There are now five types of effective recognized professional treatments for ADD, ADHD, and Autism:
1. Drug treatments: (Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, Strattera, etc). Most of these drugs contain methylphenidate, the same ingredient as "speed" on the street where it's highly illegal, and addictive to many. They do help education authorities to "control" a child while at school. Some schools even get a subsidy for every Ritalin user. PERHAPS a conflict of interest - YOU THINK? This type of "medication" does NOT "cure" anything. Suppressing symptoms can also suppress potential. In addition, there are many drug side effects and addictions as serious drawbacks to using Ritalin and similar drugs. You can check on these facts if you aren't convinced about these dangers at: http://drbate.com/ritalin.html
2. Allergy treatments. For several years, I worked with another researcher developing End-Point-Titration in a Florida allergy clinic. In my opinion, EPT is the only truly effective method of allergy/sensitivity cure therapy. During that time, (EEG biofeedback was not known to me then), I used this technique along with others to successfully treat ADD/ADHD in several children. However, this EPT therapy is usually very expensive, ranging up to $10,000 in expensive "doctor" time to diagnose and treat.
3, Nutritional treatments. Many "cures" have been seen by taking some allergens out of the diet, supplying enzymes and probiotics to diets, etc. This might be considered as an addition to the allergy treatments above.
4. EEG Biofeedback training. Starting in the 70's, more and more clinicians have found that training to raise the SMR brain wave while controlling or lowering Theta works to alleviate or remove those symptoms of attention and concentration deficit, impulsive and hyperactive behavior, autism, epilepsy, and even depression and schizophrenia symptoms. The same drawback of very high cost is here as well, as this training in a clinic also requires hours and hours of expensive clinic/doctor time. Typical costs for 60 half hour training sessions for ADD/ADHD/autism runs from $3000 to $10,000.
5. Neuroliminal Brain Wave Training. Since April 2004, Dr Bate has conducted successful experiments in substituting passive subliminal messaging for the expensive EEG biofeedback. The success rate is very comparable to that of EEG biofeedback training (above). In the experiments Dr Bate found that this “Brain Training” might take as long as two to three months, but this is also the case with EEG biofeedback (Neurofeedback). There’s no such thing as an instant “cure” with either. Both take some time as they are both actually changing the amplitude of brain waves.
EEG Biofeedback (AKA neurofeedback) has been in use since the 1970s. It is completely safe (so safe that no state in the US even requires a license). Many research and personal reports show that well over 500,000 diagnosed ADD/ADHD persons have been "trained" out of these brain disorders with it. These kids sit quietly in class and learn, and in most cases, their measured IQ goes up.
The data from dozens of clinicians, and thousands of ADD/ADHD subject’s shows with 40 half hour sessions, approximately 50% of ADD/ADHD trainees lose all the "brain problem" symptoms. With 60 half hour sessions, or 60 nights of Auditory BrainWave Training, approximately 85% of ADD/ADHD trainees lose most or all of these "brain problem" symptoms. "Success" in this training is considered to be the trainee sitting still in class, paying attention, learning easily, doing assigned homework in the time allotted, and in many cases, an increase in tested IQ. Needless to say, getting off all dangerous drugs is also an important criterion.
What about the "other" 15%? Well, remember that ADD/ADHD is NOT a disease. It's more like a broad "continuum" ranging from the boy who eats candy at lunch, and is hyper for the afternoon all the way up to non-communicating autism. Also remember that diagnosis of ADD, ADHD, and Autism is more art than science, and is done more for insurance than for therapy. Diagnosis and separation of ADD-Autism symptoms is a "guess" at best, and different doctors misdiagnose many children.
Another very important success factor is "motivation" of the trainee. Some clinicians are not as good at this as others. This also applies to parents and teachers. The advantage of the Bate Neuroliminal Training system is that no motivation is required.
Just let it run while sleeping or even 24/7.
Each child is an individual, and different in many ways. Those children that are closer on the continuum to Autism are the ones that mostly compose this 15%. These children take more sessions (up to 200 in one case reported by Dr Von Hilsheimer, an internationally recognized clinical expert), but even these more serious cases are trainable with EEG biofeedback or Neuroliminal Training. Since the cost is always a factor, the first choice should be the NT system, as it is a small fraction of the other costs