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Drake’s Neurophysical Training Program - N.P.T.
The Neurophysical Training Program reflects what has been learned after 27
years and caring for 10,000 patients. We are seeking long term, deep
neurological change and we have set up our Neurophysical Training Program to
Unlike programs based on temporarily regulating brain patterns that are needed
for required levels of attention, we are looking for long term change
without ongoing treatment.
Drug therapy is clearly temporary symptom relief. What may be less obvious
is that some other treatments that appear to be similar to ours can often be
temporary as well.
We seek long term change in the brain’s capacity, without side
effects. To accomplish this we have our N.P.T. program which includes
all the necessary factors required to meet this goal in the least amount of
treatment time possible, with the best results. This is possible because of
the details you will find below that are included in our tailor made program,
based on all of our successes and limited failures.
The program’s core is the Neurofeedback learned response treatment /
training that challenges the areas of the brain not functioning correctly. With
most ADD patients a commitment to thirty individualized, fifty-minute training
sessions will be sufficient. Hyperactive ADHD and Autism patients will require
more treatment, based on the patient’s specific symptoms.
It is essential to integrate this new ability into the patient’s
world. For that, we have our N.P.T. assimilation process - and that
is where we begin to ensure long term change.
To ensure the best chance for success, we require the thirty session minimum,
unless there are additional treatments necessary based on the evaluation. But
that is not all we do in our NPT Program. The following list encompasses the
components that assist Neurofeedback learned response in becoming a new and
available resource for our patients. Before we discharge any patient, we review
their new abilities and skills that will need reinforcement through application.
Successful integration of the Neurofeedback learned response by usage will improve
and strengthen the brain functioning. It will also strengthen, and make
available, a more complete response to outside demands, which previously have
been a source of failure and frustration.
The Neurophysical Training Program includes these supportive services:
- Personal Program Coordinator
- Behavior Modification class and support
- School contact
- Education on rights through schools
- Medication consults
- Time management class (for adults)
- Self-esteem building
- Progress tracking and ratings
- Parent/patient education
- Involvement of whole family
- Spousal support and involvement
- Complete analysis of previous evaluations
- Recommendations for further treatment
Our experience tells us a thirty session treatment program for inattentive
ADD (more for Autism or hyperactive ADHD) is likely to be enough to teach the
Neurofeedback learned response. However, the NPT Program is absolutely
necessary to assimilate the response into the patient’s world.
If more than thirty sessions are required, the pricing on the additional Neurofeedback
sessions are discounted, Drake has a special agreement with the leading manufacturer
of the most advanced diagnostic EEG and neurofeedback treatment equipment available.
The Drake protocols have been worked out in conjunction with this company so
as to limit the amount of time and the number of sessions required to achieve
the goals we set and to attain new Neurofeedback learned response capability.
Because the Drake’s protocols are Drake specific - not generic - far
fewer sessions are necessary and success comes more easily for the patient.
The Neurophysical Trainer administers the Neurofeedback
treatment. All of our Trainers receive specific and specialized training at
Drake; they are then certified by Drake to implement individualized Neurofeedback
protocols, often guided by the results of a Brain
Mapping assessment. The efficacy of each treatment session, as ordered by
the Medical Director, is reviewed to determine if
normal progress is occurring. If not, adjustments are made. In addition, the
Drake Clinical Management overseens and reviews sessions for progress; when
anomalies are observed, we require our best and most experienced judgments to
ensure that Neurophysical progress is maximally occurring for each patient.
Make The Most Of This School Year!
The Drake Institute recognizes the financial pressure facing most families today. For this reason, we are pleased to provide the following financial assistance:
- No-Interest financing for up to 2 years (for those who qualify)
- Payment Plans
- “Back to school” reduced fee program (limited availability)
- “Off hours” reduced fee program (limited availability)
Call today if you have further questions. We’re here to help you.
ADHD Success Story
The program design for our son was really helpful and gave our son a confident feeling like other normal kids have. At the beginning we had so many issues listed that we wanted Drake to deal with e.g. hyperactivity, focus, following instructions, eye to eye contact to name a few.
With the following program offered by Drake (Neurofeedback, Fast Forward, and Captain’s Log) our son developed tremendous improvement as he moves forward in his daily life. Imagine you’re watching the TV series (Flip your Habits!). Everything changes as time goes by.
There is no amount of words or money that can explain the feeling that we feel as a parent as we walk out towards the close out of our son’s program at Drake.
Again, we recommend Drake Institute to everybody who has a similar struggle that we have undergone with our son. Try it and it really works.
Ed, Father of an ADHD Child