Neurofeedback Remediates Learning Disorders

At least 1 in 10 children are affected by a Learning Disorder, which does not reflect on intelligence. A child or adult with a Learning Disability has trouble processing sensory information they see, hear and understand things differently. Instructing someone with a Learning Disability to pay attention, try harder or be more motivated will not work and with only amplify their feelings of failure and frustration.

A learning disorder can severely impair a person’s ability to function in study, work, family life or social situations. Academic achievement and outcomes in life are below a persons actual potential. This can lead to feelings of disappointment, frustration, anger, irritability and low self esteem.

Information processing disorder causes learning problems, which can impede ability to:

  • learn and comprehend
  • read, spell or write
  • reason
  • do maths
  • organize information,
  • interpret information
  • communicate verbally
  • interpret and understand social cues

Learning disorders in children

Reading disabilities present major challenges to the educational system. The estimated prevalence rate for learning disabilities is 15% of the student population, with 6.5 million children requiring special education in 2002. Approximately 63% of these special education children have specific learning disabilities or speech and language problems without a concomitant physical disability. Between 28% and 43% of inmates in adult correctional facilities require special education (versus 5% in normal population), and 82% of prison inmates in the United States are school dropouts. –Thornton KE Ph.D. and Carmody DP Ph.D.

How the brain is wired determines how we process information and how effectively and systemically parts of the brain coordinate together. The brains electrical and chemical activity continuously influence each other, these signals are transmitted at different frequencies. The frequencies determine the speed and efficiency of information flow in the brain. Too much fast activity leads to over-arousal and too slow activity leads to under-arousal.

Neurofeedback for a learning disorder works by training the brain to produce slower or faster electrical activity in specific regions of the brain. Neurofeedback also specifically instructs parts of the brain to synchronize with each other. Neurofeedback works by rewarding the brain for activity at desired frequencies and discouraging activity at other frequencies. The brain is learning new ways of operating. Read more about neurofeedback.

During an assessment it will be ascertained, which areas of the brain are under aroused or over aroused and a specific program will be tailored to individual needs. The brain will be taught and retrained to operate at a new level.

Neurofeedback is not only about training the brain so a child or adult is able to function better it is also about empowering an individual to perform at their best. Research

Neurofeedback will substantially improve you or your child’s ability to:

  • learn and comprehend
  • read, spell or write
  • reason
  • do maths
  • organize information
  • interpret information
  • communicate verbally
  • interpret and understand social cues

Train the brain first

Many parents think that employing a tutor is the solution. It is not. Why?  Because the child and/or adult’s brain isn’t processing sensory information very well. So tutoring will only have a minimal effect and will wear off as soon as you stop. This goes for the parent doing extra work every night with their child, which can be so tedious, frustrating and involved conflict and drama.

While the brain is struggling tutoring, speech, occupational and behavioural therapy is just managing symptoms and excruciatingly hard. Its like doing extra training with an athlete who isn’t performing well but they have actually got a problem with their thigh muscles. So all the extra training and coaching has minimal effect. But if they had some physical therapy to fix the problem with their muscles then suddenly their performance would improve without the need for extra training and coaching.

Myself and many neurofeedback therapists have seen this with children having speech, occupational therapy, counseling and tutoring for years then after a few months of neurofeedback there has been years worth of improvement. Testimonials

The best time to do tutoring is after your child’s brain is processing sensory information appropriately and they can concentrate and comprehend, therefore they are performing at their best. This helps them to catch up on all the foundational information and skills they have missed when they were just unable to get it no matter how much tutoring they had.

Discover how you can beat the issues you and/or your child are struggling with using the most powerful and precise form of brain training known as neurofeedback. It’s fun, easy, non-invasive, safe, natural, holistic and the most powerful of all learning disorder treatments with no adverse side effects. Two clinic locations in Wollongong or home training in the convenience and privacy of your own home, fully supervised by a caring professional with 18 years experience.

Contact me directly and we can discuss how I can help you and your child.

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