Empirical Studies from American, European universities, hospitals, neuroscientist, medical doctors, psychologist & engineers for the last 70 years are now evidently effective. Many have tried other therapies and finally they try neurofeedback. Better still ISF neurofeedback. All have told me, "I wished I started first with neurofeedback, either to save time or money. Simply put. Many therapies tried to activate speech from zero sounds/speech via speech therapy, sonrise, ABA but failed in the most severe of cases, yet we activated speech, calmed the sensories, reduced chronic pain. Neurofeedback achieved it, replicated it and replicated again! The brain is like a radio station. If you want to attain frequency FM90.5, you have to accurately tune 90.5 to get loud, clear sounds. Because neuroplasticity exist the road to recovery exist. We may be the road less travelled but surely hope begins with us.
Roots: "Infra Slow Fluctuation" Neurofeedback friends.
Psychologist graduated from University of Victoria, BC, Canada. Behavioral Psychology is in my blood. 1992, started volunteering at autism homes in BC, Canada from undergraduate years. Former education representative for many Canadian Institutions 1995, Pioneered online learning in 2000 with Mediaworks, a subsidiary to of Mediacorp. School Advisory Committee in Singapore for 8 years. Brought teachers & secondary school kids on learning journeys to Vietnam.
I believe that EVERY BRAIN HAS A CHANCE. It all starts here, the brain. Since Neurofeedback is a top down therapy. I have combines neurofeedback with therapeutic thai massage. Yes I am also a thai massage professionall, certified by the Thai Government. Recently, I have completed my combination of mind body package by adding Raymedy, an intelligent device platform for healthcare monitoring and treatment with digital prescriptions.
If the parent puts in the time, I will get your kid on track again.
The tough ones are the fun ones.
Dr. Thomas Collura, creator of most of the hardware I use.
Dr. Collura has over 35 years experience as a biomedical engineer and neurophysiologist. He has conducted clinical research and development and system design, in the areas of evoked potentials, microelectronics, human factors, EEG mapping for epilepsy surgery, and neurofeedback. His work integrates philosophy, psychology, biology, computers, and electronics. His graduate work focused on the real-time measurement of visual and auditory evoked potentials, and relationships with selective attention in a vigilance task. He then spent 8 years with AT&T Bell Laboratories as a technical staff member and supervisor in the areas of integrated circuit technology, computer graphics, networking, and man/machine interfaces. He then served from 1988 to 1996 on the Staff of the Department of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he conducted research and development in EEG mapping for epilepsy surgery, long-term EEG monitoring, and DC brain potentials. As a consultant to industry, he has designed software and hardware for computerized tomography, automated radiometry, and automated imaging. Since 1995, he has been founder and president of BrainMaster Technologies, Inc. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, abstracts, and papers. He holds 3 patents and has 3 patents pending, all in the areas of neurofeedback, electrode technology, and evoked potential methods and systems. His current interests focus on research and development of automated neurofeedback systems, evoked potential neurofeedback, and low-cost quantitative EEG. He is currently President of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR).
Thank God for him we can save many kids, adults, students and improve life for all disabled.
Ray McGarthy - USA
Raymond McGarty, expert in addictive disorders and trauma. He has run many treatment programs throughout the United States, including serving as the Clinical Administrator of the Betty Ford Center.
Ray, another Guru who guided me in ISF Neurofeedback in NY & in Arizona. You will benefit for his knowledge.
Mark Smith - LCSW, BCN, QEEG-D (USA)
Founder of ISF - Neurofeedback:
Mark Smith is a licensed clinical social worker, whose early career was established in the world of work, providing clinical services to the nurses, doctors, and staff of NYU Medical Center and Downtown Hospital in New York City. He is the owner and Clinical Director of Neurofeedback Services of New York.
In private practice since 2000, Mark is a leading developer, teacher, and clinician of neurofeedback interventions for a variety of disorders. He was the first to use Z-score training in clinical practice. As an early adopter and developer of Z-score training, he worked closely with Thomas Collura of Brainmaster Inc. and Robert Thatcher from Applied Neuroscience Inc. to develop Z-score neurofeedback interventions for a host of clinical presentations. These protocols are arguably the most frequently used interventions in Z-score training worldwide.