ADD (AD/HD)

25 03, 2014

Peak PerformanceTestimonial from Producer and Creator of “Cheaters”

By |March 25th, 2014|ADD (AD/HD), News & Events, Peak Performance, Testimonials|0 Comments|

I’m Bobby Goldstein, Executive Producer and creator of Cheaters and the CEO of an independent oil and gas exploration company. I am also the father of 7 children!
I stumbled upon neurofeedback to assist a loved one with an alcohol problem and noticed that neurofeedback was also used for athletes and high energy business people (Peak Performance Training). I’ve alway had a need to improve performance and focus, so I thought I’d give neurofeedback a try.
I’ve recently completed a 100 session treatment and am happy to report to you how effective and helpful it has been. I can now do things that I always thought impossible – participating in a long conversation without the ADHD type tendencies I’ve long had, and I can read a book from start to finish without having to constantly start over. I’ve always had a high productivity quotient, but since neurofeedback, it seems that all of what I do is completed with less struggle and much more ease.
The staff at Dallas Brain Changers suggested that much of the good I report was achievable, but of course, I was skeptical. My performance continues to improve several months after my last session. Stephanie and Mindy, at Dallas Brain Changers, are solid, experienced professionals who understand the human condition and how to treat it with this advanced application.
If you suffer from any of the conditions listed on Dallas Brain Changers website or just want to improve your game, whatever it may be, you would penny wise and pound foolish not to utilize this service. I highly recommend it and know you will, too, once you’ve completed the recommended protocols.
Please feel free to contact me if you want to discuss [...]

18 03, 2014

Parent Testimonial for Dallas Brain Changers

By |March 18th, 2014|ADD (AD/HD), Attachment Disorder, Behavioral Disorder, News & Events, Testimonials|0 Comments|

I’m am so excited to have found Stephanie and Mindy!!!
After 10 years of searching for an effective treatment for my son ( now 15 in 9th grade) I found Dallas Brain Changers! Today I went to my son’s parent – teacher conferences and for the first time in his school career, I came out with a smile!!!
Words cannot express my gratitude to DBC for giving my son a drug free, permanent solution to his emotional and behavioral issues. They treat the root cause of his issues and today every single teacher noticed positive changes after just one month of treatments. We still have a long way to go but I’ve never experienced such results.
My son had previously been in two different inpatient residential treatment programs for 18 months and 12 months respectively with no real success. He was diagnosed with AD/HD, conduct disorder and Reactive Attachment Disorder. Our family has had YEARS of frustration and despair.
Finally I see a light at the end of the tunnel. His brain map (qEEG) clearly showed the source of the problem. Literally one month later my child has is noticeable calmer, more compliant, laughing more and is more confident in school.
Thanks to Dallas Brain Changers, I know he will be a successful, fully functioning member of society. Stephanie and Mindy are a loving and caring team of professionals!
Thank you both for giving my family the much needed hope and true tangible results.
Kimela Robertson
Fairview, Texas

Contact us today to see how we can help your teen! 214-997-4990

3 12, 2013

Help for Learning Disabilities

By |December 3rd, 2013|ADD (AD/HD), Learning Disability, News & Events|0 Comments|

Do you worry that your child doesn’t seem to be doing well in school? Are you concerned because a teacher or counselor from the school called to set up a meeting to discuss your child’s behavior and grades? Does your child have a melt-down when it comes time to read or complete homework?

If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you are not alone. According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, there are approximately 2.4 million students in the United States who struggle with a Learning Disability.
How is a Learning Disability related to brain function?
Research has shown that learning disabilities are related to brain function issues. In order to process information accurately, brain waves need to function at a typical rate. When the brain waves are out of balance, handling information too quickly or too slowly, it can affect learning.

Additionally, in order to process information correctly, different areas of the brain must communicate with one another. If the rate at which these regions of the brain share information is too fast or too slow, learning may be very difficult.
How can neurofeedback help?
Neurofeedback is very effective therapy for Learning Disabilities! Dallas Brain Changers utilizes neurofeedback therapy to retrain brainwaves that are functioning too quickly or slowly, as well as help improve the way in which the different areas of the brain communicate with each other. After treatment, we have seen many students gain confidence and success in the classroom!
Read testimonials here!
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19 11, 2013

Testimonial: Dyslexia and ADHD

By |November 19th, 2013|ADD (AD/HD), Learning Disability, Testimonials|0 Comments|

 

When attending a meeting with our child’s 1st grade teacher, we were told that it appears there was some sort of learning disability. All I could think was, “No. Not again.” She was our youngest and our fifth child to be told this.

We knew all too well the struggles that come from dyslexia & ADD. All of our children were tested and were found to have a high IQ, but they all had dyslexia. Dyslexia, outwardly, may look very different from a high IQ. No amount of accommodations make up for the high level of frustration these children deal wtih every day.

I had been told about neurofeedback. I did some research and found Dallas Brain Changers. I called and talked with Dr. Golder. She was very helpful, informative, and kind.

It was a big decision, as we live two hours away.  They worked with us on appointment times, and they were very accommodating.

Our child is now reading on her own and doing homework by herself. Her teacher was amazed at her progress. Before neurofeedback, our daughter was extremely shy. Now, she has been in school plays and is cheerful and outgoing.

I really like the fact about no harmful medication and no bad side effects. It was the best decision for our child. It’s well worth the investment in anyone’s life.

Jeannie Mars, mother of 7 year old

2 05, 2013

Exciting Progress on the Insurance Front: Is Neurofeedback Covered by Insurance?

By |May 2nd, 2013|ADD (AD/HD), Neurofeedback, News & Events|0 Comments|

It has long been established that neurofeedback is an effective treatment without medication for many disorders. There are many research studies to support this fact. Additionally, insurance companies provide a CPT code for neurofeedback; in spite of this, there is an ongoing problem with insurance company refusal to reimburse for neurofeedback therapy.

ISNR and the Battle for Insurance Reimbursement:
Beginning in 2012, ISNR became involved in discussions with United Health Care on insurance reimbursement for neurofeedback. In a related effort, the ISNR Board of Directors commissioned Ed Pigott, PhD to author a white paper on a comprehensive meta-analysis comparing the effectiveness of neurofeedback to behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and stimulant medication for treatment of ADHD.
This white paper was created to fulfill several needs, the first being for a thorough documentation of neurofeedback efficacy that was presented to United Health Care during the insurance reimbursement meetings. Another need was for a comprehensive document that neurofeedback practitioners could access for insurance appeals and insurance parity requests on behalf of their clients. This paper also provides a current reference list of neurofeedback studies for ADHD, and it addresses issues related to appropriate research designs for learning-based treatments such as neurofeedback.
For access to the site, white paper, and insurance letter kit click: ISNR White Paper Insurance Reimbursement . You may print and send this to your provider to encourage coverage for neurofeedback or to assist in reimbursement for already paid services.

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Dallas Brain Changers Offers Treatment:
Dallas Brain Changers offers a full range of non-medication Holistic Medicine based treatments that include Neurofeedback and Counseling. The greatest benefit comes from a combination of therapies toward improved health and [...]

11 04, 2013

ADHD: Does My Child Really Have It or Was ADHD Misdiagnosed? Pt 3 of 3

By |April 11th, 2013|ADD (AD/HD), Anxiety Disorder, Behavioral Disorder|0 Comments|

What are other Dangers of Medication for Misdiagnosed ADHD?
A very typical treatment of ADHD involves use of medications such as Ritalin and other stimulants. A common side effect of these is insomnia—and if a child is experiencing undiagnosed sleep issues already, these drugs only exacerbate them! Now that new medical guidelines allow physicians to prescribe ADHD meds to preschoolers, sleep and even eating habits can be disrupted even earlier.

ADHD: Does My Child Really Have It or Was ADHD Misdiagnosed? Pt 1 of 3
According to USA Today, after being on ADHD medication for three years, the dosage is dialed up by an average of 41% because the body builds a tolerance to the positive effects. So if a child is diagnosed, or misdiagnosed, with ADHD at age 5, he or she may be on twice as much medication by age 11. And do these medications work? USA Today and The New York Times report that after three years on medications, a child’s academic performance is exactly where it would have been if they had never taken the drugs in the first place.

ADHD: Does My Child Really Have It or Was ADHD Misdiagnosed? Pt 2 of 3
Consider this: After three years on ADHD medications, the medicated child is an average of .79 inches shorter and six pounds lighter than children of the same age who never took those drugs. Lack of physical growth is a very real side effect of these medications!

How Can Dallas Brain Changers Help?
Dallas Brain Changers offers a full range of non-medication Holistic Medicine based treatments that include Neurofeedback and Counseling. Each of these modalities can be done independently, but the greatest benefit comes from a combination of therapies toward improved health and wellness. [...]

4 04, 2013

ADHD: Does My Child Really Have It or Was ADHD Misdiagnosed? Pt 2 of 3

By |April 4th, 2013|ADD (AD/HD), Anxiety Disorder, Behavioral Disorder|0 Comments|

If It’s not ADHD, Then What Is It?
Immaturity
Especially in the cases of very young children, the diagnosis could simply be youth rather than ADHD. Children grow and change a lot between age 5 and 6, and age 6 and 7. Schools typically mandate a 5th birthday by either September 1 before entering kindergarten; so the age difference could literally be 364 days—a full year—between children in the same classroom. The maturity and developmental difference may seem negligible at 18, but it can be dramatic at 5 and 6 years old. Because of brain development, there can be a drastic difference in the reasoning ability between a child one day past his 5th birthday and a child one day away from his 6th birthday. Placing them in the same classroom at school can make this difference seem even more glaring.

ADHD: Does My Child Really Have It or Was ADHD Misdiagnosed? Pt 1 of 3
A study funded by the National Center for Education Statistics looked at a sample of almost 12,000 children and determined that the youngest kindergarteners were 60% more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than older children in the same grade. When the same group reached 5th to 8th grade, the youngest classmates were more than twice as likely as the oldest classmates to be on prescription medication.

ADHD in children: Are millions being unnecessarily medicated?
A study of more than 900,000 Canadian children found that boys born in December (the youngest admitted to school in British Columbia) were 30% more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than boys in the same grade born the previous January. In girls, the diagnosis rate was 70% more likely for the younger children in [...]

28 03, 2013

ADHD: Does My Child Really Have It or Was ADHD Misdiagnosed? Pt 1 of 3

By |March 28th, 2013|ADD (AD/HD), Anxiety Disorder, Behavioral Disorder|0 Comments|

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are between 4.5 million and 5 million children under age 17 in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with ADHD. With ADHD misdiagnosed so often, we have up to 20% of children in U.S. schools on some type of medication for ADHD, sometimes at the insistence of the school.

Do THAT many children actually have ADHD? Or is ADHD Misdiagnosed?
Experts disagree about the prevalence of ADHD. The 2000 version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders simply lists a series of behaviors that indicate a diagnosis of ADHD: “Fidgets,” “Leaves seat,” “Talks excessively,” “Blurts out answers,” “Interrupts,” “Makes careless mistakes,” “Easily distractible or forgetful.”
What kid do we know who doesn’t do at least some of those things? It’s only when those behaviors become inappropriate for the child’s age, or abnormally disruptive or excessive, that there is cause for concern. Too many physicians, and even educators and parents, may be too quick to label a child as ADHD, possibly completely missing the actual cause of the child’s behaviors.

ADHD: Does My Child Really Have It or Was ADHD Misdiagnosed? Part 2 of 3
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder, not a medical condition. Teachers suspect and doctors guess as best they can. With ADHD misdiagnosed half the time, they guess wrong! Unfortunately, this leads to many children and adults being treated with stimulants.

Is It ADHD?
How Can Dallas Brain Changers Help?
Dallas Brain Changers doesn’t believe in the guessing game when it comes to treatment for ADHD! We have seen ADHD misdiagnosed too often! Therefore, we start with a qEEG, or Brain Map, to help us determine which brain waves are involved that are causing [...]

21 03, 2013

Dallas Brain Changers in the News

By |March 21st, 2013|ADD (AD/HD), Anxiety Disorder, Behavioral Disorder, Brain Function, Christian Counseling, Migraine, Neurofeedback, News & Events, Wellness|0 Comments|

Managing ADHD without Medications – an Interview with Dr. Stephanie Golder 
 
Moving Heaven and Earth – Dr. Stephanie Golder and Mindy Fritz
 
Dallas Brain Changers’ Effective Integrated Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
 
Dallas Brain Changers Launches Website Providing Information on Effectively Treating Anxiety, Migraine, ADD (ADHD), Behavioral Disorders, and More.

21 03, 2013

Anxiety Disorder in Children: Can Children have Anxiety Disorder? Part 3 of 3

By |March 21st, 2013|ADD (AD/HD), Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks|0 Comments|

What Can Parents Do to Help Children with Anxiety Disorders?
It is important to recognize that your child is experiencing an Anxiety Disorder, and it is vital that you offer him help and seek treatment. Addressing this issue now may help avoid additional problems in their teen or adult life. Children with Anxiety Disorders can experience negative effects on social relationships, self-esteem, and academic and professional performance in the long term.

Anxiety Disorder in Children: Can Children have Anxiety Disorder? Part 1 of 3
What Parents Can Do To Help:

Provide your child with a daily routine, so they know what to expect, and he/she does not have to be anxious about the unexpected.
Give your child the chance to talk about their feelings and emotions and express them to you in a positive way, in a situation where they feel safe, loved, and un-judged.
Communicate with the child’s teachers about the presence of the anxiety and work with teachers to identify triggers to the anxiety. Knowing the triggers can certainly help him either avoid them or deal with them productively.
Model calmness for your child. Don’t get angry or punish him for being afraid. Don’t be pushy or minimize his feelings, but offer opportunities for choices. When a child can make choices, he or she can feel more empowered.
Monitor television and movies, and ensure your child is not watching anything scary or with too-mature themes.
Watch out for bullying; children with Anxiety Disorders are often perceived as scared and weak, and therefore, they are easy targets for bullies.

Anxiety Disorder in Children: Can Children have Anxiety Disorder? Part 2 of 3
Communicate with health providers, whether that means a physician, psychotherapist, or a certified neurofeedback [...]