Neurofeedback for learning disabilities
Neurofeedback, also called EEG biofeedback or neurotherapy, is a research proven way to help you improve your brain function through intensive brain training exercises. Although the technology is quite sophisticated, the process is simple, painless, and non-invasive. It is just learning. You learn to alter your brain activity the same way you learn every other skill – through feedback and practice.
What is new in neurofeedback is that you are guided by a form of feedback that was previously not available to you – instantaneous information about changes in your brain’s electrical activity. Every half second, your brain activity is compared to your targets for change. You get a signal and “reward” when you meet the goal. No signal or reward when you do not.
In 20 neurofeedback sessions, with feedback every half second, you get 72,000 chances to learn. That’s a lot of repetition and practice. Brain science has shown that repetitive exercise of brain networks reshapes the brain. Neurofeedback for learning disabilities allows you to reshape information processing networks in your brain. Learn more about neurofeedback.
Research on neurofeedback for learning disabilities
At the NeuroDevelopmentCenter, we have worked with many children and adolescent clients with learning difficulties. We have consistently found it to be helpful. We recommend neurofeedback when standard educational practices and tutoring do not solve the problem. Neurofeedback for learning disabilities is often especially helpful with the difficulties with frustration, irritability, anger, anxiety, and mood that very often accompany learning disabilities.
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Real stories from our clients
My son is 10 years old and has been diagnosed with non-verbal learning disorder. He was challenged every day to control his emotions and manage his frustrations with everyday situations. He would become very upset when he perceived situations as unfair or negative…He would become overly aggressive, (showed) ragelike behavior, and (was) extremely defiant to everyone.
After approximately 10 sessions of neurofeedback, we began to see a difference. He is now handling the same situations with grace. He is handling the loss of football games and recess at school without incident. He is a better friend and is in better control of his emotions. -C.L., North Providence, RI
My son has NLD and attention issues as well as social pragmatic deficits and sensory integration dysfunction. We had pursued vision therapy and…occupational therapy and had made gains…but we were still struggling with the attentional deficits, impulsivity, and social pragmatic issues.
Neurofeedback has helped Noah make incredible progress in his ability to organize himself. He is now able to get himself dressed with little or no management. He is coping successfully in a regular education classroom setting. He is exercising judgment and is not as easily led into disruptive or confrontational situations. He is calmer and has even been known to sit through an entire dinner with little movement. We are very pleased with his progress and plan to continue the therapy. -C.Z., Barrington, RI