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Child Behavior Treatment Center In Chapel Hill

If your child struggles with Behavior, our certified Neurofeedback doctors at Leigh Brain & Spine can perform the proper testing needed in order to create a treatment plan for a better way of life.

Child behavior issues wreaking havoc on your life?

Believe it or not, it is not their fault. It is their brain’s fault. Child behavior issues are caused by improper wiring within the brain. Depending upon which area of the brain is mis-wired, the skills and abilities controlled by that area suffer. The areas of the brain that control judgment, impulse control, emotional regulation, and executive functioning are most at risk for improper wiring for children with behavior problems. This is considered an irregular brain pattern by specialists and can wreak havoc on a child’s life. When the brain is re-wired and the areas are strengthened to perform better, child behavior issues 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.

Many parents don’t realize that their child’s behaviors are a direct product of their brain’s performance. Children with behavior issues have been shown by science to use too much slow processing speed in their brain. Anxiety, frequent or severe tantrums, devious or manipulative behavior, can be the first signs of an underlying brain pattern that is causing the behaviors.

How Neurofeedback can Help with Behavioral Issues?

Neurofeedback has been scientifically proven to re-wire your child’s brain while he watches a movie or plays a game. Sound crazy? It’s not. It is state-of-the-art neuroscience, which makes it so effective. Through operant conditioning the brain learns how to improve its performance for long-term benefits. Essentially, through consistent visual and auditory feedback, the brain improves its performance. It is kind of like piano lessons for the brain.

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Top Three Behavioral Issues in Children and the Cause.

Our goal at Leigh Brain & Spine is to help kids avoid a diagnosis if at all possible. 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. Although behavioral issues look different, the cause is the same. The brain. It is an irregular wiring of the brain that causes the issues. That wiring can be easily re-wired for lasting changes in behaviors.

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, and learning difficulties that are not caused by another health factor. Emotinal disorders are also caused by an irregular brain pattern that can be re-wired for improved feelings and performance.

How the Dr.s Leigh Can Help with Behavioral Issues.

Conquering Behavioral Disorders – Re-Wire the Brain

Rewiring of the affected brain areas effectively teaches the areas of the brain that are not “firing and wiring” properly to do so. Scientific studies show that kids with behavioral problems use too much slow brain processing speed. The slow processing makes a child feel the need to constantly stimulate their nervous system. This usually occurs as inappropriate or overwhelming behaviors. Basically, they are not processing stimuli from their environment or their mind in real-time. The hiccups in processing cause problem behaviors. When the brain processes information at the proper speed, behavior issues go away.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), emotional and behavioral disorders affect 10% – 15% of children. Neurofeedback has been shown to be an effective therapy treatment to get the brain using the proper speed again. All the while, your child sits and relaxes. Nothing is required of the child, which makes it such an effect treatment for kids with child behavior issues.

If your child is difficult to manage and you do not know where to turn to help him then you need to talk to the Drs. Leigh at Leigh Brain and Spine. They can help. They specialize in helping young kids that demonstrate behavior disorder or are “difficult” and have not yet been diagnosed with a developmental disorder.

“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


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About Dr. Trish Leigh


Dr. Leigh,  is considered a thought leader in educating people on how their brain’s work, and how they can utilize brain-based therapies, as well as do-it-yourself strategies, to make their brain work better. When your brain works better, so does your body, by improving physical and thought processes to perform better.