Antonio has always been a happy, loving child, but has always had difficulty with children his age and in social situations and appropriate behaviors. Since starting Neurofeedback with Dr. Bell he seems more comfortable in his own skin. His tics are almost gone. He has become increasingly curious about what’s around him; people, his environment. Doing things he never had interest in before, climbing trees, playing with other kids. He has been trying different foods, asking questions, expressing himself, where before he would just cry or cream because he didn’t know how to say what he wanted.
There are still times when he gets frustrated or upset and he still demonstrates ADHD or Autistic behaviors but everyday he does a little better. These things my husband and I thought he’d have to learn to live with aren’t things he has to live with, but things he has been able to overcome, we feel with the help of Dr. Bell and Neurofeedback.
My son has been diagnosed with ADHD. After the official diagnosis, he was put on pharmaceuticals to help his problem. The only reason I gave into this method was because, after doing extensive research, experts said that if a child is not given some sort of medication, he/she will seek out drugs or other detrimental methods to cope with their problem.
In addition to this medicine my son was taking (which made him zombie-like), he was also having to see doctors and counselors. This was very time consuming and expensive.
I was lucky to here of Dr. Bell through one of the school counselors. I did my research, and after believing that neurofeedback could help my son, I called Dr. Bell.
After seeing Dr. Bell for less than one month, my 13 year old son was a new person. He still had his characteristic teen behavior, but his anxiousness, moodiness and inability to focus well had evaporated with Dr. Bell’s treatments. I am so happy we found Dr. Bell.
Sincerely,Susan B. Lopez
I want to share my support for neurofeedback as an effective treatment modality for the treatment of depression, anxiety, autism, PTSD, TBI, and ADHD and the symptoms that accompany these diagnosis.
I have experienced the benefits of neurofeedback for the treatment of my own depression, PTSD and TBI. It was an effective treatment and supported me in no having to use psychotropic medication and endure the side effects of medication.
On a professional level, as a clinical social worker that worked with children that were having difficulties socially, emotionally and academically in the school system, I referred families to neurofeedback along with other treatment options. Many parents did not want their children on psychotropic medications. Some of the children had been on medication and/or medications with varying results. Some children could not tolerate the side effects. Some children had positive results for short time and then the medications stopped working or the side effects became intolerable with increased dosages when tolerance had increased.
I have witnessed excellent results from neurofeedback treatment in children that have followed through with treatment. One example is that of a child with autism. This child had such high anxiety that he would often use various avoidance tactics to avoid coming to school and would also become physically ill with anxiety when it was nearing time to go to school. In addition to anxiety he also was agitated, inattentive and as socially awkward and was unable to decipher social cues. He experienced very little success at the school academically or socially, even though he was intelligent. He was often teased by his peers for his social awkwardness. This child’s parents took him to neurofeedback to treat his anxiety and inattentiveness. The child, his parent’s, his teacher’s and I witnessed a reduction in his level of anxiety and inattentiveness. He did not avoid coming to school as much and was rarely tardy due to avoidance. As he continued with his treatment, I also witnessed a dramatic improvement in his social interactions and academic success. He made more eye contact, he participated in two way conversations with peers instead of reciting information back. As he picked up on social cues he behaved in a more age appropriate and socially acceptable manner, his peers stopped teasing him and he started making friends.
This is one of the many successes I’ve seen with treatment of neurofeedback by Dr. Bell. Neurofeedback fixes the problem instead of medicating the problem and is less expensive over a lifetime.
Sincerely,Stephanie Kelly, MSW, LISW
I am a teacher at Salazar Elementary School and have had several students who have benefited from the neurofeedback therapy services provided by Dr. Pam Bell. They have had various diagnosis including ADHD, and other psychological disorders. My students demonstrated improvement in their ability to focus and complete tasks more readily and those behaviors helped improve their self-esteem and ability to participate more fully in their educational setting.
My adopted daughter, was also a patient of Dr. Bell’s for over a year. She had been taken into protective custody as an infant and had experienced some significant physical abuse. Dr. Bell was able to observe the brain functions that were compromised from her abuse and offer neurofeedback that improved her social skills and help her deal with impairments that affected her ability to process mathematical skills as well.Ms. Ballard