NeuroCognitive Processing is an innovative model developed by
Dr. Lise’ DeLong Ph.D., CPCRT, NCP that combines the neurofeedback training with cognitive rehabilitation training designed to simultaneously help both cognitive and physiological systems.
|Used with her clients for the past twelve years, pre-existing neuro-pathways are strengthened through the feedback system, neurofeedback training, while the cognitive rehabilitation program is improving attention, processing speed, memory, hand-eye coordination, visual discrimination, executive function, visual memory, auditory discrimination, and auditory comprehension. Unlike typical neurofeedback programs where clients engage in passive cognitive activities such as watching a video while undergoing neurofeedback training, NeuroCognitive Processing training is designed to simultaneously treat both systems resulting in a more attentive, focused mind.
|We address two cortical states: focused and alert or relaxed.|
|Any disorder stresses the Central Nervous System; therefore one is not able to differentiate between being relaxed enough to fall asleep or focused enough to stay alert and pay attention.||In times of physiological or emotional stress the body reverts to one cortical brainwave state of chronic stress therefore as we retrain the individual to react to the stress in a different manner the characteristics of these diagnoses will decrease.|
|After addressing the symptoms we retrain the brain
to ‘remember’ how to relax and how to pay attention
and remediate learning methods for mental function.
These disorders may include:
Cognitive rehabilitation is improving attention, processing speed, memory, hand-eye coordination, visual discrimination, executive function, visual memory, auditory discrimination and auditory comprehension.
Biofeedback and Neurofeedback training is coupled with Relaxation techniques including Autogenics, Visualization, Entrainment Music and Diaphragmatic Breathing to decrease stress and anxiety and improve sleep.
The First Step in creating a NeuroCognitive Processing program involves comprehensive testing to have an individualized cognitive profile. That profile is then used to develop a cognitive rehabilitation program that will be administered while the client is receiving neurofeedback training. The client’s brainwave activity is monitored during the neurofeedback training and adjustments are made in the treatment protocol as the client’s performance shows maximum benefit with the current threshold settings. The same process is used to achieve maximum benefit from the cognitive rehabilitation program. The program is changed on a regular basis to stimulate various cognitive functions and to maintain cognitive stimulation.
Tests used to develop the individualized cognitive profile is then used to develop the cognitive rehabilitation program which will vary among clients as age and presenting condition will influence the assessment tools used. Every individual will complete two or three tests prior to beginning the NeuroCognitive Processing treatment program. Frequently used tests include but are not limited to the following: PPVTIII (receptive language), the K-Bit (test for intelligence), the SCAN-C or A (auditory processing), and the Woodcock Test of Auditory Discrimination.
Clinics are now located in
Brentwood and Walnut Creek, California (S.F. Bay Area).