The Therapy Process
When Neural Pathways are Aligned, so is Life.
At Amazing Brains, we can change what challenges you or your kid. We take a step-by-step approach to working with clients to accurately diagnose and treat neural activity that is dis-regulated, backing up our results with multiple tests and data points as we create lasting changes.
We start by listening. Often people have already consulted many experts by the time they find us. Often they are already frustrated. And while each families struggle is unique, there are common themes that emerge.
Through our initial consultation, we seek to understand individual challenges, determine whether neurofeedback is a good fit and answer questions about the therapy process.
With a decision to move forward, we conduct a thorough clinical history on the client. This includes the completion of Medical Forms, Self/Parent/Teacher/Doctor Assessments and an Intake Interview reviewing the clients concerns, symptoms and goals.
Every client gets a brain map (also called a qEEG), which takes a comprehensive picture of your brain waves and helps us identify areas of concern.
Combining the information in this brain map with your symptoms and your goals, we develop a treatment plan of successive neurofeedback sessions to modify brain wave activity.
Psychological & Academic Testing
Clients also complete psychological and academic tests to back up both the clinical history and the brain map. For example, a learning disability in math may be identified by a parent during an interview, confirmed by a brain map showing off-balance activity in the math region of the brain, and supported by academic tests that measure grade level performance.
Once a treatment protocol is designed, we perform neurofeedback training using specialized computer equipment, an amplifier and sensors placed on the scalp. Clients either engage in a video game with their mind or watch a movie while we measure the strength, type and location of activity in the brain and provide visual and audible feedback to help them hit a desired brain wave pattern.
Retesting & Results
After 20 neurofeedback sessions, we conduct a second brain map and have clients retake the psychological and academic tests. We are able to measure results, adapt treatment plans and discuss changes a client may be experiencing.
Collaborative Health Consultations
Throughout the process and with client or parent approval, we can consult with health professionals, teachers and others involved in the care of a client. This includes working with doctors to adapt prescription dosages or ease patients off medication.