Learning and Social Disorders
Children with auditory, visual, sensory, social-emotional, reading and mathematical disorders can struggle to learn at the same level as their peers. The Neurohealth evaluation method specifically tests for these conditions to pinpoint the underlying mechanisms that cause these difficulties, via both cognitive testing and sophisticated brain mapping techniques.
The most common disorders in this category include:
- Auditory processing disorder
- Visual processing disorder
- Reading disorders and dyslexia
- Social-emotional problems (Asperger’s disorder, Autistic spectrum disorder)
- Sensory processing (“sensory amplification”) disorder
- Mathematics disorder
The neuroscience literature has clearly shown that all of these conditions have a specific brain related problem that contributes to the child’s struggles. Identification of this is the first step in effective intervention.
C.A.R.E. – Concussion Assessment and Recovery Evaluation
NeuroHealth C.A.R.E. is a series of evaluations, before (when possible) and after head trauma, to determine the effect of the injury. Sophisticated cognitive and state of the art brain map testing is performed to “take the guesswork” out of determining the rate of progress for the patient/athlete and if he/she has returned to baseline. If symptoms are not improving, the cause is identified and a treatment approach is put into place.
Concussions, which in some cases can alter the way the brain regulates, have recently become a significant public health issue. While the effects of concussion are usually temporary, it can include problems with headache, concentration, memory, judgment, balance and coordination.
Understanding the effects of concussions involve measuring symptoms, assessing cognitive functioning, and quantifying brain network activity via non-invasive brain mapping technology. This can reveal the true impact of the head trauma and help with treatment planning, if treatment is determined to be necessary. In patients that suffer with “post-concussive syndrome”, we find that individualized EEG neurofeedback can often be effective in helping the brain reestablishment more balanced brain wave patterns and get the person back to functioning well.