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Child NeuroBehavioral Center for Health & Wellness, PC
Maria E Gangarosa-Emerson, PhD & Associates

  • Dr. Gangarosa-Emerson and associates work primarily with children, adolescents, and parents.
  • Dr. Gangarosa has expertise in assessment, cognitive rehabilitation, child development, behavior management, attachment issues, Play Therapy (PT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT),  and treating disorders of anxiety and depression.
  • CNC has developed programs to remediate neurocognitive weaknesses and promote health and wellness. 
  • We believe your child can be successful at home and school.


 Neuropsychological Evaluations
  Neuropsychologists are specially trained to administer, integrate & interpret
comprehensive batteries that measure:



   auditory processing

   visual processing


   executive functions
   planning, speed of processing)

   sensory perception

   motor coordination

   social-emotional or personality functioning

   academic skills

   Assessments allow for more thorough recommendations to doctors, schools, & employers.




Neuropsychological Evaluation are appropriate for the following:

  • Unconfirmed diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Learning Disability (LD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Oral & Written Learning Disaiblity, Nonverbal Learning Disability)
  • Developmental delays (PDD, Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, etc.)
  • Learning problems that do not fit special education criteria for accommodations
  • Declining school or work performance
  • Neurological conditions such as seizures, head trauma, stroke, etc.
  • Concerns regarding the differential diagnosis of emotional versus neurological problems
  • Psychiatric problems influencing school or work performance
  • Beginning/attending college or changing careers
  • And to determine medication efficacy 

CNC Offers Updated


Let's Fix the Problem!

Speech, Dyslexia, & Literacy Treatment

We use researched, Orton Gillingham-based treatments for children with:
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Dyslexia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Semantic Pragmatic Language Disorder
  • Reading Comprehension problems

Vison Efficency Issus & Treatment

We can identify and treat visual processing & visual efficiency issues:
  • Nonverbal Learning Disability
  • Visual Processing Disorder
  • Vision Issues
  • Certified Irlen's Screening & Assessment for Color Overlays

Occupational Therapy Assessment & Treatment

We can identify and treat sensory & motor issues:
  • Sensory Integration Disorder
  • Motor Dysgraphia
  • Handwriting Without Tears



Neurofeedback Therapy
We provide the Othmer Method Neurofeedback. Neurofeedback treats the "hardware" of the brain (wired emotional response) while therapy is implemented to treat the "software" of the brain. When the overreactive limbic system can be quelled, the person can now benefit from therapuetic concepts & learning. We treat the following with Neurofeedback:

  • Children with anger, rage, and / or oppositional behavior
  • Anxiety (General Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, panic)
  • Depression
  • Autism
  • Overactive at home or school
  • Sleep, eating or sensory issues
  • Social issues
  • Trauma
  • Veterns with PTSD (on a limited basis)
Traditional Therapy
We treat children with:
  • Difficulty obeying adults
  • Anger or physical aggression
  • Anxiety (General Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Depression
  • Overactive at home or school
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty getting along or interacting with peers
  • Multiple placements (foster care, adoption, divorce/blended families)
  • Trauma
Parent Education
We use PCIT and Theraplay techniques to deal with difficult children & poor parent-child relationships.

Adults are seen on a limited basis and treatment is available for those with:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Difficulty in relationships 
Dr. Gangarosa-Emerson does not treat couples or do traditional therapy with those who have addictions, eating disorders, or psychosis. 

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