Did you know that computer, phone, tablet, and TV screens can have an impact on how your child develops, both physically and relationally? One of the scariest things I've seen lately are toddlers and young children, some times even infants, with their eyes glued to a device screen. This isn't just during entertainment time, like when Mom and Dad are watching the news and it's BORING. I'm talking about at a table in a restaurant, sitting in the grocery basket at the superma
Neurofeedback is an interesting field, because it is not just one technique done a standard way across all clinicians and therapists. The field has changed over time, adding new understanding of how the brain works, and how it "should" work. In keeping with new scientific knowledge, new techniques and protocols have been added. In our office, we have the ability to train in many of these techniques, and we use some of the most up to date software and hardware in the indust
By Dr. Allen Novian on October 9, 2013 Upon attending the 2013 ISNR (International Society of Neuronal Regulation) Conference in Dallas, TX, we began looking for new methods for working with complex cases. We have been watching the development of a neurofeedback protocol type called LORETA neurofeedback, which combines the technology of a full quantitative EEG (19 sensors are used to collect a full picture of the electrical activity of the brain) with moment-by-moment feedba
By Dr. Allen Novian In this TED Talk by Thomas Insel, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), he discusses the need to redefine “mental health disorders” and “behavioral disorders” by acknowledging their source: they are brain disorders. It is a wonderful thing to see the greater mental health field embracing the idea that behavioral disorders show up first in the brain, and then in the behavior. In the talk, he discusses early detection and intervent
By Dr. Allen Novian When parents bring their kids in for ADD testing, they are often surprised to find that many of the problems their children have are actually reflected in their own lives as well. Did you know that ADD has a genetic component? It does, and it always amazes me to see how many parents can benefit from testing and therapy along with their kids. If you are beginning to find fault with your children because they are disorganized, unfocused, or fail to follow
By Dr. Allen Novian What if you knew what was going on behind that perfect haircut? Sometimes, it seems as if there is nothing but air, other times, it feels like the gears are turning so fast that you can’t shut them off! Well, we can actually take a look and see what your brain is doing, without even opening up the skull. We look at the brain’s activity electrically… yes, I said electrically. Did you know that your brain works off of electricity, just like computers and
By Dr. Novian People often ask me how Neurofeedback works. It’s a simple concept that, what “fires” together “wires” together in our brain. In other words what experiences and reactions we have to daily life create connections in the brain. The neurons that fire at the same time connect (or wire) with each other. This is a powerful idea and one that can change your life when you begin to implement it daily.
How does it happen? Well, the brain does not judge whether something
What is neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback, neurotherapy, or neuro-biofeedback, is a technology based therapy technique that can be used to treat many mental health issues and neurological disorders. Some (but certainly not all) of these are: 1. ADD/ ADHD
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