Services We Offer
- Clinical diagnosis and management of a wide spectrum of pediatric neurological conditions
- Comprehensive neurophysiological assessments including, QEEG, 2-hour and 5-hour extended EEGs
- Clinical management of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy devices
- Non-invasive neurofeedback training
- Neurofeedback home training
- Heart variability training (HRV)
Neurological and Neurobehavioral Conditions that can benefit from Neurofeedback
About 3.4 million people of all ages are affected by epilepsy and seizures. This may hinder an individuals ability to live their life to the fullest. Network Neurology works with patients to change this. We obtain data through a painless and non-invasive QEEG session to help create an individualized treatment plan for the control and elimination of seizures. For some, we may also create an individualized neurofeedback plan to help train specific areas of the brain responsible for seizure activity.
Migraines are a type of headache that can persist for hours or days. These episodes can be triggered by stress, injury, mineral deficiencies, or other factors. They are often severely debilitating causing nausea, vomiting, visual disturbances, and disruptions to daily activities. Network neurology’s individualized neurofeedback methods help to treat areas that produce migraine activity in the brain. Many individuals no longer experience migraines or need medication for their symptoms after completing rigorous neurofeedback training.
ADHD is often misdiagnosed, which is why proper diagnosis is essential to successful outcomes. Many children with ADHD may experience varying degrees of attention issues such as, distractibility, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. ADHD medications often just mask the symptoms and can cause negative side effects. Network Neurology creates training and treatment plans based off and individuals specific symptoms to reduce or even eliminate ADHD presentation.
Many children can experience anxiety and stress. Anxiety typically manifests with physical symptoms such as complaints of headaches and stomach aches; as well as agitation towards family and friends. Anxiety has many triggers including learning problems, and auditory and visual processing issues. With thorough neurological exams and testing, anxiety symptoms can be addressed using Network Neurology’s noninvasive neurofeedback training.
Approximately 5% of children experience significant depression without a diagnosis. The symptoms of depression are often overlooked in children as they’re mistakenly thought to be consistent with the normal changes that occur during development. Drug treatment is less likely to relieve depression and often has negative side effects. Using Network Neurology’s noninvasive neurofeedback protocal, depression can be treated and prevented from reoccurring later in life.
Meeting certain milestones in childhood is crucial, however there are many children who do not follow the “typical” growth timeline. Complications at birth, medical conditions, and environmental issues can all be causes of developmental delays. Using percentiles correlated with the child’s age, children are expected to meet cognitive skills, social/emotional skills, speech/language skills, fine/gross motor skills, and master daily living activities by specific time in childhood. When children are diagnosed with a developmental delay(s), Network Neurology uses neuromodulation techniques to help the child reach developmental milestones.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)/Concussion
Individuals suffering from concussion or traumatic brain injury often experience symptoms of memory loss, learning and speech difficulties, lack of coordination, and other disruptive symptoms that were not present prior to the injury. These problems can negatively impact an individual’s life and may eventually lead to depression and/or anxiety. Neurofeedback training helps the brain to work at its most efficient capacity, which can help to alleviate symptoms of TBI and concussion.
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism is a very prevalent and well-known condition that varies in symptoms. Autism is a developmental disorder that affects the brain’s normal development of communication and social skills. Children experience difficulties in the areas of attention, speech, memory, social communication, and visual/auditory processing. Symptoms usually appear around age three and may consist of significant speech delay, attention difficulty, poor eye contact, and/or reading difficulties. There has been significant success and cognitive improvement of autistic individuals utilizing neurofeedback methods that can be found at Network Neurology.
Falling asleep or staying asleep can be caused by various factors such as, stress, medical conditions, changes in environment, and/or poor sleep habits. According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 40 million people experience a disruption of sleep. Not getting a good night’s sleep can cause excessive drowsiness, anxiety, lack of energy, irritability, and difficulty with learning/remembering. Sleep dysregulation and insomnia impact everyday life, so at Network Neurology we offer neurofeedback to help the brain retain sleep patterns.
There are many different groups/types of Cerebral Palsy (CP) and symptoms vary. CP is a motor disability, commonly found in childhood, that affects movement, balance, and posture. According to CDC, “cerebral” means having to do with the brain and “palsy” means weakness or problems with using the muscles. Therefore, CP is caused by abnormalities in brain development or damage to the brain during development. Conditions that can be comorbid with CP include: vision, speech, and/or hearing problems, seizures, intellectual disabilities, spine abnormalities, and joint issues. Network Neurology strives to help individuals with CP by offering noninvasive neuromodulation techniques.
Tics are among one of the most common movement disorders. Tics and tremors are often a benign but troublesome condition. The most effective medications for tics are often associated with a high incidence of side effects. Through a non-invasive and painless QEEG, Network Neurology can create and individualized treatment plan to help reduce the frequency and intensity of tics and tremors in children.
Language and Speech
Language and speech disorders, although often paired together, differ in their root cause. Speech disorders often indicate that an individual has trouble producing certain sounds accurately. Whereas language disorders often are a result of the individual struggling with the meaning of the words. Speech and language difficulties may also present as symptoms of other neurological disorders such as anxiety and ADHD. Neurofeedback aims to increase productive brainwave activity in the areas of the brain associated with speech and language production and processing. Rigorous neurofeedback training can help to decrease these difficulties.
Learning disabilities and difficulties affect up to 10% of children. The most common learning disorder is dyslexia. Dyslexia and other learning difficulties can cause frustration and anxiety, and even continue into adulthood. Neurofeedback training is helpful for learning disabilities as it increases focus and can even improve reading skills. With an individualized protocol, neruofeedback helps to target areas of the brain associated with reading comprehension, memory, focus, and other cognitive abilities. This greatly improves children’s ability to overcome their learning disorders and thrive in academic and future professional settings.