Early childhood trauma impairs the development of the brain. The traumatized adoptee presents with emotional dysregulation, academic difficulties, lack of executive functions (i.e., planning, organizing, initiating and stopping actions, anticipating outcomes of actions, forming concepts, planning future behavior, being goal-directed, managing time and space, strategizing, paying attention to and remembering details, ability to cope with changes in routine, ability to cope with unstructured time, ability to follow-through and complete tasks, etc.) Neurofeedback is a computerized therapeutic intervention designed to help "train" the brain to function in a calmer manner with increased attention, focus and reasoning skills. Please visit aboutneurofeedback.com
for more information about this neurotherapy.
Neurofeedback is a therapy that parents can learn to administer at home. The treatment model supported by Attachment and Adoption Therapy Partners is an in-home model of neurofeedback.
Neurofeedback services are initiated with a QEEG. The QEEG is akin to a "GPS" navigation system. It helps identify how brain areas “talk” to one another. Trauma lends to creating brain sites that communicate by talking over one another, or that communicate by not talking enough with one another. Trauma also affects the energy distribution within the brain. Some areas possess excess energy, while other areas operate with too little energy. The QEEG charts the processing speed of the brain. Processing speed is the rate at which an individual can take in a bit of new information, reach some judgment on it and then formulate a response — with reasonable accuracy. Youngsters with an early history of trauma frequently process information with immature processing speed. A QEEG charts the route to recovery. Neurofeedback is made more efficacious and cost-effective when the QEEG steers the service from the start.
Cost for In-Home Neurofeedback: To receive the cost list for the in-home neurofeedback, please contact Arleta James, LPCC at 330.813.2525.
Sibling Group Assessment
When faced with the decision to place siblings together or separately in foster and adoptive homes, agencies can benefit from Adoption and Attachment Therapy Partners professional evaluations and knowledge of adoption, attachment, and trauma issues — lending to placements that are in the best interest of the children involved.
Cost for Sibling Group Assessment: Calculated on a case-by-case basis depending on the number of siblings to be assessed. Please contact Arleta James, LPCC at 330.813.2525 for a cost estimate of your unique case.
Sharing Birth Parent Information
Adoptive parents are often privy to sensitive birth family information. It is difficult to share these details with adopted children. We can help present this information truthfully and sensitively. Depending on the nature of this information, we will conduct bi-weekly 45-minute or 90-minute appointments.
Cost for Sharing Birth Parent Information: $130.00 (45-minute appointments) or $265.00 (90-minute appointments).