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Gifted ADHD Children

C8 Sciences (Activate)

I have a 9 year old son recently diagnosed with mild ADD.  He is very bright and is currently in the GATE program at school.  We recently looked into biofeedback therapy but are concerned with the price and if the benefits will be long lasting.  Does anyone have any experience with this?
Also, has anyone tried the C8Sciences Activate Computer Program at home and have they had any success? My son does not need help with scholastic work but more so with focusing, organizing and remembering to do the mundane things.


I don’t know about the C8 Science program. I will look it up. But I wanted to comment on the biofeedback. My son did this for a while and his insurance paid for it. I think it really helped but did not seem to be longlasting. It is probably something that needs to be ongoing. You may be able to find a trained lay person for less money. My son is 16 and has all of the same traits of not fucusing, being wildly disorganized. But if he is doing something he is invested in (music), or is in a very calm environment (started taking night classes at the local University in 10th grade) these traits somewhat disappeared

Posted by oursideofthestreet on Dec 30, 2013 at 11:27pm

Hi tjersey!

Here’s an article over on on the C8 Sciences whome program, Activate: Hopefully it will help you learn more about the program.

ADDconnect Moderator & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Dec 31, 2013 at 1:54am

Thank you for your replies.  Just curious, how long did you son try the biofeedback for? Was it 30 treatments or less? My son is the same.  When he is interested in something, his symptoms diminish tremendously. 

Thank you Penny.  I will check out the article now.

Posted by tjersey on Dec 31, 2013 at 2:08am

Insurances have started paying for biofeedback.  It seems to be helping (after 20 sessions; 10 more to go) our really hyperactive, gifted 7 yr. old w/Asperger’s (all his teachers are noticing better focus and decreased impulsivity). I don’t really think it’s the kind of thing an trained layperson could successfully administer, though (check out published research studies online).  The program we’re using (Neurocore - uses 30 treatments so that it DOES permanently rewire the brain (not saying a few “tune-up"sessions might not be needed later).  Their success rate is 70%, which trumps meds.  We’re so pleased with the results that we will try it for his older sister w/ mild ADD (and probably mild Asperger’s).

Posted by Katherine85 on Dec 31, 2013 at 4:28am

Hi there. We didn’t use C8 Sciences before. DD’s been using beestar science. You might want to have a look. Questions are great. They cover many aspects. These concepts are more advanced than what she is being taught at school. I use Beestar as a curriculum on what to teach her.

Posted by lisayvonne on Jan 14, 2014 at 10:50am

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