What is the Integrated Brain Systems Program
Many therapy programs used to treat specific disorders or conditions are often designed to be a one size fits all approach. This does not match the reality that most disorders are not pure in nature in that many disorders or conditions share symptoms and features of other disorders. For instance, children with a diagnosed auditory processing disorder may have deficits in the area of memory systems. If treatment does not include specific interventions that address the memory challenges, then the child will not experience the full benefits of their treatment, because it is only focused on the auditory processing issues.
Using an integrated brain systems approach to assessment allows for a thorough examination of all possible causes of underlying problems and provide integrated treatment in multiple areas to address and remediate these problems. At the center of the IBS treatment approach is neurofeedback training.
The QEEG/Brain Map assessment utilizes a topographical system which correlates well with the Brodmann system. Each individual lead on the brain mapping cap provides brainwave information about areas of the brain that have been identified through the Brodmann system. The Brodmann areas provide a way to divide the cerebral cortex into areas which are based on cortical function. This correlation between location on the brainmap and corresponding location identified through Brodmann, allows the clinician to define functions which may be impacted by brainwave analyze the brainwave information according to All.
“Treating the root causes of problems as opposed to treating symptoms results in better treatment outcomes.”
All the therapeutic interventions used have been studied at great length and are scientifically proven to be successful in the treatment of the specific diagnoses indicated. They are brain-based interventions in the sense that they are designed with a within the framework of using a cognitive approach to treatment. This approach emphasizes that all cognitive and mental activity is controlled by the brain. That is to say that all intellectual activity such as thinking, reasoning, and remembering as well as everything relating to the total emotional and intellectual response of an individual to their external environment, is controlled by the brain. Using this framework, all interventions must consider the cognitive foundations which are at the core of the condition, disorder or delay being treated.
Treating the root causes of problems as opposed to treating symptoms results in better treatment outcomes.