draining. Really!
There are different features as regard to Broca’s aphasia; some of these of these features are;
- Critically decreased speech.
- Limited or few utterances of less than 4-5 words.
- Not being able to form words.
- Inability to write or put down their thought.
- Little vocabulary.
In this situation, the aphasic person is able to make long sentences and also speak fluently but would not be able to make sense in his speech. In this case, they are only aware of the fact that they are speaking. However, they do not know that the people they are speaking to aren’t making sense of whatever it is they are saying. This can pretty be frustrating as well as draining.
Below are the following features of wernicke’s aphasia;
- Reading and writing disability.
- Difficulty in comprehending spoken words.
- Difficulty in forming meaningful words.
- Bringing in irrelevant or unrelated words during discussions.
Anomic aphasia has to do with the inability of the patient to find words for what they intend to say or talk about. The sentences are mostly filled with vague expressions. And they also find it difficult to write down their thought; this is mostly cause of not knowing significant nouns, and quantifiers.
At Brain Training Australia™ we pick and make critical every single detail of all we need to know about your health condition and we give you the best of training that’d help you effectively manage your aphasia.
Our neurofeedback training provides you with optimum relaxation and gives you the most calming process. It is absolutely beneficial for a patient who wishes to overcome aphasia and be in total control of themselves and how they speak. Our training is suitable for people of all age range. All you are required to do is to duly follow instructions and be consistent in your training. We’d handle the rest.
Totally genuine, safe, and natural!
We apply safe and natural measures while treating our patients. Our methods of treatment are all safe, non-invasive, and natural. We look beyond the symptoms and we focus on the source. Our approach and procedure at Neurofeedback brain training is all top notches. We are your best bet!
OUR TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS
Our team of medical practitioners, counsellors, and therapist at Brain Training Australia are all certified practitioners who have been in the industry for long and have garnered enough experience to help you with. They all have a certification in physical and psychological health and wellness.
Our Modus Operandi
Our mode of operation is quite unique and our programs are designed in a way that it does not interfere in your personal schedule. We also run emotional well-being tests on our patients before, during, and after the process of the training sessions.
More so, we follow you up. We do not just leave you at the end of the training we keep tabs with you to help gauge the process of your of your progress.
Fees & Pricing
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback?
Here at Brain Training Australia™, we use a specific type of NeurOptinmal® Neurofeedback which is an advanced form of Brain Training Technology. It is a safe, natural, non-invasive, drug-free, effective method grounded in decades of evidence-based clinical research that allows the brain to restore healthy mental processes and achieve life changing results. Neurofeedback measures and analyses the electricity generated by the Central Nervous System and then uses this analyses to provide specific interactive brain training exercises. Neurofeedback uses real-time displays of brain activity through the use of electroencephalography (EEG), to teach self-regulation of brain function. It provides information to your brain which allows it to reorganize itself. When your brain does this, you usually feel better in your life with easier access to more optimal functioning physically and emotionally. Neurofeedback Brain Training is quite a specialised field of neuroscience, so we have compiled this helpful FAQ section on our website to inform you and help you with any questions you may have.
How does Neurofeedback work?
Neurofeedback works through auditory perception interruptions, so once your dedicated Neurofeedback Practitioner has you hooked up to the EEG system, you will be asked to listen to some nice relaxation music (for auditory perception interruption purposes). As you listen to the music, you will hear little interruptions or glitches (similar to static) and this is the brain generated feedback at work. The interruptions are not pre-set in the music, instead they are live feedback from your own brainwaves which are obtained via the EEG system, to which you are hooked up to. Every time you hear an interruption in the music, you’ll know your brain has just adjusted itself so the music keeps playing. Over a few sessions, this static will become less pronounced – this is normal and the feedback loop will still be happening, even if you can’t hear it. Most people find the sessions enjoyable - you can just relax and enjoy them. There is absolutely nothing you have to do. Focusing on problem issues too intently during the session can be counterproductive – the more you can relax and let go, the easier it is for your brain to make the adjustments it needs. You can lie back or not, and have your eyes open or closed. Some may feel sensations in their body or head, like tingling or warmth, or they may feel nothing. These sensations are not an indication of progress and it is not important whether you are aware of sensations or not, as it is not related to the effectiveness of the session.
Do you diagnose or medicate?
No. At Brain Training Australia™ Clinic we do not diagnose. Or medicate. We train. Neurofeedback Brain Training is used a tool for brain training and optimization, not as a means of diagnosis, treatment or as medical intervention. Your brain is in complete charge of any and all adjustments it chooses to make in each session. The system which we use at Brain Training Australia™ Clinic does not do anything to your brain. It does not stimulate it in any way, and there is no electrical current going into your brain. It simply brings to the brain’s attention what it is already doing – acting like a mirror, reflecting information back to the brain and central nervous system. This allows the brain to recognize patterns of stress and make adjustments to release that pattern/stress.
What is Neuroplasticity?
Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to reorganise itself and to create new neural networks, in other words, create different ways of thinking. The average human brain has 100 million neurons and each neuron has as many as 7000 synaptic connections to other neurons. While the method employed at Brain Training Australia is Neurofeedback, the process by which the changes occur is through Neuroplasticity. What is happening when we put the EEG Sensors on the scalp, is that the system is measuring the summation of cortical, or electrical activity in the brain. The auditory interruptions or feedback provided is picking up on an existing stress response, inefficiency or instability in the brain. These changes are made through the processes of neuroplasticity. We don't want to tell the brain what to do or to stimulate it in any way, and there is no preconceived notion of how your brain should be performing. Instead we want the brain to form its own pathways and it does so naturally, gently and safely through neuroplasticity.
How many sessions will I need?
One of the features of Neurofeedback is that it is very safe because the person is able to change at their own rate without any forcing of the process. In addition, everyone is starting from a different place with a different history and they are coming for different reasons. Some achieve their desired outcome in ten sessions. Most require between ten and twenty sessions, with some requiring more. Remember, you do not need to do ten or twenty sessions to experience benefits as this will be evident within the first few sessions. Neurofeedback is not a quick fix; it is a program that allows your brain and central nervous system to release old habits and re-train itself in a healthier form which takes time and commitment on your part in the form of regular sessions. The total number of sessions required differs from person to person and we will monitor your specific needs. Your dedicated Neurofeedback Practitioner will be able to recommend your Brain Training Program specific to you, depending on your presentation at Session 1.
How often do I need to Train?
Neurofeedback is Brain Training and, like any training, it is repetition that gets the skills in place and then establishes resiliency and long lasting outcomes. Thus it becomes important to carry the improvements across from one session to the next. Most people achieve this with one session per week at the beginning, with a decrease in frequency towards the end of training. If you wish for a faster and easier outcome then two sessions per week are optimal. However, it is important to say that we have had many clients who have achieved very good outcomes with fortnightly sessions or less. This includes fly in fly out mining workers who are training a few days in a row once every three weeks or less. In addition, we have clients who are on the move and will do daily or twice daily sessions for a week or so with the benefits flowing on over time post Neurofeedback training. In short, any frequency of training is better than none and we can work out an individual program to suit your lifestyle and budget.
How should I expect to feel between sessions?
Many clients feel the positive effects of Neurofeedback from their very first session, as the changes can be felt between sessions and before the full change has ‘settled in.’ Very often the change people experience with Neurofeedback is remarkably effortless and seamless. The challenge with this is to notice the changes that are happening. The process is so simple and easy that as changes occur, you may even be tempted to attribute these improvements to something else you are doing. When clients have been used to an effort/reward system of growth and healing, they often find it hard to accept that it really can be this easy. As clients transition to optimal brain functionality, it is often that they don’t remember accurately what it was like when they came in at the Initial Consultation. This is why after every session we track your progress, and every 10 sessions we measure your overall progress since your first session. This process of seamless change is why it is important to monitor any changes, no matter how subtle, in the areas in which you hope to see improvement occurring. But not all change is seamless, and some people may have feelings that are less comfortable, such as feeling more open, vulnerable, raw, reactive or tearful. Sometimes it is not that they feel more of these emotions, but instead are becoming more aware of their feelings. As you progress through your Brain Training Program, you may still be experiencing the same symptoms, but are they less frequent and of a lesser intensity. You may find you can cope better with the symptoms now, that your reactiveness level is lowered and you are less stressed and anxious even though the symptoms persist? Another effect is that some of the people in your environment (family members, workmates, friends) can be challenged by the changes in you, as you become clearer around your needs. There can be bodily shifts too. As your brain becomes more finely tuned, the negative effects of some of our bad habits become harder to ignore, like drinking too much or not getting enough sleep. Your tolerance for alcohol may reduce, so the same amount of alcohol will feel like more, so please adjust accordingly. This is relevant for all artificial stimulants – e.g. coffee, sugar etc.
How will I know if Neurofeedback can help me?
International Clinical Studies based on over three million hours of experience with the specific Neurofeedback systems that we use, we can make some predictions. Clinical studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of Neurofeedback across a large variety of presentations, so the good thing is you do not have to take it on faith and trust that it will help you — you will know pretty quickly when it is helping you. Your dedicated Neurofeedback Practitioner can talk you through these studies to put your mind at ease if you like. If you see any changes at all, even if it not yet what you are looking for, or even if it is something you don’t want or expect, it is always helpful and important to share with us because it tells us that your brain is responding to the information which the Neurofeedback is providing.
How do I access your services?
We are located at 307 Lord Street, Highgate, Western Australia, which is easily located whether you are coming from north or south on the freeway. Its just beside Mount Lawley, and if taking the train we are an 8 minute walk from the East Perth Train Station. Accessing our services is really simple and straightforward. Simply book in online, call us on 1300 501 843 or send us a message via the website form on any website page and we will contact you to organise an appointment for you. Remember, you are more than welcome to have a free phone consultation with one of our Accredited Neurofeedback Practitioners in advance of making your first appointment, so that you can make sure you are making the right decision for you. Any other questions? If you have any questions that we have not addressed above, please feel free to contact us for a free, no obligation consultation with one of our Accredited Neurofeedback Practitioners. Call us today. We can help.
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It’s like going to the gym for your brain.
Neurofeedback Brain Training is a form of operant conditioning, so in every session you are building on the mental resilience and adaptability gained from the last session. Your brain is like a muscle, so you need to train your mental health similar to training your physical health. You do not need to wait for a few sessions to see if you will feel any different, you will be able to notice this from your first session and to see if this is a modality that you can benefit from. The only thing we need from you is your commitment. Otherwise, it’s quite a passive and relaxing experience.
The first step is to get in contact with us and book in for your Complimentary Assessment. The team at Brain Training Australia recognise the unique qualities of all our clients and work closely with you so that you can achieve your goals of optimal mental processing. As you work through a Brain Training Program with us, we use tracking tools to monitor your progress. The average client requires 10-15 sessions and regular sessions are essential.
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