We all intuitively know that childhood is a critical window for cognitive development. And research massively backs our intuition. Opportunities to build strengths and resilience are seized–or missed–during the childhood years. And the more we learn, the greater the benefits of addressing cognitive issues during childhood seem to be. To take just one recent example, consider the results of a recent, large-scale and long-term study published in JAMA Psychiatry (also described briefly here). Studying more than 4000 individuals, from birth through age 20, the work revealed that cognitive decline (which we often associate only with old age) can begin in childhood and that such decline is a strong predictor for the development of psychoses such as schizophrenia, which affects up to 3.5 million Americans. The authors stress that early, childhood intervention to build strength in factors such as IQ, memory, understanding and attention may also delay the onset of mental illness.
Neurologics uses the most advanced Brain Mapping and custom neuroengineering technologies to detect the very brain activities that underlie cognition. Our quantitative EEG techniques measure activity in real-time, as your child thinks. We see strengths and opportunities for growth. And then we design programs to support that growth, tailored just for your child’s unique brain. Come learn more, and seize the day for your child.