FullCare Program

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The Drake Institute’s FullCare Program is the key to our unprecedented success.

FullCare is a comprehensive, medical, non-drug program that employs a synergy of Brainmap Guided Neurofeedback, Cognitive and Language Rehabilitation, Behavior Modification and Family Support and/or Therapy for Neurophysical disorders such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disorders and Language Deficits.

Our FullCare program is guided by our comprehensive diagnostics. FullCare may include Auditory Language Testing, Psycho-Educational Testing and/or Neuropsychological Testing as needed.

Led by 21st Century Brainmapping technology, our FDA approved diagnostics allow us to pinpoint the specific areas of the brain that are malfunctioning. Our QEEG Brainmapping allows us to treat, efficiently and effectively, only the areas of the brain that require it, unlike medication which treats almost every cell in the body.

To assist families along the FullCare path to recovery we assign everyone a Program Coordinator. Your Program Coordinator manages your treatment plan and monitors progress so that the synergistic elements of treatment can be started at the optimal time for maximum improvement. Your Program Coordinator provides support and guidance to the family, to better enable them to reinforce their family member’s improvements as they occur.

Research has shown that 70% of people suffering with ADHD also suffer from a Secondary Learning Disorder that may include Language Deficits. In order to completely heal you must identify and treat all aspects of the disorder. Our diagnostic process will identify any Primary Disorder, such as ADD or Autism, and will also identify Secondary Disorders such as a Learning Disorder, Auditory Processing Disorder or Language Deficit.

We start by treating the Primary Disorder, and once a certain amount of progress has been made, begin treating the Secondary Disorder concurrently.

As part of the FullCare treatment program, we review the impact of these disorders on the family and provide family counseling and other programs to help integrate the newly healed family member back into the family.

These Neurophysical Disorders disrupt so many areas of the patient’s life, FullCare is essential to maximize the chances of the patient fully healing.

 

Accelerated Treatment Program

6 weeks for ADHD or ADD

8 weeks for Autism Spectrum Disorders

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“David F. Velkoff, M.D., our Medical Director and co-founder, supervises all evaluation procedures and treatment programs. He is recognized as a physician pioneer in using biofeedback, qEEG brain mapping, neurofeedback, and neuromodulation in the treatment of ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and stress related illnesses including anxiety, depression, insomnia, and high blood pressure. Dr. David Velkoff earned his Master’s degree in Psychology from the California State University at Los Angeles in 1975, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta in 1976. This was followed by Dr. Velkoff completing his internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology with an elective in Neurology at the University of California Medical Center in Irvine. He then shifted his specialty to Behavioral Medicine and received his initial training in biofeedback/neurofeedback in Behavioral Medicine from the leading doctors in the world in biofeedback at the renown Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. In 1980, he co-founded the Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine. Seeking to better understand the link between illness and the mind, Dr. Velkoff served as the clinical director of an international research study on psychoneuroimmunology with the UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and the Pasteur Institute in Paris. This was a follow-up study to an earlier clinical collaborative effort with UCLA School of Medicine demonstrating how the Drake Institute's stress treatment resulted in improved immune functioning of natural killer cell activity. Dr. Velkoff served as one of the founding associate editors of the scientific publication, Journal of Neurotherapy. He has been an invited guest lecturer at Los Angeles Children's Hospital, UCLA, Cedars Sinai Medical Center-Thalians Mental Health Center, St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California, and CHADD. He has been a medical consultant in Behavioral Medicine to CNN, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, Univision, and PBS.”

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