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Jun 16, 2022

On this week’s episode of the Soaring Child Podcast, we had a conversation with Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge. Dr. Roseann is a Connecticut Certified School Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and Board Certified Neurofeedback Provider (BCN). We discussed the importance of the very complex tool for treating kids with disabilities called neurofeedback. Research has actually shown that neurofeedback is far more effective and safer to use than psychostimulants, which are more than likely to have a side effect. 

Neurofeedback is a process that changes the brainwaves in a child’s brain using measurement and reinforcement. People are wary of changing the electrical movement in their child’s brain, but research has shown that neurofeedback provides an abundance of benefits. Dr. Roseann explains how the procedure works and how it has been under major scrutiny by medical scientists and professionals.

 

Takeaways: 

[1:14] What is neurofeedback

[8:52] Targeting working memory for neurofeedback

[20:55] How neurofeedback is effective for kids with ADHD

[23:41] Why care providers are not sharing this information

[29:10] At-home neurofeedback

 

 

Where to find Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge:

https://drroseann.com/

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Memorable quotes:

 “It’s based on operative conditioning. That when you give somebody a reward, they are more likely to repeat that behavior. And the brain is the same; it learns it.”

“So that’s neurofeedback. You just reinforce the brain for changing from an unhealthy to healthy brainwave, and it’s very possible and it’s lasting. You can directly target very specific regions.”

“The brain then creates a new set point, a new homeostasis, and it’s able to function at a higher rate outside of the neurofeedback session on its own.”

“I was like, this is amazing. I haven’t slept, you know, because my baby was up, and I could just do this neurofeedback in my frontal lobes, and I can feel alert and I can feel good.”

“If anything in this podcast is opening your mind, to other possibilities, that nutrition and nutrients are the foundation to build the brain. And sometimes those things alone can rectify things.”

“There’s so much amazing research of kids with ADHD getting neurofeedback, and we know that it improves inattention, we know that it improves impulsivity, and we even know for kids that are moody or anxious, that it can improve those kinds of components.”

“Why aren’t primary care providers sharing that diet has to be the foundation? The diet feeds the brain. And then when you can reduce the inflammation in the body, bringing in therapies like neurofeedback to really optimize that brain, why isn’t that, you know?

 “Since 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics says neurofeedback is a level 1 intervention, the same as psych meds… but pediatricians are not telling parents that.”

 

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