This is an update from the previous blog about Michael S. Flynn Todd, C psychologist in Tucson AZ. Dr. Flynn works in the area of behavioral and cognitive therapies for ADHD and Autism. His clients typically have difficulty with hyperactivity, lack of concentration, emotional outbursts, inability to sit still or maintain attention span. He offers a variety of treatments such as medication, behavior modification training, and a whole host of therapies including biofeedback.
For example, in the case of behavior modification training, he uses a modified version of the behavior therapy model of Abraham Maslow. He then applies it to his client’s situation and uses it to work on the problems with hyperactivity, lack of concentration, emotional outbursts, and emotional outbursts. In biofeedback, his client is taught to monitor and track various aspects of his life such as heart rate, temperature, pulse, muscle tension, brain waves, etc. to identify those elements that may be affecting his concentration and performance. The goal in biofeedback is to help the client to control and improve those elements so that he can be better able to focus on specific tasks at hand, and to be able to do them at a higher level. The ultimate goal of biofeedback is to help the patient become more self-aware of his own functioning and to help him make better choices and more effective decisions.
In addition to behavioral therapy, Dr. Flynn works with parents to help them understand their child’s behavior patterns and teach him and his peers how to deal with those behaviors. This can involve a combination of behavioral therapy combined with a variety of techniques. In a typical session, he will begin by reviewing the child’s behavior and explaining the causes, the effects of the behaviors, and the options for managing the behavior. The sessions are geared toward helping the child to make positive changes in the way he interacts with his peers and teachers and to become more socially adept. This in turn helps the child to focus more and to perform better and learn to interact with peers in a more effective manner.