Difficult Child

Difficult Child Treatment Center in Chapel Hill

If your child is difficult, 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.

Can My Difficult Child Be Helped?

This Before and After image of a qEEG Brain Map is an excellent representation of how a brain  map of a child who is considered to be “Difficult-to-Manage” might look. You can see from the red and yellow across all brain diagrams that all types of processing speed are being used with extremely high levels. This indicates a brain that is not well organized and is not stable. This manifest in children in behaviors that make it difficult for you to manage. This brain pattern, as it is seen in the before image, would make it almost impossible for a child to have good behaviors.

Dr. Trish Leigh is a Board Certified Neurofeedback practitioner and has helped many people achieve their best brain functioning to live their best lives in Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham and the surrounding areas.

The first step is a Brain Map to see, measurably, which pattern(s) your brain is using. Then, once you know how your brain is performing, then you will know if you are a strong candidate for Neurofeedback training to improve the pattern and your life.

Do you have a “Difficult-to-Manage” preschooler or young elementary child and do not know where to turn to help him or her reel in their behavior. Dr. Trish Leigh at Leigh Brain & Spine specializes in helping young kids that are considered a handful or “difficult” and have not yet been diagnosed with a developmental disorder such as ADHD. She has developed expertise over 23 years of practice in assessing young kids to help you understand how your child’s brain is functioning and how that functioning is playing out as challenging behavior.

How to Help a Difficult Child

Once a rocket has left its launching pad it can only continue on the course it has been programmed to proceed on. It cannot change its angle to go higher, or change its speed to go faster. Like a rocket ship your child’s development is programmed in his brain with a certain trajectory as well. It will continue on its programmed path over the course of his lifetime UNLESS something occurs to re-program the height and speed of the path. Scientists have proven that children’s brains are most plastic when they are younger. That is why early intervention for kids with developmental, learning, or behavioral challenges is crucial. In the scientific literature kids without true developmental diagnoses are referred as “difficult-to-manage” because they do not qualify as any other disability quite yet. Why wait for your child to “get bad enough” to qualify for a diagnosis such as ADHD, as many kids that go untreated will become. At Leigh Brain & Spine in Chapel Hill, Dr. Trish is highly trained in child development and will assess your child’s brain function and determine which areas and neural pathways can be improved for better learning, socialization, and behavior.


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Leigh Brain and Spine is proud to have earned the distinction as a Certified Brain Health Coach Center and is a proud member of the Amen Clinics referral network.

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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.