Epilepsy is a group of neurological disorders characterized by the recurrence of seizures. Many different types of epilepsy exist, all having various different causes and symptoms. When the brain experiences abnormal electrical discharge from cortical neurons, this causes seizures occur. There are six different types of generalized seizures.
April is Autism Awareness Month. In March 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data showing that 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Those with ASD have to struggle through difficult symptoms just to function in everyday life. Neurofeedback has been shown to make significant improvements in symptoms of ASD. Neurofeedback identifies where the brain is having trouble processing information using EEG technology.
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.
by Dr. Jolene Ross“Jessica’s* eye turns way out to the side”,
her mother told me. “She is supposed to have surgery for it in a couple of months.” Jessica’s mother looked very nervous, but believed that surgery was the only possible solution for this problem.
“Give me a little time.” I replied.
As a parent, all you want is to see your child succeed in their life. If your child suffers from a brain-based issue or disorder, daily functioning becomes more difficult which can burden families. Brain-based issues can include everything from anxiety and depression to learning disabilities to behavioral issues. Parents often struggle to find the right course of treatment to ensure that their child can grow up to be a well-adjusted adult and experience academic, career, and personal success. Success in the formative years of their youth is crucial. If your child is struggling to succeed, neurofeedback may be the treatment of choice, and here’s why.