Processing Disorders

Processing disorders, like auditory processing disorder, visual processing disorder, and sensory processing disorder are caused by a deficiency in a person’s ability to effectively use the information gathered by the senses. The issue is not the result of impaired hearing, impaired vision, attention disorders, intellectual disability, or cognitive deficit. If the brain cannot properly process…

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Learning Disabilities

Introduction to Neurofeedback and Learning Disabilities Case Histories & Testimonials Savannah: Learning Disability, 15yF SS: ADHD and Learning Disabilities, 8yF M: Learning & Communication Disorders, 18yM JCT: Learning Disabilities & Depression, 14yM KL: Learning disabilities, Gifted, 12yF Technical Papers & Abstracts Breteler, M. H. M., Arns, M., Peters, S., Giepmans, I., & Verhoeven, L. (Aug.…

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Of course, it’s normal to worry now and then. Everyone does. Kids may worry about getting lost or that something will happen to their parents. They may sometimes feel afraid that they will get sick or hurt. It’s normal for kids to worry once in a while about burglars, fires, or earthquakes. Sometimes, worrying can…

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Depression

Children are often unable to explain how they are feeling, especially when depressed. In diagnosing depression mental health professionals look for key signs and symptoms in children’s behaviour. When several of the following signs or symptoms occur together and are out of character for the child, they indicate that the child needs assessment and support.…

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Dyslexia

Dyslexia symptoms can be difficult to recognize before your child enters school, but some early clues may indicate a problem. Once your child reaches school age, your child’s teacher may be first to notice a problem. The condition often becomes apparent as a child begins learning to read. Before school Signs and symptoms that a…

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Autism spectrum disorder

Autism spectrum disorder impacts how a child perceives and socializes with others, causing problems in crucial areas of development — social interaction, communication and behaviour. Some children show signs of ASD in early infancy. Other children may develop normally for the first few months or years of life, but then suddenly become withdrawn or aggressive or…

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Anxiety

It’s normal for a child to feel anxious from time to time, especially if your life is stressful. However, severe, ongoing anxiety that interferes with day-to-day activities may be a sign of generalized anxiety disorder. Symptoms of anxiety include; Constant worrying or obsession about small or large concerns Restlessness and feeling keyed up or on…

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a pattern of inattention or hyperactive-impulsive behaviour, or both, that interferes with how a child functions or develops. A child with ADHD who has problems with attention may often: Fail to pay close attention to details or make careless mistakes in schoolwork or other activities Have trouble paying attention during tasks…

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Behavioural issues in children can lead to stress and frustration for the entire family. In young children, these issues may not yet be categorized as a specific diagnosis, but a child with significant behavioural issues may exhibit signs of anxiety, have frequent and severe tantrums, be manipulative, and/or be repetitively defiant towards those in authority.…

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