Don’t Get Behind the Eight Ball With Your Child’s Report Card

December 13th, 2010 - By admin in Neurofeedback News


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September 30, 2010–With summer ending and the holiday season quickly approaching, parents will receive some­thing from their chil­dren even before holiday gifts are exchanged: their child’s report card. Report cards for middle school and high school students will go home to parents soon, signaling the first chance for a face-to-face talk between parents and teachers about their chil­dren’s progress and atten­tion in class.

While this could be a posi­tive conver­sa­tion at the holiday dinner table, for some parents, this report card serves as a fresh reminder of a diffi­cult situ­a­tion they face with their child. It is impor­tant to not get behind the eight ball when it comes to a child’s report card, but rather to make steps to correct these chal­lenges before the next season is summer and another year of your child’s grades are wasted.

In most instances, just by simply improving the atten­tion span and concen­tra­tion levels of a student will greatly increase their perfor­mance and grades. neuroAgility, a clin­ical center with two loca­tions in Denver (3773 Cherry Creek No. Dr., Suite 690W) and in Boulder (2501 Walnut Street, Suite 205), uses state-of-the-art tech­nology inte­grated with medi­cine and psychology to treat symp­toms of ADHD and concen­tra­tion.

According to the ADHD Asso­ci­a­tion, between eight and nine million people suffer from ADHD. neuroAgility Exec­u­tive Director Kerri Honaker explains that a recent trend in ADHD may be a result of our tech­nology-driven infor­ma­tional age. “ADHD has been around for a long time, but the way we live now can be very distracting,” says Honaker. “I think ADHD is more apparent now because of our culture and the constant incoming infor­ma­tion over­load.”

Diag­nosis applies to indi­vid­uals who are consis­tently distracted, impul­sive, and hyper­ac­tive. Many other symp­toms can result from ADHD and vary with each indi­vidual. Visit www​.neuroagility​.com/​A​D​D​-​A​D​H​D​.​h​tml for an ADHD symptom check­list.

neuroAgili­ty’s unique approach to treating the atten­tion deficit disor­ders strays from the typical remedy-through prescrip­tion medica­tion. After an initial clin­ical assess­ment and a visual and audi­tory perfor­mance test, profes­sionals at neuroAgility use state-of-the-art equip­ment to retrieve a quan­ti­ta­tive EEG brain map. The brain map unveils brain elec­trical activity measuring which brain waves are firing at what loca­tion. After the results are run through a stan­dard­ized data­base, neuro-feed­back proto­cols are tailored and designed by physi­cians and psychol­o­gists to the indi­vid­u­al’s needs. The proto­cols then train the brain to act differ­ently and even­tu­ally relieve symp­toms of ADHD.

You’re changing a pattern that’s been natu­rally formed. Over time, the brain waves form a new pattern and the client will notice shifts in behav­ioral patterns,” says Honaker. “It takes time and consis­tency.”

neuroAgility also offers indi­vidual psychotherapy and ADHD support groups for parents, spouses, and teens and also special­izes in brain injury, anxiety, sleep disor­ders and Aspergers.

About neuroAgility

Founded in Boulder, Colorado in1998 by husband and wife team Earle Shugerman, M.D., and Kerri Honaker, M.S., M.A., LPC., neuroAgility is a treat­ment center offering clin­i­cally proven alter­na­tives to medica­tion. The center focuses on enhance­ment of perfor­mance, atten­tion, and emotional regu­la­tion utilizing state-of-the-art tech­nology inte­grated with medi­cine and psychology. The neuroAgility team can also assist athletes and other performers in gaining the mental edge they need to excel. Learn more at www​.neuroAgility​.com.