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Frequently Asked Questions
We help families
Treatment from age 2
Rule in/out problems
Reduce family stress
Improve school performance
Better quality of life
Bright Minds Institute is dedicated to
helping children and young adults learn more effectively. Dr.
Fernando Miranda, a cognitive and behavioral neurologist, heads a team
of medical professionals that specialize in the development of children
and young adults. We use comprehensive medical, psychological, and educational
We diagnose and treat:
Attention Disorders in Children (ADD/ADHD)
Attention Disorders in Adults (ADD/ADHD)
Speech and Language Disorders
Developmental Coordination Disorder
Cognitive Guidance for High Achievers
We base our therapy on four distinct evaluations:
1- Cognitive Neurology: Our neurologist will interview and evaluate your child and family as well as review your child's medical records and reports
2- Neurophysiology: Digital EEG and Evoked Potentials (DEEP) Assessment as per Harvard Medical School/ Children's Hospital Boston. We have licensed and piloted this technology which is available solely in our clinic following this four-part evaluation system. Standard EEG, simple and straight forward is available everywhere. Even in most hospitals in Africa.
3- MRI using a 3 tesla scanner
4- Neuropsychology when appropriate
We advise parents and provide directives for:
Each child is unique and should have an individualized
program created to help him/her. In order to create an appropriate program
for each child, an accurate diagnosis is essential.
Our team performs a thorough evaluation and creates
a program that is appropriate for the specific needs of your child.
Our team works in collaboration with parents, teachers, school counselors,
and pediatricians. We identify the problems that are getting in the
way of learning. We formulate a specific, coordinated plan to address
the difficulties so that proper learning can successfully occur.
Treatment may include a combination of: an individualized
educational program, tutoring, behavior modification techniques, therapy,
and medication, if needed.
It is not unusual in children with specific
learning and behavioral problems, that certain connections among nerve
cells and groups of specialized areas of the brain are not yet developed
properly. In many cases, the chemicals and receptors that mediate this
development are deficient. When repaired, and if properly stimulated
by specific methods, the brain develops the appropriate and normal connections.
Normal learning ensues.