How Neurofeedback can Help with Behavioral Issues?
Do you have a “Difficult-to-Manage” child and do not know where to turn to help him or her reel in their behavior issues? Dr. Leigh at Leigh Brain and Spine can help. We specialize in helping young kids that demonstrate behavior disorder or are “difficult” and have not yet been diagnosed with a developmental disorder. If your child demonstrates anxiety, frequent or severe tantrums, devious or manipulative behavior, we can help.
Top Three Causes of a Behavioral Issues in Children?
Kids with undiagnosed behavior issues, if not helped, usually will go on to become diagnosed as ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). We pride ourselves in being able to help children decrease these negative behaviors before they are in need of a diagnosis.
Behavioral disorders, also known as disruptive behavioral disorders, are the most common reasons that parents are told to take their kids for mental health assessments and treatment. Behavioral disorders are also common in adults. If left untreated in childhood, these disorders can negatively affect a person’s ability to hold a job and maintain relationships.
What is Emotional Behavioral Disorder and can Neurofeedback help?
An emotional behavioral disorder affects a person’s ability to be happy, control their emotions and pay attention in school. According to Gallaudet University, symptoms of an emotional behavioral disorder include:
A general feeling of unhappiness or depression
Feelings of fear and anxiety related to personal or school matters
Learning difficulties that are not caused by another health factor
How Dr. Trish Leigh Can Help with Behavioral Issues?
Conquering Behavioral Disorders – Neurological Regulation
If your child is not able to control his behavior, it is not his/her fault. Their brain is at fault. Behavioral challenges are caused by Neurological Dysregulation Syndrome (NDS). Depending upon which areas of the brain are dysregulated, the subsequent behaviors suffer. The areas of the brain that control judgment, impulse control, emotional regulation, and executive functioning are most at risk for dysregulation for children with behavior problems. When the brain is regulated and the areas are strengthened to perform better, behavior problems alleviate themselves.
Our drug-free, state-of-the-art, approach at Leigh Brain and Spine regulates the neurological patterns within the brain thus improving your child’s ability to be a welcomed part of their school, with friends, and within their family.
“Not only did we get our lives back, we got our son back. It was crazy how disrupted we were before the meetings with Dr. Leigh.” – CJ
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), emotional and behavioral disorders affect 10% – 15% of children