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We help individuals with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia), Autism, Anxiety, and Depression in Chicago, IL. Our programs include neurofeedback, educational therapy, psychotherapy, and psychoeducational and neuropsychological testing.

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Cognitive Solutions offers one on one and group programs in the summer aimed at developing students’ processing abilities, executive functions, and academic weaknesses. Our programs are highly individualized, and designed to help our students reach their full potential. Contact us at 773-755-1775 or for more information on our summer remediation programs.

The Screen Time Debate

Screen Time: How Much Is Too Much? Ari Goldstein, Ph.D. Look around in any waiting room, restaurant, or public space filled with children who are required to wait for a period of time. What percentage of those children are engaged in conversation or play? How many are reading quietly to themselves? Now, how many are…

What Exactly Is A Learning Specialist?

Learning Specialist – Isn’t that just a tutor? By Ari Goldstein, Ph.D. Tutors have existed for as long as man. Elders helping the younger generation learn the skill sets necessary to survive in their environment. Of course, early tutoring focused more on gathering food and creating shelter than on memorizing math tables. Fast forward to…

Neurofeedback: Science or Shamanistic Ritual?

Neurofeedback: Science or Shamanistic Ritual? By Ari Goldstein, Ph.D. The human brain is a fascinating organ that constantly seeks to improve itself. The capacity of the brain to grow and develop in response to environmental stimuli is magnificent. From trepanation to phrenology, behaviorism to psychoanalysis, man has sought to better understand this splendid organ. As…

Treating ADD/ADHD Without Medication

When I was growing up in the 1970’s, there were always boys who were hyper. They couldn’t control their behaviors, responded impulsively to everything placed in front of them, and acted as if driven by little motors constantly running full speed inside their bodies. There were also boys who stared off into space on a regular basis, seeing a whole movie playing behind their eyes. There were girls who flitted around the room like social butterflies, and those who gazed out the window seeing a movie of their own.

Thoughts on Executive Functioning Skills

Thoughts on Executive Functioning Skills By Ari Goldstein, Ph.D. When I first began teaching special education in the early 1990’s, the term executive functioning was unheard of. As a young teacher, I very quickly saw the importance of developing underlying cognitive skills to help my students learn more efficiently. They benefited tremendously from learning better…

Exercise for Depression

“Mens sana in corpore sano” Exercise to Treat Depression and Improve Overall Life Satisfaction “Mens sana in corpore sano” is well known Latin quote meaning “a sound mind in a healthy body”. Here at Cognitive Solutions, we see patients whose symptoms range from mild to severe depression, and after our evaluations with those patients, we…

Neurofeedback for ADHD

Neurofeedback: A Form of Biofeedback Neurofeedback is known by several names, including neurotherapy and EEG biofeedback. As the latter name implies, it’s a type of biofeedback. Biofeedback is described by the National Institute of Mental Health as “a treatment technique in which people are trained to improve their health by using signals from their own…

Do synthetic food colors cause hyperactivity?

Critics blame the additives for triggering behavioral problems in youngsters Food coloring is the reason glace cherries are red rather than beige and that children’s tongues sometimes appear freakishly blue. But man-made dyes may do more than make processed food look vibrant and whimsical. Some blame the additives for triggering behavioral problems in youngsters. Acting…

Treating ADHD Without Drugs: Cognitive Solutions Learning Center in Chicago Offers Non-Medicinal Alternatives

Cognitive Solutions Learning Center, a Chicago based clinic, offers a specialized approach for treating disorders of attention without the use of medication.   Chicago, IL, September 02, 2011 –(– Ari Goldstein, PhD, founder and director of the Cognitive Solutions Learning Center in Chicago, noticed an enormous spike over the past ten years in referrals he received…