Treatment | Brain Injury/ConcussionLaurence Hirshberg
At the NeuroDevelopment Center, you have options for concussion or traumatic brain injury treatment:
Recovery from traumatic brain injury can be very hard. The many types of brain injury symptoms really shake up your life. For many, it seems that everything is different. You may feel unsure about how to move forward. We can help you on your path forward through several different types of brain injury treatment:
In individual therapy at the NeuroDevelopment Center, you can build a strong, supportive, and truly collaborative relationship with one of our psychologists. We will help you understand your difficulties and implement solutions that work for you – solutions that last decades beyond the end of treatment. We won’t just listen, nod our heads, and sympathize. We will help you with the hard work ahead as you re-shape and resume your life after a brain injury.
Your family can help you recover and thrive through family-based brain injury treatment. Family members may not know how best to help. In family therapy at the NeuroDevelopment Center, you will have help in communicating with one another and learn how the entire family can help with brain injury treatment and recovery.
Neurofeedback, also called EEG biofeedback or neurotherapy, is a research proven way to help you improve your brain function after brain injury. Neurofeedback is a form of intensive brain training exercise. Although the technology is complex, the process is simple, painless, and non-invasive. It is just learning. You learn to alter your brain activity the same way you learn every other skill – through feedback and practice. Learn more.
Brain injury often results in problems with working memory and attention. Cogmed working memory training is a research-supported way to improve attention and working memory. With this online brain training program, there are a series of engaging working memory games and challenges. The challenges, like most popular videogames, get progressively harder as your skills improve. Cogmed Working Memory Training provides scientifically designed working memory exercise and practice for brain injury treatment. Learn more
Timing matters in the brain. The brain relies on very precise micro-second timing to accomplish its work. Interactive Metronome (IM) is an innovative brain training tool that is used with child and adult patients with neurological conditions that affect cognitive and motor functioning. IM training involves feedback guided practice to hone and fine tune motor timing at increasingly precise levels. There is growing evidence that IM can result in improvement in cognitive and motor skills, attention, and behavior.
Learning and behavior in school can be disrupted after brain injury. Based on the pattern of findings from your neuropsychological assessment, our psychologists can consult with your child’s educational team to provide guidance on how best to help your child learn and thrive in school.
Anxiety and high levels of stress are common after a brain injury. Learning how to better handle stress is an important component of brain injury treatment. Your heart beat is a great “stress-o-meter”. When you are stressed, anxious, or in a negative emotional state, your heart beats in lockstep. The amount of time between heart beats changes very little. When you are calm or in a positive emotional state, the beat to beat interval becomes more flexible. Heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback provides an easy and very concrete way to see how anxious or stressed you are. It also helps you to learn how to reduce arousal and get calm again.
NeuroTracker is a new technology that isolates and trains attention and working memory, without medication! Several early studies have shown significant improvements in attention after seven 15-minute sessions of training with Neurotracker. The training is safe and non-invasive. It engages you in a series of 3D exercises that help improve attention, focus, and awareness. Neurotracker is used by elite athletes around the world to improve their attention and movement tracking while in play. Teams from the NFL, NBA, NHL and EPL employ Neurotracker as do many Olympic and college athletes. Learn more.
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