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What To Expect

  • First we create an Individualized Development Profile (IDP) by compiling the participants emotional, behavioral and cognitive abilities, concerns, personal goals and social history. After a meeting that includes some standardized testing we develop academic and cognitive strategies for school, home and work. This serves as a starting point for memory, problem solving, reasoning and speed processing enhancement.

  • Next is the process of neurofeedback sessions. A painless process applying sensors to the scalp with a special conductive paste (which comes out of the hair with warm water) that usually lasts 45-55 minutes.

  • Most individuals will be asked to come as often as possible in the beginning of their therapy, it is not uncommon to come 5 days a week in the beginning.

  • The first twenty sessions are the most important. The central nervous system is learning a new neuronal pattern and just like exercising any muscle the more it is practiced the more habitual the movements becomes.

  • The total number of sessions vary and are dependant on the individual, their progress and their personal goals. A common number of therapy sessions range from 25-40.

  • Computer games, board games and card games are many times used during the session as a method of teaching a new cognitive strategy.

  • Relaxation techniques such as autogenics, visualization, Hemi-Sync music and diaphragmatic breathing are taught to the individual.

  • Many times "home work" is given to the family so they can continue to practice at home, school or at the workplace.

  • Activities and strategies can be given to the teachers and parents.