Grades 3 - 12
In schools, the AlphaMYND Intelligence Training Program helps students focus and actively listen during academic instruction, recall information to improve grades and test performance, and control their emotions and reactions in social situations. When implemented in schools, this training is conducted with whole classes and small groups and led by an
Each week students are led by an AlphaMYND coach in alpha state training sessions led by . In these sessions which students learn to regulate their own brain activity. During the training sessions, students play computer games, listen to music, watch videos, or engage in other tasks while wearing the AlphaMYND AI Band which measures their brainwave activity and provides them with immediate visual and/or auditory feedback signaling when they are in sync and in control of their brain's responses. The ultimate goal is to help students learn to self-regulate their own brain activity and improve their cognitive and emotional functioning.
To begin, each student will receive pre-MYND visual mapping image of their brain activity. This establishes a baseline to compare their progress each week. This allows the AlphaMYND team to set each student's neurofeedback training algorythim specifically according to their individualized need. For example, based on the brain map results, the training protcol we program from one student may differ from their classmate. But both students can still train at the same time in the same room.
The brain map is conducted using the AlphaMYND Band and software. Once the pre-MYND brain map is completed for all the students in a group, or class, then the training begins. Weekly progress will be provided to the students, their teachers, and the school and/or district administration. At the conclusion of the training program, a post-MYND brain map assessment is conducted to measure each student's brain performance growth.
Alpha State Training
During alpha state training, students are led in a class or group setting by an AlphaMYND coach in the techniques to intentionally enter and sustain an alpha brainwave state. The goal is for students to be able to access this state at will and the benefits associated with this state, including increased creativity, enhanced learning, improved memory, better focus, and heightened intuition all while in an alert, active, wakeful, and conscience state that they need to be in during the school day. This portion of the training includes a carefully crafted, heavily researched, and evidence-based set of techniques taught in a specific way that include:
Audio Stimulation Techniques
Behavioral Training Techniques
2x per week for 30 minutes per session, an AlphaMYND coach will directly train (virtually or in-person) the class or small group of students in these techniques that will allow them to access and synchronize their alpha brainwave frequency at will. They will practice and apply these skills in their daily neurofeedback training.
When students begin their neurofeedback training, they are expected to train at least 20-30 minutes individually, in small groups, or as a class at least 3 days each week for the duration of their program. An AlphaMYND coach will lead the onboarding process to help students and teachers, specialists, and administrators become acclimated with the equipment, software, and to this weekly training routine.
How It Does Neurofeedback Work?
The AlphaMYND Band equipped with Bluetooth sensors is positioned on the upper forehead to measure electrical activity in the brain using electroencephalogram (EEG) software.
The EEG data is analyzed and processed by our specialized software in real training time and generates feedback in the form of visual or auditory cues.
Example #1: While in game training mode in the software when a student synchronizes their brainwave frequency with their specific training frequency programmed by their AlphaMYND coach, the student's game avatar takes the lead. But it can steadily lose its lead if the student's brainwave frequency becomes out of alignment with their specific training frequency.
- Example #2: While in YouTube video training mode, or with any video and other apps installed on a student's cell phone or tablet, when they synchronize their brainwave frequency with their specific training frequency in the software the video's, or app's, sound and visibility continues without interruption. It's just like watching a movie. But as a student starts to lose control of their brainwave frequency alignment the sound and visibility of the video or app begin to fade making it hard to hear and see it until it is a black screen. When they regain control of their brainwave activity the sound and visibility will gradually return to normal.
The real time visual and auditory feedback from the software during a neurofeedback training session indicates whether the student is moving in the right direction. Over time, repeated training sessions teach the student how to more effectively regulate their brainwave activity to achieve the desired results, such as increased alpha waves. It is important to understand that every student's brainwave frequency ratio will be based on their initial individual pre-mind baseline brain map so their targeted goals will be different.
Behind the Scenes
Behind the scenes the AlphaMYND coach has access to view real time and recorded EEG video graphs and charts of the students' brainwave activity as they actively train. This shows the coach:
WHEN a student is in sync with the alpha state training protocols.
HOW frequently a student is able to synchronize to the alpha state training protocols.
HOW long a student is able to maintain a synchronized level of alpha state uninterrupted.
This allows the coach to assess each student's progress and challenges. Your coach applies this insight from the data to plan and structure each week's neuro coaching session. Based on the data from the reports your coach will teach students a variety of techniques and strategies that will help them become more aware of their thoughts and behaviors, as well as teach them strategies to control their emotions and reactions all while having them practice this while wearing their AlphaMYND AI Band. This gives them a visual metric of how they show up at school and how they either help or hinder themselves. As students are participating in their weekly training sessions outside of the coaching sessions, your coach will be monitoring and analyzing their EEG performance data and generating weekly progress reports for each student and their parents, as well as for the teachers and administrators to review and use in your collaborative planning meetings. It is beneficial to include your coach as needed in your team and staff and planning meetings.
The goal of neurofeedback training is for students to be able to maintain MYND self-control at will anytime WITHOUT the use of the training device and software. It's like taking the training wheels off a bike. As a result, you will see significant improvements in your students' cognitive skills, emotional regulation, and behavior. In data language, this means a growth in academic achievement scores, and a reduction in office discipline referrals, and a decrease in behavioral problems that disrupts class and the overall school climate. And in summation, you will notice prouder, more confident, and happier students and teachers, therefore, helping to improve your school's / district's teacher retention rate.
The AlphaMYND Intelligence Training Program requires your and your teachers' commitment, consistency, genuine effort, follow-through, and accountability in order to have the results you desire for your students and school. This training program has shown promising in schools as an effective intervention for improving academic and behavioral outcomes in students.
Schedule a phone consult with Dr. Tam to determine if this program is the right direction for your students and school.
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Pricing varies based on the following:
Number of schools you want to contract
Number of students you want to train
Number of AlphaMYND coaches required to ensure proper facilitation of the program in your school(s)
Number of neuro training days contracted
Number of neuro coaching sessions contracted
Number of hours for professional development for teachers, admins, specialists, and central support staff
In-person vs virtual options for neuro coaching sessions, professional development sessions, and data meetings.