Dr. Mathias Ngwa
Dr. Mathias Ngwa is a Licensed Psychological Associate with an Independent Practice (LPA), a Diplomate and member of the American Board of School Neuropsychology (ABSNP), Certified Practitioner of Rhythmic Movement Training, IASIS Microcurrent Neurofeedback Certified Provider (ICP), EMDR, and Interactive Metronome Provider. He holds a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from the Texas School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Dallas Texas. He provides psychological, neuropsychological/school diagnostic testing, bariatric and spinal cord pain stimulation evaluations. His psychotherapy approach incorporates an eclectic mind-body and spiritual orientation. He covers a population that includes children, adolescents, and adults with psychiatric, learning disability, psychosomatic, neurodevelopmental, and other sensorimotor, emotional and behavior problems. Of special interest to him is his provision of psychophysiological treatment with low energy transcranial stimulation neurofeedback for a variety of chronic psychiatric and medical issues. His non-pharmaceutical intervention approach is driven by an integrated and collaborative therapist-family or caregiver approach aimed at empowering the client to improve any emotional and behavioral issues.
What is the initial meeting?
It is the clinical intake to gather background information, history, and expectations. It takes about an hour. Some initial screening tests based on primitive reflex questionnaires and brief dynamic cognitive assessment is carried out. The aim is to gather a comprehensive picture of the problem and evaluate the need for further evaluation and intervention.
What does the second evaluation entail?
Further objective differential assessment on cognitive processes, sensory-motor academic challenges based on the initial clinical interview outcomes. The initial and second phase testing results are used to formulate a treatment plan.
What do I need to know about insurance?
If you want to use insurance, keep in mind that Dr. Mathias Ngwa on board with some carriers and out-of-network with others. Contact Neuroskills Integrated Learning directly for more information. He also takes self-pay for those without insurance or who may have a high deductible.
What is equipping minds?
Equipping minds is a cognitive development program developed by Dr. Carol Brown. It addresses cognitive functions such as visual, auditory processing, attention, logic, and comprehension identified by Dr. Reuven Feuerstein’s theory of structural cognitive modifiability. It constitutes part of the holistic approach to educational therapy. Learners participate in activities including fun games to access and strengthen cognitive processes such as processing speed, working memory, comprehension, and perceptual reasoning. Through her research, Dr. Brown reported working memory and processing speed as the most common weaknesses seen in children with learning challenges. The efficiency of these brain gym exercises is derived by using a holistic approach of applying a daily integration of sound, rhythmic movement, neuroimaging, and visual therapies.
What Somatic Psychotherapy
It is a person-centered approach tailored at differing body types/physical abilities and various context that ranges from mental, physical to public health. It incorporates key processes of mindfulness-based movements, breathing, meditation, spiritual development, and awareness of the value and ethical engagement. These practices promote, attention, self-regulation, resilience, body-awareness, and pro-social behavior. It may provide symptom improvement through relaxation, mindfulness, awareness and empowering therapy to conditions such as fibromyalgia, headaches, anxiety, depression, arthritis, chronic pain, high blood pressure, and cancer recovery. Subtle yoga is a holistic intervention that calms the nervous system, increases mind-body connection, and is trauma-informed. Somatic psychology postulates that the body and mind are one (mind-body) and cannot be artificially separated. Subtle yoga practice provides a connection between the two.
What is Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT)
RMT are movements that mimic exact developmental, rhythmical, smooth, effortless, easy, coordinated, and symmetrical movements that babies and infants automatically make as they grow. They are whole-body movements that could be kneeling and sitting, passive or active. These movements are suitable for everybody despite their level of disability. They provide strong stimulation to different senses that include the vestibular (balance and coordination), proprioceptive (joints and internal organs), and tactile (skin) components. Gradually, individuals tend to make these movements exactly. Asymmetrically uncoordinated or jerky movements may indicate the presence of active primitive reflex and/or cerebellar dysfunction. Evidence-based research indicates that many people have had improvement using RMT for ADD/ADHD hyperactivity, Autism Spectrum, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, schizophrenia, developmental and speech delay, psychosis, cerebral palsy, auditory/sensory processing, emotional and physical challenges such as anxiety, fear, phobias, sleep disorders, bedwetting, PTSD and Parkinson’s disease.
What is Interactive Metronome?
IM is evidence-based training on neuroimaging, rhythm, cognitive, motor skills, and synchronization of key brain networks that enhance communication, motor, and sensory performance. IM may improve functions in attention, working memory, self-regulation, expressive and receptive language, reading comprehension, rate and fluency, sports, academic or work performance, motor coordination, mathematics, executive and upper extremity functions such as Parkinson’s, hemiplegia, hand function, and hand function.
What is the Integrated Listening Focus System (iLS)
It is a non-pharmaceutical, natural tool aimed at improving brain function. The iLS is used in some of the top clinics in the world with individuals of all ages and skills levels. The Integrated Focus System retrains brain parts involved in learning, communication, and movement. It improves neural pathways and our ability to learn and process information. Integrated Listening Focus System influences a broad spectrum of day-to-day functions used to enhance learning challenges that include reading, writing, speech and language, processing and cognitive functions, developmental delays as in Autism Spectrum, Down Syndrome, sleep, stress problems, pre-mature birth, mild traumatic brain injury, stroke, and Parkinson’s rehabilitation.
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Arlington, TX 76006
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