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Neurofeedback Program at SKALA Clinic
in Novi Sad, Serbia

To support the development of the neurofeedback program in Serbia, the Foundation for Neurofeedback and Applied Neuroscience donated an EEGer neurofeedback system to The SKALA Clinic (http://psiholog.co.rs/). ANFI has trained and mentored SKALA clinicians to use neurofeedback in working with children with severe and complex developmental disabilities.

The SKALA Clinic

Opened in 1990 in Novi Sad, Serbia, The SKALA Clinic provides mental health services to infants, children, adolescents and their families. SKALA’s founder Ms. Gizela Zalisevskij developed a highly specialised SKALA method in working with complex developmental issues. This method uses the principles of visual-motor and cognitive development in children to improve their attention and psychomotor development. At SKALA, a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists help children reach their full potential.

The SKALA Clinic introduced neurofeedback into their practice in 2014. Since that time, 66 children, ranging in ages from 3 to 14, have completed neurofeedback training followed by the “SKALA” treatment for 30 minutes. The integration of the two treatment modalities helped to improve clinical outcomes. These children were reported to have increased attention, social skills, language skills and better impulse control. They were also more empathic, adaptive and open to social reciprocity.

The SKALA Clinic is motivated to continue the use of neurofeedback therapy and neuromodulation with other treatment modalities.