The brain has no knowledge until connections are made between neurons. All that we know, all that we are, comes from the way our neurons are connected

Tim berners-lee, inventor of the world wide web

About

Mission: To provide quality, personalized care using the most up-to-date and researched neurofeedback methods to empower adults and children to reach their optimum potential. 

We understand that neurobiological conditions, if left untreated, can adversely affect an individual’s quality of life. We seek to address these conditions with neurofeedback to get to the source of the problem, not just temporarily eliminate symptoms.

Since 2001, the Neuroconnection has been empowering children and adults to reach their fullest potential by helping their brains learn how to self-regulate, thereby reducing or eliminating the need for medication and creating lasting improvement in neuropsychological symptoms. 

WHAT MAKES THE NEUROCONNECTION DIFFERENT?

State of the art Connectivity Neurofeedback (or in some research, Multivariate Coherence Neurofeedback), improves the connections in the neuronal networking system within brain regions. This is important because symptoms associated with certain disorders including autism and learning disabilities are caused in part from a deficiency in the neuropathways in certain regions of the brain. Connectivity Neurofeedback is an advancement over traditional Neurofeedback, which only trains amplitude abnormalities over select sites.

Special tools are used to analyze the deficiency in the neuronal networking system that are unique to Connectivity Neurofeedback.  Using these tools to analyze electroencephalogram data, we create a brain map (QEEG). From this, we can view the way the brain is communicating with itself and develop individualized training protocols. 

Because Connectivity Neurofeedback is a brain-based intervention, it can enhance other forms of treatment our clients may be engaged in. We understand the value and importance of coordination of care with other health, educational and mental healthcare providers, and we are committed to integrating neurofeedback with other treatments and services to produce the best outcome for our clients.

Meet the Team

Ann Rigby, MSW, LCSW, BCN

Director, The Neuroconnection

Ann Rigby LCSW, BCN is the director of The Neuroconnection. Since 2001, she has been successful in reducing neuropsychological symptoms and creating lasting improvement for conditions such as Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and Learning disabilities using Neurofeedback.

Ms. Rigby earned her MSW at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to entering private practice in 1997, she worked in hospitals and outpatient settings and held supervisory positions within them. Ms. Rigby is a field placement instructor for graduate students from Benedictine University.

She is a board certified, Senior Fellow in EEG biofeedback (BCN) through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. She earned a two-year postgraduate certification in Family Therapy and is certified by the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW).

Ms. Rigby is the Past President of the board of the Autism Society of Illinois. She is a member of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR), the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), and The Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA)

Anna Tur, M.D.

Data Analyst

Anna Tur, M.D. has been a part of The Neuroconnection since 2010 and is responsible for data analysis. She has extensive experience in EEG data screening and analysis, EEG, QEEG analysis, and spike review analysis, using WinEEG, NREP, Neuroguide, and Persyst Insight spike review.  Dr. Tur has been BCIA certified as an EEG Biofeedback Specialist since 2006. 

She received her medical degree from Kirov’s Medical Academy, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Dr. Tur completed her residency in Neurology at Botkin’s Hospital, Moscow, Russia. She practiced as a Neurologist in the Hospital for Additions until she moved to the United States in 1997. Following her move, she worked under Professor Lukasz Konopka in the Clinical Neuroscience section of The Hines VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois and provided EEG biofeedback at Rush Behavioral Health Center, Downers Grove, Illinois.   

Nika Agrawal

Neurofeedback Technician

Nika has been with the Neuroconnection since 2015. As a neurofeedback technician, she administers the individualized training sessions to our clients and monitors their symptomology over the course of each protocol. She also assists with clinical research and contributes to our bimonthly newsletter. 

Nika earned her B.S. in Neuroscience from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Before starting at TNC, she gained experience as a research assistant at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ and hospice aid at IU Health Bloomington Hospice House. 

Katherine Blount

Neurofeedback Technician

Katherine has been a technician at the Neuroconnection since 2018. She implements each individualized neurofeedback protocol and monitors clients throughout their training. She also contributes to ongoing research at TNC. 

Katherine earned her B.S. in Chemistry at Berry College in Rome, Ga. and then worked in an ABA clinic in Columbus, Ga. before entering the neurofeedback field.