I found Dr. Effarah after visits with several ophthalmologists and neurologists following a nasty head injury that resulted in a severe concussion. All of the other doctors told me that my problem, halos around lights at night, was something I was going to have to learn to live with. The last ophthalmologist told me about Dr. Effarah, saying that he had helped his nephew with ADHD and maybe he could do something for me. I called Dr. Effarah and described my problem. He felt that it was something he could help me with using neurofeedback. Shortly after I started treatment, I began to experience brief periods of time when the problem disappeared. The periods of time soon became longer, and then the problem disappeared completely. I continued working with Dr. Effarah on an auditory processing problem that was identified through the initial brain map. Dr. Effarah is extremely dedicated and knowledgeable about neurofeedback. His skill and dedication made a very large difference in my life.
J.H. Chicago, Illinois
I can’t say enough about Dr. Effarah and Cognitive Solutions Learning Center. I heard of neurofeedback from a friend and decided to check it out. My daughter had a learning disability and was attending special education classes all through grade school. I was spending $100’s on tutoring as well. Although I noticed some improvement, it wasn’t enough to get her grades above a C. Then I found CSLC and I felt like the mom in the Sylvan commercial. We started my daughter on neurofeedback sessions in the middle of 7th grade. She was never able to get above a C on her report card, but by the end of 7th grade her grades were gradually getting better. By the end of 8th grade she had A’s and B’s. Now she is a senior in high school, has been on the honor roll every year, and she holds a GPA of 3.9. Anyone that has ever struggled with a learning disability should speak to CSLC. It will change your life, and that is no exaggeration.
Thank you so much Dr. Effarah!
J.F. Chicago, Illinois
From the time he was a pre-schooler, it was evident that my very bright son had learning challenges. While he was generally successful in school, he had to work longer and harder than his peers, and his self-esteem was affected. For several years, I sought testing through our public school to identify underlying learning disorders. The school psychologist repeatedly indicated my son was fine and no additional testing was needed. We sought educational testing at Cognitive Solutions to get to the bottom of things. Dr. Goldstein comprehensively tested our son, and determined that he had several discrete, subtle learning problems which could be addressed with specific strategies and minimal school accommodation. Our son was tremendously relieved to have confirmation that he was bright and there were easy ways to be less stressed and more successful. As a result of the services we received at Cognitive Solutions, our son scored well on his high school admission tests, and was accepted in outstanding private and public high schools. He is a happy, successful freshman at a wonderful magnet high school. The educational recommendations which Dr. Goldstein offered are being implemented by the school. We know that we can return to Cognitive Solutions should we have future concerns. Dr. Goldstein and his staff were both brilliant and kind. It was wonderful to have such dedicated allies in assisting our child. We cannot say enough about how valuable Cognitive Solutions has been to our son’s success.
L.B. Chicago, Illinois
Cognitive Solutions has been an amazing asset to our family. I found CSLC on the internet after a lengthy search for qualified evaluators and tutors in the Chicagoland area. Our eldest son was have learning difficulties that needed addressing by qualified professionals. Dr.Goldstein walked us through the process of having our eldest son tested and recommended Jim Gottschalk to work with him. It was a pleasure working with Jim, and our son thoroughly enjoyed the time he spent with him. Jim seemed to really connect with him and bring out the best in his abilities and strengthen the areas he needed help with. Jim has given our son many invaluable tools to help him continue to succeed in school. We have seen an amazing transformation of a child who struggled with grades and performance to a child now getting 9 A’s and 1 B+ on his last two report cards.
A.O. Chicago, IllinoisLearn More