8 Signs of Auditory Processing Disorder in Children

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), affects about 5% of school-aged children’s hearing. Children affected aren’t able to process what they hear in the same way because their brain does not coordinate properly with the ears. Early diagnosis is crucial, as the condition can affect a child’s speech and language leading to problems learning in school. APD is commonly misunderstood or misdiagnosed as another learning disability such as ADHD. APD can also lead to poor self esteem in a child as they feel they cannot keep up with the normal flow of conversation or reading. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, your child might be affected by APD.

5 Issues Address by Neurofeedback to Improve Productivity

For students as well as working professionals, productivity is of high importance, as success absolutely depends upon completing tasks in a timely manner with efficiency. However, this is often where people struggle. There are many different ways a person can have issues with achieving good productivity levels, many of which are correctable using neurofeedback, a brain-based natural training method that teaches the brain to operate at its most efficient level using neuroplasticity, the brains ability to learn, adapt, and change operations based on exposure and reward. The best part is it is long lasting treatment. If you struggle with any of the following issues, neurofeedback is the right choice for you.

5 Ways to Avoid Overeating During the Holidays

During the holiday season, many people experience weight gain due to overeating. Avoid this by following these five ways to avoid overeating this holiday season, written by Advanced Neurotherapy's very own health coach Shayna Strickland!

Halloween Candy Allergies

By Shayna Ross, Health Coach

Halloween can be a challenge, and even heart breaking, for children with food allergies and restrictions, as well as for their families. Halloween is a time where exclusion is particularly difficult for children to understand. "All the other kids can eat their candy, why can't I?"  However, there are ways to help your child and others! You can help make this year as inclusionary  as possible for all children, even those with candy allergies! Here are some hints and resources!

October Health: How to Survive Sweets Season

It’s that time again…wh ere candy and sugar-packed treats are everywhere we turn, in  preparation for Halloween. Do you enjoy the occasional treat, or do you gobble all that finds its way into your path? Here are some ways to help minimize your consumption whether your motivation is to keep your blood sugar and weight in check, or to avoid perpetuating cravings:
 
1. Drink plenty of water! I know that seems odd, but it helps you to feel full and therefore minimize the temptation to eat, especially quick, easy, high calorie, high sugar treats.
 
2. Carry fruit with you and consume that any time you have an urge to eat a sugary treat. This will give you healthy sweets – and really you can only eat so much in a day!
 
3. Make sure you have access to healthy food and eat at regular intervals. You’re more likely to grab the closest sugar-loaded snack if you haven’t eaten a healthy balanced meal, or if you have gone too long between meals and just need something quickly.
 
4. Have some watered down juice accessible. Juice can actually be surprisingly high in sugar, though natural as opposed to processed and refined. But sugar none-the-less. Try watering down some juice so that you still get some sweet, but just enough to satisfy the craving rather than spike your blood sugar
 

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