7 12, 2015

Brain Changers in the News

By |December 7th, 2015|ADD (AD/HD), Anxiety Disorder, Behavioral Disorder, Brain Function, Christian Counseling, Migraine, Neurofeedback, News & Events, Wellness|Comments Off on Brain Changers in the News|

Galveston Brain Changers – Business Spotlight
Managing ADHD without Medications — an Interview with Dr. Stephanie McClung 
Moving Heaven and Earth – Dr. Stephanie McClung and Mindy Fritz
Brain Changers’ Effective Integrated Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
Brain Changers Launches Website Providing Information on Effectively Treating Anxiety, Migraine, ADD (ADHD), Behavioral Disorders, and More.

27 08, 2014

Does My Child Have a Learning Disability?

By |August 27th, 2014|ADD (AD/HD), Behavioral Disorder, Learning Disability, News & Events|Comments Off on Does My Child Have a Learning Disability?|

As parents post pictures of their children on this first day back to school, I can’t help but wonder how many parents are already dreading the first phone call from the teacher about their child’s behavior in class or the impending meltdown when she is struggling with homework.
When a child misbehaves in school or does not complete their work as assigned, adults will often label it AD/HD or a Behavioral Disorder. However, the underlying issue may be a Learning Disability. Behaviorally, the symptoms may appear the same. The brain function issues causing the symptoms can actually be something very different.

Pre-K and Kindergarten:
As early as pre-K or Kindergarten, a child with a learning disability may begin to display a learned helplessness. Rather than fail, he may simply not attempt the assignment. The teacher may describe your child as impulsive, inattentive, easily distracted, or lazy.
On the other hand, especially if your child is quiet and compliant, she may rush through an assignment and receive a poor grade. It is often assumed that if she would just slow down, she would do much better. The truth of the matter is that she may not be able to complete the assignment because of a learning disability, and hurrying is her way of complying with the rules.

As a child with a learning disability progresses through school, he or she will begin to fall further behind each year. A child’s intelligence level, his ability to process information, and the severity of the learning disability will all help determine how early a disability is diagnosed.
Typically, between 2nd and 3rd grade, the learning disabled child may begin to complain about going to school, homework becomes a source of [...]

24 07, 2014

Transformative Education and Mental Health

By |July 24th, 2014|ADD (AD/HD), Anxiety Disorder, Behavioral Disorder, Depression, Learning Disability, News & Events|Comments Off on Transformative Education and Mental Health|

Many children and teens struggle with mental health issues which can make traditional education a daily burden that aggravates symptoms. As the mother of a daughter who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 9th grade, I know all too well the stress of worrying about a child’s physical and mental health while trying to meet the attendance and academic requirements of the school, district, and state.
When brain function is out of balance, the chemicals produced in the brain are also out of sync. Children and teens who deal with anxiety, depression, learning disability, ADHD, behavioral disorder, or any disorder that involves brain function may have to work very hard to accomplish even the simplest of activities. This is because the brain is working so laboriously to perform daily tasks.

Click here for a more complete list of disorders treated by Brain Changers
Traditional education has rigorous expectations with regard to time structure, behavior, academic requirements, and socially accepted norms. This is understandable, given the federal and state requirements for students, teachers, and the education facility as a whole.
Transformative education refers to education that falls outside of the normal expectations typically found in most public and private schools. Because transformative education allows for flexibility in scheduling and academic requirements, it can be very beneficial for students who struggle in the traditional school.
Two Examples of Transformative Education
The MorningStar Academy is an online, private Christian school that is fully accredited. Students have access to a virtual teacher for help, they are required to complete daily assignments, and grades are based upon individual assignments and evaluations.  This type of setting is ideal for the student who requires multiple breaks during the day or who otherwise needs [...]

2 07, 2014

ADHD: Interview on KVCE 1160 AM

By |July 2nd, 2014|ADD (AD/HD), News & Events|Comments Off on ADHD: Interview on KVCE 1160 AM|

Dr. McClung was recently interviewed by Dyral McGriff and The Gospel Roundtable on KVCE 1160 AM.  She spoke about ADHD, the symptoms, misdiagnosis, and some reasons for medication side effects. She also talked with them about other effective treatment options, including neurofeedback.

                              Click here or on the link below to listen to the interview with Dyral McGriff and the Gospel Roundtable.

Contact Brain Changers today to see how we can help!

25 03, 2014

Peak Performance Testimonial from Producer and Creator of “Cheaters”

By |March 25th, 2014|ADD (AD/HD), News & Events, Peak Performance, Testimonials|Comments Off on Peak Performance Testimonial from Producer and Creator of “Cheaters”|

I’m Bobby Goldstein, Executive Producer and creator of Cheaters and the CEO of an independent oil and gas exploration company. I am also the father of 7 children!
I stumbled upon neurofeedback to assist a loved one with an alcohol problem and noticed that neurofeedback was also used for athletes and high energy business people (Peak Performance Training). I’ve alway had a need to improve performance and focus, so I thought I’d give neurofeedback a try.
I’ve recently completed a 100 session treatment and am happy to report to you how effective and helpful it has been. I can now do things that I always thought impossible – participating in a long conversation without the ADHD type tendencies I’ve long had, and I can read a book from start to finish without having to constantly start over. I’ve always had a high productivity quotient, but since neurofeedback, it seems that all of what I do is completed with less struggle and much more ease.
The staff at Brain Changers suggested that much of the good I report was achievable, but of course, I was skeptical. My performance continues to improve several months after my last session. Stephanie and Mindy, at Brain Changers, are solid, experienced professionals who understand the human condition and how to treat it with this advanced application.
If you suffer from any of the conditions listed on Brain Changers website or just want to improve your game, whatever it may be, you would penny wise and pound foolish not to utilize this service. I highly recommend it and know you will, too, once you’ve completed the recommended protocols.
Please feel free to contact me if you want to discuss any of my [...]

18 03, 2014

Parent Testimonial for Brain Changers

By |March 18th, 2014|ADD (AD/HD), Attachment Disorder, Behavioral Disorder, News & Events, Testimonials|Comments Off on Parent Testimonial for Brain Changers|

I’m am so excited to have found Stephanie and Mindy!!!
After 10 years of searching for an effective treatment for my son ( now 15 in 9th grade) I found Brain Changers! Today I went to my son’s parent – teacher conferences and for the first time in his school career, I came out with a smile!!!
Words cannot express my gratitude to Brain Chahngers for giving my son a drug free, permanent solution to his emotional and behavioral issues. They treat the root cause of his issues and today every single teacher noticed positive changes after just one month of treatments. We still have a long way to go but I’ve never experienced such results.
My son had previously been in two different inpatient residential treatment programs for 18 months and 12 months respectively with no real success. He was diagnosed with AD/HD, conduct disorder and Reactive Attachment Disorder. Our family has had YEARS of frustration and despair.
Finally I see a light at the end of the tunnel. His brain map (qEEG) clearly showed the source of the problem. Literally one month later my child has is noticeable calmer, more compliant, laughing more and is more confident in school.
Thanks to Brain Changers, I know he will be a successful, fully functioning member of society. Stephanie and Mindy are a loving and caring team of professionals!
Thank you both for giving my family the much needed hope and true tangible results.
Kimela Robertson
Fairview, Texas

Contact us today to see how we can help your teen! 409-300-3113

3 12, 2013

Help for Learning Disabilities

By |December 3rd, 2013|ADD (AD/HD), Learning Disability, News & Events|Comments Off on Help for Learning Disabilities|

Do you worry that your child doesn’t seem to be doing well in school? Are you concerned because a teacher or counselor from the school called to set up a meeting to discuss your child’s behavior and grades? Does your child have a melt-down when it comes time to read or complete homework?

If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you are not alone. According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, there are approximately 2.4 million students in the United States who struggle with a Learning Disability.
How is a Learning Disability related to brain function?
Research has shown that learning disabilities are related to brain function issues. In order to process information accurately, brain waves need to function at a typical rate. When the brain waves are out of balance, handling information too quickly or too slowly, it can affect learning.

Additionally, in order to process information correctly, different areas of the brain must communicate with one another. If the rate at which these regions of the brain share information is too fast or too slow, learning may be very difficult.
How can neurofeedback help?
Neurofeedback is very effective therapy for Learning Disabilities! Brain Changers utilizes neurofeedback therapy to retrain brainwaves that are functioning too quickly or slowly, as well as help improve the way in which the different areas of the brain communicate with each other. After treatment, we have seen many students gain confidence and success in the classroom!
Read testimonials here!
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19 11, 2013

Testimonial: Dyslexia and ADHD

By |November 19th, 2013|ADD (AD/HD), Learning Disability, Testimonials|Comments Off on Testimonial: Dyslexia and ADHD|


When attending a meeting with our child’s 1st grade teacher, we were told that it appears there was some sort of learning disability. All I could think was, “No. Not again.” She was our youngest and our fifth child to be told this.

We knew all too well the struggles that come from dyslexia & ADD. All of our children were tested and were found to have a high IQ, but they all had dyslexia. Dyslexia, outwardly, may look very different from a high IQ. No amount of accommodations make up for the high level of frustration these children deal wtih every day.

I had been told about neurofeedback. I did some research and found Brain Changers. I called and talked with Dr. McClung. She was very helpful, informative, and kind.

It was a big decision, as we live two hours away.  They worked with us on appointment times, and they were very accommodating.

Our child is now reading on her own and doing homework by herself. Her teacher was amazed at her progress. Before neurofeedback, our daughter was extremely shy. Now, she has been in school plays and is cheerful and outgoing.

I really like the fact about no harmful medication and no bad side effects. It was the best decision for our child. It’s well worth the investment in anyone’s life.

Jeannie Mars, mother of 7 year old

13 06, 2013

Learning Disability: Research on Effectiveness of Neurofeedback

By |June 13th, 2013|ADD (AD/HD), Asperger's, Learning Disability|Comments Off on Learning Disability: Research on Effectiveness of Neurofeedback|

At least 1 in 10 schoolchildren are affected by a learning disability. Telling a child with a learning disability to try harder, pay closer attention, or improve motivation on their own will not work. A learning disability, or learning disorder, is not a problem with intelligence. Learning disabilities are caused by a difference in the brain that affects how information is received, processed, or communicated. Children and adults with learning disabilities have trouble processing sensory information, because they see, hear, and understand things differently.
Brain Changers effectively works with both children and adults who struggle with a range of Learning Disabilities, including Dyslexia. Research clearly supports the same effective results that our clients consistently experience with neurofeedback treatment for a multitude of Learning Disabilities, including Dyslexia.

Dyslexia: What does it mean if my child has Dyslexia?
Below are two abstracts for research projects that demonstrate the effectiveness of neurofeedback  for treatment of learning disability:
Neurofeedback for Elementary Students with Identified Learning Problems  Peter C. Orlando, PhD, Richard O. Rivera, BS
Introduction. The goal of this research was to ascertain whether basic reading, reading comprehension, the reading composite, and IQ scores could be improved using neurofeedback. Pre-test and post-test reading and cognitive assessments were administered to sixth, seventh and eighth graders identified as having learning problems. Control and experimental groups were chosen at random. With the exception of three students, every student in the control and experimental group had previously been diagnosed with Specific Learning Disability or as Other Health Impaired according to State and Federal guidelines for special education services. The three students were medically diagnosed as having ADD (AD/HD) and were on a 504 Accommodation Plan.
Method. The research began in late August 2001 with securing administrative and parental permissions. [...]

2 05, 2013

Exciting Progress on the Insurance Front: Is Neurofeedback Covered by Insurance?

By |May 2nd, 2013|ADD (AD/HD), Neurofeedback, News & Events|Comments Off on Exciting Progress on the Insurance Front: Is Neurofeedback Covered by Insurance?|

It has long been established that neurofeedback is an effective treatment without medication for many disorders. There are many research studies to support this fact. Additionally, insurance companies provide a CPT code for neurofeedback; in spite of this, there is an ongoing problem with insurance company refusal to reimburse for neurofeedback therapy.

ISNR and the Battle for Insurance Reimbursement:
Beginning in 2012, ISNR became involved in discussions with United Health Care on insurance reimbursement for neurofeedback. In a related effort, the ISNR Board of Directors commissioned Ed Pigott, PhD to author a white paper on a comprehensive meta-analysis comparing the effectiveness of neurofeedback to behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and stimulant medication for treatment of ADHD.
This white paper was created to fulfill several needs, the first being for a thorough documentation of neurofeedback efficacy that was presented to United Health Care during the insurance reimbursement meetings. Another need was for a comprehensive document that neurofeedback practitioners could access for insurance appeals and insurance parity requests on behalf of their clients. This paper also provides a current reference list of neurofeedback studies for ADHD, and it addresses issues related to appropriate research designs for learning-based treatments such as neurofeedback.
For access to the site, white paper, and insurance letter kit click: ISNR White Paper Insurance Reimbursement . You may print and send this to your provider to encourage coverage for neurofeedback or to assist in reimbursement for already paid services.

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Brain Changers Offers Treatment:
Brain Changers offers a full range of non-medication Holistic Medicine based treatments that include Neurofeedback and Counseling. The greatest benefit comes from a combination of therapies toward improved health and wellness. Please [...]