MindFit is a comprehensive multidisciplinary program for the diagnosis, treatment, and support for WVU students struggling with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other learning-related difficulties.
The program offers a screening evaluation that assesses the difficulties WVU students may be having, as well as highlight areas of strengths and weaknesses that can serve as the basis for a comprehensive treatment plan to augment students’ personal and academic success. The Program provides various non-pharmacological interventions including Cognitive Training and Neurofeedback as an alternative for medication. Additionally, MindFit also provides tutoring services for students registered with the Office of Accessibility Services.
Cognitive Training involves a series of mental exercises, in a game-like format, that helps individuals improve sustained attention, working memory, and “executive functioning” skills that have been empirically observed to be impaired for individuals with this disorder. Neurofeedback training, on the other hand, refers to a process where you will be taught to modulate brain wave activity to ensure peak attention and cognitive functioning. When used in conjunction, students who undergo cognitive and neurofeedback training have been shown to make substantial improvements in those areas of deficit that characterize ADHD. In other words, the MindFit Program is akin to a “mental gym” that will help you strengthen your attention, focus, memory, and motivation, without the need for medication. The improvements incurred from Cognitive and Neurofeedback Training has been demonstrated to remain even after training has ended, meaning the only side-effect of the MindFit Program is success!