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“Dear Doctor…”: Answers Regarding High Intelligence & Poor Academic Performance

“Both our son and our daughter are very intelligent. Yet, somehow, they struggle in school. It has been suggested that they may have ADHD. How can that be?” People who are close to individuals with ADHD will not find this question surprising at all. However, people who interact with these individuals, but don’t actually know them (often teachers and coaches) […]

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Should ADHD Symptoms Be Corrected?

“My child is having significant problems in school and may be exhibiting signs of ADHD, but we’re not sure. My husband struggled in school, and he says it’s normal. Should we have her tested?” Parents of children suspected of having ADHD (inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, or combined forms) often deny even the possibility of testing, let alone treating the disorder. This denial […]

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Two Types of Impulse Control Problems

As a psychologist specializing in treating ADHD with Neurofeedback [EEG-Biofeedback] for over 20 years, I’ve heard many questions regarding using Neurofeedback to treat this disorder. Here is one of the most frequent and important ones: “My son is having significant behavior problems at school and home. His teacher is calling me, he’s making bad decisions, and he doesn’t think before […]

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“Dear Doctor…”: Parents’ Questions about ADHD

1.  “How can I tell if my child has ADHD?” There is a lot of misinformation and uninformed opinions about this disorder. Unfortunately, it often comes from people who are supposed to know. Most people think of ADHD in terms of its symptoms, as these are the most apparent to them. However, symptoms do not determine whether or not the […]

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Answers to Parents’ Questions about Homework

About this time of year, the amount of homework that schools assign starts to become pretty substantial. Furthermore, the homework becomes more and more dependent upon success at previous homework assignments. Therefore, for children who struggle with homework, the problems start to compound and become a major difficulty for the child, and the whole family (so much for quality family […]

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Answers about Children’s (and Parents’) Struggles for the New School Year

1.  “When is the best time to test for, and if needed, treat ADHD?” Whether you fear the renewal of previous problems with the new school year, or are seeing these problems for the first time, it’s probably best to give your child about two weeks to become accustomed to the teacher and classroom before determining if there is a […]

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Answers to Questions about Disorders Treated Through Neurofeedback

As a psychologist specializing in Neurofeedback (EEG-Biofeedback) for over 20 years, I’ve heard many questions regarding Neurofeedback treatment.  Here is one of the most frequent and important ones: “What disorders do you treat with Neurofeedback?” Since there are several disorders that we treat in our practice, let me list them separately, and say a few words about each.  While each […]

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“Dear Doctor…”: Frequency of Treatment Needed

As a psychologist specializing in treating ADHD with Neurofeedback (EEG-Biofeedback) for over 20 years, I’ve heard many questions regarding using Neurofeedback to treat this disorder.  Here are some of the most frequent and important ones: 1.  “I have heard different answers to the question of how many neurofeedback (biofeedback) sessions are needed to treat ADHD; can you clarify?” The primary […]

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Answers to Parent’s Questions about School Year Progress, ADHD, and Neurofeedback Treatment

As a psychologist specializing in Neurofeedback treatment for ADHD and other disorders for over 19 years, I’ve heard many questions regarding these issues.  Here are some of the most frequent and important ones: 1.  “Is it too late in the school year for correcting ADHD to make a difference for my child, or should we just wait until next year?” […]

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“Dear Doctor…”: Answers to Neurofeedback Questions

As a psychologist specializing in treating ADHD with Neurofeedback (EEG-Biofeedback) for over 19 years, I’ve heard many questions regarding using Neurofeedback to treat this disorder.  Here are some of the most frequent and important ones: 1.  “How does Neurofeedback work to treat ADHD?” The underlying cause of this common disorder is a relatively minor neurological imbalance. Medications introduce synthetic chemicals […]

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