Dianne Kosto is a mom on a mission. When her youngest son was in the 3rd grade, she noticed he was having challenges in school with impulsivity and ADHD like symptoms, refused to participate in math class and would rather read instead of attending his other classes.
It was very difficult for him to remain focused, and his condition would only escalate to more impulsive behavioral issues, outbursts, and even declining school grades. He was always well-liked by students and teachers, however, it was very frustrating for him not to be able to learn at the rate of his fellow classmates.
At the time, Dianne was a single mother to her two boys and she was determined to give her sons a stable and supportive environment. Dianne was uncomfortable labeling her son’s behavior, and unwilling to succumb to the advice that she medicate him. As her son grew older, she felt inadequate in controlling and restraining his behavior. She enrolled him in multiple school environments in hopes of finding one that would work. Eventually, she sent him to Camden Military School in Camden, SC.
Then, one day, the administrators called Dianne because her son wouldn’t comply with school regulations and had to leave. She did not know what to do. Her next step was to send her son to a Christian school thousands of miles away in St. George, Utah that serves struggling teens. Again, she was called and told that her son was on probation; he only had one more chance. This was the end of the road; Dianne was determined to find an answer, she had no other choice.
What she learned would change her and her son’s life forever.
She discovered children with behavior and cognitive disorders have higher rates of irregular EEG brain waves. This creates abnormalities in attention, memory processes, drowsiness, and movement control.
If one could train the brain to transform unhealthy, abnormal brain waves into a normal, healthy pattern, then the brain would become more stable operating efficiently and optimally. Through her research, she learned about Neurofeedback. This is a form of strength training exercises for the brain that is fun and effective for all ages. What intrigued Dianne was neurofeedback was a scientifically proven, drugless, non-invasive program. It appears this form of training has assisted children struggling with characteristics associated with impulsivity, ADHD, autism, learning concerns, migraines, mental focus, and concussions. She knew from that moment that this method was the right path, it just felt right.
She completed the required training to become a certified neurofeedback provider, packed up her car and traveled cross-country to Utah to her son. She did not know anyone in the area, so she rented an apartment for five months. In cooperation with the academy, she conducted neurofeedback training sessions to the students enrolled.
After a couple of weeks of 30-minute neurofeedback sessions using guided exercises on a computer screen, something miraculous began to happen. For the first time, Dianne’s son was able to concentrate in a sustained, linear way. Having never experienced concentration, he didn’t know how to describe the lack of it as the source of his frustration and inability to stay engaged at school.
As a mother, you can only imagine how Dianne felt. After all of those years of struggle and heartache, finally, she found a solution that actually helped her son. Dianne said, “After forty sessions, neurofeedback saved his life. The impulsivity was gone”
Dianne was so passionate seeing how neurofeedback helped her son, her mission is to help other individuals, families, and professionals who are searching for answers.
Dianne has since opened multiple locations, SYMMETRY Centers, on the east coast helping individuals and families. The results continue to be miraculous. She has created a division to cater to her roots in bringing SYMMETRY Neuro-Pathway Training to therapeutic boarding schools. She likes to quote Dr. Frank H. Duffy, professor and pediatric neurologist at Harvard medical school who says, “In my opinion, if any medication had demonstrated such a wide spectrum of efficacy [as neurofeedback] it would be universally accepted and widely used.”
If you or a loved one has a behavior disorder, ADHD, autism, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, migraines, or brain trauma and you would like to learn if SYMMETRY Neuro-Pathway Training can help, you can schedule a complimentary phone call with Dianne personally at meetme.so/DianneKosto.
(Exerts of this blog were taken from Dina Chester from Pink Magazine)