You can pick up a copy on Amazon.com, or have a look at a few chapters before you decide with their “look inside” function”.
Here is the author’s introduction to the book:
“…Child Decoded is nearly flawless in its readability, presentation and storytelling.” — Blue Ink Review
“Where’s the Owner’s Manual?!”What parent hasn’t wished for the manual that goes with her child?And children with complex behavior or learning issues can be even more confounding.The last twenty years have seen a huge increase, not only in children with learning and behavior problems, but in children with bewildering combinations of them. These combinations can defy categorization and resist treatment. Figuring these children out can feel like trying to decrypt anespecially complex code, without a cypher. Even professionals find it challenging.Child Decoded presents a new kind of resource for a new kind of need. It provides parents with a broader understanding of the issues that may be affecting their children, as well as concise information on who can help and how.In this book, you will find:* an extensive, unique checklist system to help you find your starting point* avenues of support you may not have considered* underlying factors that may be worsening your child’s learning or behaviorproblems* common misdiagnoses* which practitioners do what, and what questions to ask of them* descriptions of both Western medicine and alternative medicine solutionsThe experts who contributed to this book are passionate about helping parents understand the full range of options available to them. We now have more insight into the brain than ever before,more understanding of how different factors affect brain function, and more tools we can use to diagnose and treat.”
Steve’s chapter focuses on neurofeedback, his speciality for many years. It starts with an engaging case study about a man named “Norman” whose aggressive behavior was causing the police to be called regularly to hi parent’s home, which was causing jail time for Norman, and legal troubles for his parents.
When Norman began seeing Dr. Rondeau, he was on 3 different medications for autism, intermittent explosive disorder, and anxiety issues. After completing 40 sessions of neurofeedback, he went from weekly arrests to monthly, then to not having the police called at all!
For the rest of the story on Norman, as well as a brief history of neurofeedback and biofeedback, the basics of neurofeedback and neuroscience in terms of brain waves, and even a concise list of questions you might keep in front of you while choosing the proper neurofeedback specialist, you can buy a hard copy of the book on Amazon.com, where it’s also available for kindle.
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