Helping children and adults reach their full potential

Cognitive Solutions Learning Center in Chicago, Illinois offers a staff composed of highly educated trained specialists from a variety of disciplines. Our focus is on proper diagnosis and research based treatment for individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia), Autism, Anxiety, PTSD, and Depression. In addition to comprehensive psychoeducational and neuropsychological testing, our programs include EEG neurofeedback, educational therapy, psychotherapy, tutoring, and executive functioning skills training.

Treatment and Therapy Programs

Learning Disability Tutoring, Treatment and Testing

Our programs are designed to help you reach your full potential! At CSLC we take careful measures to assess your needs and apply them to one of our unique programs: neurofeedback, educational therapy and tutoring, executive functions training and psychotherapy.
View More


We  offer a variety of testing solutions for learning disabilities including: neuropsychological testing, psychoeducational testing, dyslexia testing, ADD/ADHD screenings and standardized examination accommodations testing.
View More


At  Cognitive Solutions Learning Center, we take a highly unique, individualized, research based approach to the testing and treatment of Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD or ADHD).
View More

About Learning Disabilities: Testing, Treatment, and Tutoring

A learning disability, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia, is defined as a disorder in one or more of the basic neuropsychological processes involved in understanding or in using spoken or written language, which may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or…
View More

Get In Touch

Our Chicago office is located at: 2409 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 | (773) 755-1775 | info@helpforld.com
View More



Depression Part II: Therapeutic Treatment Options

According to Dr. Stephen Ildari, author of “The Depression Cure,” the human race is experiencing a global epidemic of depression because, “we were never designed or the sedentary, indoor, sleep-deprived, socially-isolated, fast-food-laden, frenetic pace of modern life.”

What is it Like to Have Both Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

Living with either dyslexia or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), let alone both of them, can be hard, unless you really know how to advocate for yourself and unless you have supportive people in your life.  Dyslexia and ADHD are both conditions that make traditional school environments a challenge…

Depression: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment – Part I

“I have had issues with depression all my life, and it’s probably true to say there was a tendency towards it even when I was very young, during my schooldays. There was often – and this is quite common with comics – a sense of not feeling as if I belonged anywhere.”…

The History of Neurofeedback: Part III

Ever since the 1970’s, when scientists like Dr. Barry Sterman and Dr. Joe Kamiya first demonstrated that patients with epilepsy could avoid seizures by regulating their own brain activity, quantitative electroencephalography, also called neurofeedback, has had a place in medicine. Later, when Dr. Joel Lubar and others demonstrated…

The History of Neurofeedback: Part II

The History of Neurofeedback: Part II Ari Goldstein, Ph.D. Educational Psychologist For far too long, neurofeedback has been viewed as a therapy based more on wishful thinking than science. Perhaps this is because early in its history – in the 1960s and 70s – neurofeedback attracted the attention of those pursuing spiritual growth as well…

The History of Neurofeedback: Part I

How does Neurofeedback work? Why is it so effective in treating brain conditions as varied as ADHD, traumatic brain injury, seizures and learning disabilities? And so on. In the interest of answering these and other questions, we thought we’d start with the history of this remarkable, non-medicinal treatment for the brain known as Neurotherapy now available in Chicago.

Summer Classes Forming Now

Cognitive Solutions offers one on one and group programs in the summer aimed at developing students’ neuropsychological functioning, processing abilities, executive functions, and academic weaknesses. Our programs are highly individualized, and designed to help our students reach their full potential. Our programming is designed for students diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD or ADHD), learning disabilities (dyslexia,…

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…

Natural Treatment For Attention Deficit Disorders 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…

Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD or ADHD) manifests itself through two main characteristics: inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity. These symptoms, as well as the others that often accompany them, can cause numerous problems in a person’s day-to-day life. These problems include the inability to maintain stable relationships, poor performance at work, difficulty organizing and planning, and…

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 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 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 –(PR.com)– 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…