The Consultation

  • Learn about the person – their abilities, interests, difficulties and personality
  • Gather information about the history of the struggles, what testing may have been done, what programs or interventions tried, and any results
  • Review any assessments or reports. Identify any report overlap and translate their findings into plain language
  • Connect the results of any assessments with the person’s performance, abilities and difficulties. How do the test results reflect the person’s real life?
  • Learn about how the challenges are affecting the family
  • Assist with the family dynamics around the learning challenges
  • Inform families about alternative methods that work to strengthen weaker brain areas
  • Explain how different methods work based on neuroscience and offer further information on neuroplasticity
  • Provide a road map, based on reports, information from the family and any other facts about the person’s difficulties as to how to proceed forward
  • Provide detailed information about how to access programs, therapies and techniques to help strengthen weaker brain areas and provide options based on the family’s resources, time available, and accessibility

“What a gift. We come into the world an unformed, chaotic, neurological mess. The brain just organizes itself, in a sense, out of the noise. We are raw potential that turns itself into something wonderful, unique and special. Especially if life supports it in all the kinds of ways that elaborate it and refine it and increase its power continuously across its life. We have this gift. In a sense every child born has this great gift. It is wrong of us not to help every child make the most of it.”

~Michael Merzenich, PhD., neuroscientist, professor emeritus at UCSF, Winner of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience