submitted by Dr. Maria DiDonato, D.Ed. Psychologist, Achievement & Wellness Center, www.achievewell.net
Andy (not his real name), a 12-year-old, had difficulty at home and school with anger and rage issues, as well as ADHD. Behaviors were often defiant and uncooperative.
He was destructive from a young age. Besides always seeming restless and even anxious, he could not stay on task and was very disorganized. He often reported stomach discomfort. Medication did not seem to be helping all these troubling behaviors, which were negatively affecting him at home and school, both socially and academically.
Parents expressed concern for depression at such a young age. A family friend whose child was benefitting from neurofeedback recommended Andy try this treatment.