Neuroscientists have learned that experience and environmental interaction during childhood are critical to brain development. The brain’s cells are formed before birth, but most of the neural connections are not made until infancy and early childhood. An infant’s mind readily absorbs stimuli, but must have experiences in order to hard-wire the brain for learning.

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Our technician, Sally, applying sensors to the scalp for neurofeedback session.

The human brain has a staggering number of nerve cells, but children have not yet established neural connections between them. More simply put, the brain is like a giant switchboard that starts off with only the bare minimum of jacks plugged in. Sensory experiences draw relationships between brain cells and establish meaning and reinforce neural connections.

By the time children enter the first grade, the connections for the learning process  are established.  The brain doesn’t stop developing until the early twenties, and how quickly the brain matures can vary. For instance, studies suggest that children with ADHD have a brain that follows a normal pattern of maturation, but is delayed in some regions, most prominently the frontal lobes.

Studies have also shown that genetics play a role in brain development. Brain waves are genetic, just like height. Other studies show brain injury affects the connectivity of neurons, the functioning core of the brain, and dendrites, which carry electrical impulses. By creating neuronal activity through our program, we can activate areas that may be under-aroused and calm down areas that may be over-aroused.

The Cognitive Enrichment Program uses neurofeedback and a brain fitness program to create balance in the brain for cognitive attention/ processing, and auditory/ visual processing.  If your child learns differently than others, there is a reason.  If your child is insecure socially or emotionally, there is a reason.

We can provide your child with the tools they need to solve their difficulties. If you do not think the answer is medication, then The Brain Performance Center holds the key to your child’s ability to perform at school, at home, and in social settings.  We offer a treatment program that can impact their performance on all levels within three months.

Please call today , 817-500-4863, and schedule a complementary consultation.