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Questions and Answers about ADD, ADHD, LD and Our Software

Below are some of the most common questions we receive about these conditions and how our suite of software programs helps treat them. If your question is not listed here, you're welcome to contact us and ask!

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What causes ADD/ADHD?

Attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit with hyperactivity (ADHD), and learning disability (LD), long treated as behavioral problems, are actually neurological disorders.  

With ADD/ADHD, the brain simply is "not wired” properly and does not produce the kinds of brainwave patterns that can support sustained attention. Kids and adults who have the condition find it difficult to follow a conversation, read a book, or concentrate in class or in a meeting. Frustrated, they may become irritable and impatient.  

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What causes LD? (Learning Disability)

LD prevents the brain from properly organizing information so that it can be readily retrieved, or remembered--something like a computer that’s never been defragmented.

Kids with LD do not lack intelligence, but they may come to believe they’re stupid or lazy.  Oftentimes they simply give up or stop trying because they've been lead to believe that something is "wrong" with them.

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Are drugs the only option to treat ADD/ADHD?

More than 5% of all children in North America are thought to have at least one form of learning disability. Approximately 7% of kids in the US alone are on medication to control ADD or ADHD.  

Perhaps the most well known drug used to treat ADD/ADHD is Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride). You might think it’s contradictory to treat hyperactivity and inattention with a drug that stimulates the central nervous system (it’s also used to treat narcolepsy).

But attention deficit, hyperactivity, and learning disabilities are all characterized by an excess of slow brainwaves, or theta waves, and insufficient beta 1 waves, the higher-frequency brainwaves necessary for focused concentration. 

The drug speeds up the way the brain processes information, thus masking the underlying problem for as long as the drug remains effective--about six hours.

It can also cause some nasty side effects, such as difficultly sleeping, irritability, depression, headache, loss of appetite and nausea.

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How does SharperBrain work to repair ADD/ADHD/LD?

SharperBrain works by refocusing the frontal cortex of the brain to help you or your child pay attention, focus more easily and concentrate on any subject.

 In children and adults with ADD and ADHD, the "switches" in the brain which regulate attention, focus and concentration are "mixed up" - meaning that the more the child tries to concentrate, the more his or her brain "works against them" to make them hyperactive or lose focus on the task.

Instead of using drugs to try to compensate for improperly functioning neurological structures, SharperBrain helps repair the problem once and for all.

By training the brain to work at appropriate frequencies and by providing practice in switching easily between those frequencies, the ability to pay attention and to focus can be restored. With continued practice, learning can consolidate and generalize to other areas of cognitive performance. 

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What's the difference between SharperBrain and SharperMemory?

SharperBrain helps both children and adults with ADD, ADHD or LD by treating the underlying causes of these conditions.  It goes directly to the root of the problem and in just a few weeks, successfully helps to recondition and "retrain" the brain to focus clearly, concentrate deeply and pay attention more fully. 

SharperBrain was created after years of scientific research and clinical trials.  It has received a number of medical endorsements for its safety and ease of use. 

SharperMemory helps improve all three stages of memory, including short-term memory, working memory and long-term memory, by targeting the core structures of "how we remember".  It works with both visual and auditory cues, so you can recall names, faces, numbers, to-do lists and figures quickly and easily.

Over time, SharperMemory helps exercise your brain and decreases your chances of suffering from a long-term debilitating brain illness such as Alzheimers or MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment). 

Both SharperBrain and SharperMemory have successfully been used to not only treat memory and attention-related problems, but they are also ideal for:

  • Victims of a head or brain injury
  • Stroke victims
  • Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and other learning problems
  • Anyone suffering from visual-motor and audio-visual impairments

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Is SharperBrain or SharperMemory a video game?

Not at all.   SharperBrain and SharperMemory work to correct the underlying problems that cause attention lapse and memory loss - permanently.  They work by stimulating the neurological foundations of memory, attention, focus and concentration.  They do not mask the problem or provide temporary relief  like prescription drugs.

Instead, these programs go to the root of the problem - the malfunctioning "switches" in the brain that control memory, attention, focus and concentration, and works to restore them to optimum levels, so both children and adults can easily move from one state to another, effortlessly - just like everyday people.

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I don't have an attention or memory problem. Can these programs help me too?

Absolutely!  The SharperPrograms suite of software can help you build peak performance in many areas by helping you to increase the amount of information you can remember, and the speed at which you process it. 

What this means is:

  • For students - better concentration and memory mean better grades in school.
  • For adults - improved focus and concentration can help improve your job performance.
  • For athletes - a quick response and razor-sharp focus can be the keys you need to win!

Just as important, studies have shown that people who exercise their minds properly are less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive diseases as they age.

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How long will it take before I begin to see results with SharperBrain or SharperMemory?

Most people will experience significant results in just a few weeks.  Some report noticeable changes within just days of starting the program.  Overall, the whole process generally takes 3-6 months to complete.

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Why is the software leased?

Rather than buying a software program outright, we let our customers lease the software for one year.  The reason is simple.  Once you achieve the results you want, you won't need to keep the program any longer. 

Remember, SharperBrain and SharperMemory are permanent solutions which means you don't have to keep going back to them year after year to make sure your mind "still works" the way it's supposed to.  The underlying problem has been corrected! 

But you can always extend the lease for as long as you like, if you need to.

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Who developed the programs?

We use patented technology developed at the ACEclinics, who undoubtedly developed one of the best neuro-cogniitve training programs in the world. While many have tried to copy them, their technology is still regarded the most effective in treating hyperactivity and memory disorders, learning disabilities and similar, with a very high rate of success.

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What if I have questions about installing the software or understanding my or my child's scores?

Unlike other software programs, which get you to purchase and then leave you stranded with no real idea on how to use them effectively, SharperPrograms promises a full year of technical and professional support included with your purchase.

Ask us questions about you or your child's scores - we'll help you interpret them and get the most out of the training.   We'll walk you through installing it if you need assistance and we're happy to answer any and all your questions.

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We hope you will give our programs a chance to be able
to see first hand what they can do for you and/or for your child.
You will not regret you did.

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