About Learning Disability Evaluation:

Individuals with learning disabilities may qualify for accommodations through documentations.   A comprehensive evaluation may contain a subset or all of the following steps:

ü  Intake; background information

ü  Record review (for re-evaluations)

ü  Cognitive/I.Q. testing (WAIS or WISC)

ü  Academic testing (Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement)

ü  Additional tests as needed to address any discrepancy

ü  Feedback session to review results with the full report

About ADHD Evaluation:

Individuals with an attention deficit disorder may qualify for accommodations as well.  In order to evaluate for attention problems, a subset or all of the following may take place:

ü  Intake; background/health history

ü  Record review (for re-evaluation)

ü  Cognitive/I.Q. testing (WAIS or WISC)

ü  Continuous Performance Test

ü  Memory tests

ü  Checklists (the BASC or the Conners)

ü  Additional tests as needed to address any discrepancy

ü  Feedback session to review results with the full report

About Neurofeedback Training (NFT):

Neurofeedback uses scalp sensors to monitor the brain’s electrical activity, or the brainwaves, using an electroencephalograph (EEG).  Neurofeedback Training (NFT) is a drugless and noninvasive intervention tool recommended for individuals with the following conditions: ADHD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, PTSD, insomnia, and peak performance.

ü  Through NFT, our brain learns to form new and effective neurological pathways. 

ü  NFT has been clinically researched for over 40 years and the American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed its efficacy in 2012 as a Level I intervention for ADHD.  

ü  NFT is based on Operant Behavioral Conditioning, i.e., the brain is rewarded for producing a preferred brainwave in either visual or auditory feedback.

ü  Through repeatedly association or training, the individual eventually learns how to control the production voluntarily, which in turns resulting in the alleviation of the neurological symptoms associated with those conditions.

ü  Best yet, those newly learned neurological connections are permanent, much similar to once you learn how to ride a bike, you will never forget it.

ü  Process: 

o   Initial Intake: Symptoms/Medications/Treatment/Medical History

o   An EEG evaluation to detect any dysregulation of brainwaves to determine the protocol and the schedule for the training. 

o   Pretest - baseline

o   Posttest

o   The average number of sessions is about 25-40.  

About Therapy:

Based on the symptoms presented and/or the age of the individual, any of the following modalities may be appropriate:

ü  Individual or Couple’s Therapy

ü  Play Therapy

ü  Reflective or growth-oriented

ü  Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

ü  Motivational Interview

ü  Multi-cultural or multilingual

ü  Mindfulness-based

“Focus your mind, focus your life.”