Our staff, including a DAN! Clinician, Neurodevelopmental Optometrist and Neuropsychologist, serve patients with disorders including, but not limited to:
Dizziness, Vertigo, Chronic Headaches, Migraines, Dyslexia, Sensory Integration Disorders, Post-Concussion and Head Injury, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain Disorders, ADD/ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
Vision rehabilitation therapy
If your child is struggling with reading even though you know he or she is intelligent, it could be the result of a hidden and undetected visual skills deficiency. Poor visual skills are the most overlooked reason why a child struggles in school. Research shows that 80% of children who are reading-disabled have a visual skill deficiency. Even if the eye doctor says that your child has 20/20 vision, he or she may have poor visual skills. Very few eye doctors have the specialized training needed to detect and to treat this vision-related reading and learning problems. Adults may also benefit from Vision Rehabilitation Therapy if they have suffered vision problems related to stroke, Parkinson's disease, or age-related vision problems. Download Brochure
Learning-Related Vision Problems, Education & Evaluation
Vision, Learning & Dyslexia
Efficacy of Optometric Vision Therapy
Efficacy of Vision Therapy for Specific Visual Dysfunctions
Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia & Learning
Visual Factors in Academic Performance
Vision & Learning Summary
Teacher's Vision Screening Form
The neurotherapy program / neurofeedback
Neurotherapy ("Neurofeedback" or "Brain Biofeedback") is an empirically-validated therapy technique that enables the patient to alter brainwave patterns in order to treat disorders related to brain dysregulation syndromes. It can help in a variety of conditions, such as: Depression/PTSD, Anxiety/Panic, Stress/Relaxation Problems, ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Cognitive Problems, Headaches/Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Peak Performance (athletic/academic). Download Brochure
Treating Migraines with Neurofeedback - Clinical Study
International Society for Neurofeedback & Research
Visual enhancement training for athletes
Visual skills are key to an athlete's timing, coordination, and overal performance in any sport. Professional athletes utilize sports vision training in order to achieve superior results. The VETA Program is based upon the latest scientific research. Numerous studies have shown that visual enhancement training directly leads to improved visual skills and improved performance across a wide range of sports. The U.S. Special Forces, U.S. Olympic Teams and many professional athletes from various sports use visual training. Download Brochure
Biofeedback is a technique that trains people to improve their health by controlling certain bodily processes that normally happen involuntarily, such as heart rate, muscle tension, and skin temperature. Electrodes attached to your skin measure these processes and display them on a monitor. Patients can then learn to control these functions for improved mental and physical health. The Center provides Biofeedback Health Services with the following physiological functions: heart rate (ECG), heart rate variability HRV), skin conductance (GSR), skin temperature, respiration, and muscle tension (EMG). Biofeedback can help with migraines, tension headaches, anxiety, panic, stress, and insomnia.
food sensitivity testing
Sensitivity to foods is an abnormal response to a food component triggered by the immune system in the form of immunoglobulin, (IgG), representing a delayed type hypersensitivity reaction. Food hypersensitivity may be caused by many factors such as stress, infection, overeating, artificial preservatives, additives, fungicides, molds, pesticides, antibiotics, and environmental pollutants. Among the many organs involved, the skin, gut, and respiratory tract are most affected by food hypersensitivity reactions. Food hypersensitivity contributes to many health problems and complaints, some of which include fatigue, migraine headaches, abdominal pain, asthma, irritable bowel, eczema, rashes, and anxiety. Identifying and avoiding foods to which a person is sensitive can solve many of these problems.
The Comprehensive Food Sensitivity Panel is a blood test which measures serum concentration of certain antibodies specific to 96 foods. The patient’s blood is drawn at a local laboratory and then is shipped to Alletess Laboratory in Rockland, MA for analysis and interpretation.
If you have any questions about this test, please call the NeuroSensory Center at 570-763-0054.
Nutritional status is a vital foundation of health and performance. Vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant deficiencies have been shown to suppress the function of the immune system. Even if you eat a balanced diet, exercise and take a multivitamin you could still have nutrient deficiencies. Factors that could affect your nutritional status are: 1) Your biochemical individuality (your micronutrient requirements may be quite different than the requirements of someone else). 2) Absorption (you may not absorb vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants properly). 3) Chronic illness (health conditions can be affected by micronutrient deficiencies). 4) Aging (our micronutrient requirements change as we age). 5) Lifestyle (excessive physical activity, prescription drugs, smoking, alcohol, and sedentary habits all impact micronutrient demands).
How do you know that you are getting the vitamins and minerals that your body needs? The doctors at the NeuroSensory Center can order a test that determines your nutrient status at the cellular level. Micronutrient Testing is a blood test that measures how micronutrients are actually functioning within your white blood cells and will test for 33 different vitamins, minerals, and metabolites. The comprehensive nutritional panel also assesses total antioxidant function, the ability of cells to resist damage caused by free radicals and other forms of oxidative stress. Blood is drawn at the patient’s laboratory of choice and then it is sent to Spectracell Laboratory in Houston, Texas where it is analyzed and interpreted.
Numerical and graphic representations for each result are incorporated and repletion suggestions are offered based on any deficiencies. Also included with your test results are easy-to-understand supplement information that explains the role of each deficient nutrient found, deficiency symptoms, and how to obtain that nutrient in food. If you have any questions, please call the NeuroSensory Center at 570-763-0054.
The food we eat is the single most important factor impacting our health. Eating foods that trigger the immune system (such as any of the top allergens which include peanuts, tree nuts, milk and dairy products, wheat, eggs, soybeans, fish, and shellfish) causes inflammation which leads to chronic disease. To reverse this assault on the immune system, we must neutralize inflammation in the body. One has to eat smart to neutralize the inflammation that causes disease.
One of the top allergens causing inflammation and chronic disease in the bodies of people who are sensitive to it is wheat. Wheat contains gluten and it is this protein molecule which some people have difficulty digesting. Gluten is not only found in wheat, but also in rye, barley, and spelt and products derived from these grains. In their pure form, oats do not contain gluten, but commercial oats are almost always contaminated with wheat.
Casein (the protein molecule found in milk and other dairy products) and soy are also digested poorly in the intestinal tract of some people. If a protein is not broken down properly into amino acids, it will form long-chain peptides. These peptides can leak into the blood stream through a leaky gut. The body then recognizes these as “foreign invaders”, and the immune system attempts to fight them off. This in turn causes inflammation, which sets the stage for autoimmune disorders and other chronic diseases.
As you can see, highly allergenic foods as mentioned above can be a contributing factor to many health problems. Some of those seen at the NeuroSensory Center are Fibromyalgia and Chronic fatigue, Migraines/Headaches, and ASD (autism spectrum disorder), to name a few. In order to begin a road to recovery, it is important to identify these food allergens (through food sensitivity testing) and begin an elimination diet.
If you have any questions, please call the NeuroSensory Center at 570-763-0054.
heavy metal testing
Urine toxic analysis is an invaluable tool for the assessment of retention of toxic metals in the body and for monitoring detoxification therapy. Toxic metals do not have any useful physiological function, they adversely affect virtually every organ system, and they disrupt the homeostasis of nutrient elements.
Analysis of the levels of toxic metals in urine after the administration of a metal detoxification agent is an objective way to evaluate the accumulation of toxic metals. Acute metal poisoning is rare. More common, however, is a chronic, low-level exposure to toxic metals that can result in significant retention in the body that can be associated with a vast array of adverse health effects and chronic disease.
If urine testing for heavy metals is recommended, you will be requested to send a urine specimen to Dr’s Data, a laboratory in Chicago, IL, for analysis and interpretation. Detailed instructions will be given to you at our Center if this test is indicated.
If you have any questions, please call the NeuroSensory Center at 570-763-0054.
Psychotherapy for Adolescents and Adults
Psychotherapy (counseling) services are provided for adolescent and adult ndividuals and couples. Dr. Bohlander is a Licensed Psychologist with 22 years of experience in working with problems from anxiety and depression to marital and parenting issues, in a confidential and supportive therapeutic environment.
psychological & neuropsychological assessment
The Center provides specific types of psychological and neuropsychological testing services, including testing of personality problems, memory, and attention. Call 570.763.0054 for more information about these services.
Audio Visual Entrainment (AVE)
Audio-visual entrainment, sometimes called “braindriving”, is a technique that can be used to produce temporary alterations in brainwave states. Visual and auditory stimuli, presented through headphones and special goggles and driven by a portable computerized control unit, can be used to either lower or raise the activity level of the brain. The results of these changes in brainwave states can produce relaxation, meditative states, decreased anxiety, improved mental focus, and other beneficial states, depending upon the specific software program chosen by the client. After being demonstrated in the office, AVE units are then used in the home setting to achieve desired brainwave states. AVE units can be leased or purchased from The NeuroSensory Center.