Does Neurotherapy Work for Learning Disorders?

Here are some home neurofeedback results for learning disorders that demonstrate not only is neurofeedback a powerful and precise way to eliminate learning disorders at the source…the brain. It also demonstrates that properly supervised home training with a professional is as effective as clinic based training except more convenient and cost effective in the long run.


Is Neurofeedback effective for Learning Disorders?



“My now 7-year-old son has been doing Neurofeedback with Jonathan Banks for several months now. As we live in a very remote location, it’s not possible for us to access this treatment locally, so Neurofeedback from home made so much sense, and I’m so grateful I found Jonathan and his service. The software is easy to use, and the support from Jonathan is amazing. Weekly Skype calls, coupled with graphed training sessions and allow Jonathan to monitor my son as though we were in front of him. When it was suggested to use Neurofeedback as one of the treatments for his ADHD, I blindly followed the doctors and psychologists recommendations, not knowing much about the process or its effects.

Over the past months I have learnt so much in relation to ADHD, ADD, The brain, nutrition, medication, strategies for teaching and so on. Due to our location I home school, like many with ADHD he has visual processing and working memory issues he also has dyslexia and dysgraphia which makes school work very challenging. Because I teach, I guess I’m very in tune with his learning and abilities, more so than I was and would be if he were at a school.

The Neurofeedback has been remarkable, some days depending on the area that we are training, it’s like a switch has been flicked, I never would have believed it had I not seen it with my own eyes. He had gone from struggling with writing and being so anxious every time he picked up a pencil, to one day not even noticing he had a pencil in his hand. Another example being he would require prompting all the time for answers to his school work being a 1:1 student, then overnight I asked the questions and he came right out with the answers. His focus has increased, his temperament evened out, he was often tired all the time, slept badly due to restlessness, had constant undiagnosed leg pain/cramps for years, causing sleep issues and became mentally fatigued after minutes of work, and now over time, he has the resilience to get through a good chunk of school work before he tires (he can do in a day what took him a week before!), has not had leg cramps in months, sleeps soundly, and the list goes on. Needless to say this has made my life as a mum and teacher so much easier and enjoyable so I’m happier and much less stressed.

The training has been amazing, though it’s not over and everyone responds differently, if you’re looking for a treatment option, please, please, please, at least try Neurofeedback with Jonathan and see the results. I can’t recommend both the treatment and Jonathan Banks Highly enough, its been life changing for all of us, and I am so fortunate I found Jonathan, and happy that I gave it a go. I read many blogs with parents struggling with their children’s, their symptoms, so much like my sons, and I want to scream from the rooftops…Neurofeedback, Neurofeedback, Neurofeedback! Please at least try it.”


“Neurofeedback has been life changing for not only our little boy but for us as a family! Our little boy has just turned 5 and has hypertonia, hypermobility and dyspraxia. We started clinic neurofeedback Feb 2014 over 4 months – travelling 90min each way and each session taking up to 2 hours. We did this 3 times per week. We noticed changes with the therapy and that is why we continued despite the huge financial and time burden.

Sadly after 4 months the burden was too great and despite the change we saw we had to stop. After a couple of months of searching and researching we found Jonathan and my how our lives have changed!

From the first phone conversation with Jonathan I knew he was who we were looking for. Someone who can see the light in children and knows the most effective and gentle way to bring their full potential out. Until Jonathan I had never heard of home neurofeedback and I must admit I was skeptical. My husband and I discussed it and decided for the sake of one months fees with Jonathan why not jump in and see. Our little guy has been in therapy since he was a newborn (physio, OT and speech plus other “alternate” therapies) and we found the cost of home neurofeedback very affordable.

So we jumped in and have not looked back! It is one of the best decisions we have made. Our original plan was to try and do 3 sessions a week at home…we now average between 6 – 9 sessions a week. I love it and more importantly our little boy loves it! He gets to watch his favourite DVD and I know we are positively changing how his nervous system works. The mind blowing part for me…whilst he is doing “therapy” I can be cooking dinner or any of the many other things that need to be done!

It is the best value money therapy we have ever done! Because it is a single monthly charge you can do as many sessions as you can fit in and never pay anything more. It is amazingly simple! The changes we are seeing are truly amazing!

We have had our speech therapist say that she has never seen a child progress as quickly as Mitch has in the past 5 months. She often laughs and tells us whatever else we are doing outside of speech therapy to continue as it is working! Teachers at preschool are commenting on how much less support he needs. It is lovely to walk into the playground at preschool and not be sure which one is ours. My heart stopped the first day I saw him at the top of a climbing frame all by himself and now that is an everyday occurrence.
Everyone that comes in contact with Mitch has been amazed at the progress he has made in the past 5 months. Mitch has always made progress but we have found since home neurofeedback he learns things sooooo much quicker and retains the information. Our life has always been repetition repetitionrepetition and now we are seeing skills that no one is actually teaching Mitch – he is just learning them himself. He is coming along in leaps and bounds and we could not be more thrilled!

With his speech delay it has always been hard to know if he really understands the world or if he also has a cognitive issue. Neurofeedback has been the key to unlocking his cognitive skills and we are now seeing those skills come online and it is an absolute delight to watch. Home neurofeedback has opened up our little boy’s world and the future is blindingly bright We will always be so grateful to Jonathan and his amazing protocol for home neurofeedback. So does neurotherapy work…absolutely!”

Tracey Blanch

“Taylah and l would again like to thank-you for your help over the year. As you know there is no cure at the moment for fragile x, but with neurofeedback and your help l have seen improvement with Taylah’s school work. Her memory has increased for her standard and l know that when Taylah finds work it will be due to your help with neurofeedback.”

John Calvi

“Amos is 8. He will turn 9 in the middle of 2015. His sister is 16, his father works a 28/7 FIFO roster and I am a part-time teacher at a juvenille detention centre. Amos is a sweet, outgoing, loud – extremely loud kid who loves being the class clown, cracking jokes, riding motorbikes, playing with the dogs and having any kind of motorsport adventure. Now to his list he can add playing the playstation and the wii. He is a real boy’s boy. Anything that involves working bees, tools, outdoors and high speeds has him hooked. He doesn’t like homework, reading, maths, sitting still, playing with toys inside, building blocks, drawing or anything that involves being still or quiet or being on his own. Not that he is very good at relating to other people, in fact, his social skills are pretty bad. Not that it is his fault. He has a gut-brain connection that is out of whack. His diagnosis is extensive: primary language disorder, adhd, odd, tourettes and sensory integration dysfunction. It has been a long road in getting the doctors to single out the separate parts of the diagnosis and his case is so complex and in some cases, subtle, that specialists and teachers are always perplexed when he makes gains that he “shouldn’t be able to.”

Now that I have listed the good things about my son, I will share with you the other, very overwhelming issues that are a part of his diagnosis. This is the picture of Amos before starting neurofeedback 5 months ago. Amos had terrible rages and violent mood swings, his answer to everything was to punch – as a result my 16yr old daughter and I would be continually bruised. My daughter couldn’t invite friends over and neither could I so we became quite socially isolated. I couldn’t take him to parks, because he would inevitably punch or bite another child. His behaviour started to become quite sexualised (which was terrifying at 7yrs old) and no matter what behavioural intervention I tried or what medication he was on, the behaviour didn’t dissipate. Amos couldn’t sit still. Not ever. He couldn’t play the ipad or watch tv. He couldn’t sleep through the night. He was paranoid about water, so shower time was a nightmare or rages, punching, screaming and biting. He began to develop multiple phobias of grass, sand, rain, storms, teeth brushing, swimming etc. It was like I was watching my son be enveloped in a terrible sea of paranoia, fear and turmoil. He couldn’t concentrate. He couldn’t even look at a page in a book or sit still for me to read to him. It would take over 2hours for him to fall asleep (with me beside him) only to then wake 2 hourly for the rest of the night.

I knew if I could get him sleeping and being able to calm down, then maybe we had a shot at getting him interested in learning how to speak and read. Education is the only way out for my son. I truly believe that. I want to teach him how to express himself. I want to help this child find his voice and develop those wonderful aspects of his personality. He faces so much adversity each day for every little thing – like buttoning his shirt, toileting, eating, concentrating etc. That to unlock the potential that lies inside of him would be phenomenal.

Amos has had a range of health issues starting when he was just 10 days old. Believe me when I say I have done almost every single mainstream and alternative therapy that there is to do. Naturopathy, hypnotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, kinesiology, acupuncture, skin brushing, scenar therapy, chiropractic, physiotherapy, sleep training, learning and behaviour intervention, a range of drug therapies (which became a longer and longer list each time I went back to the specialist). All of these therapies were in conjunction with seeing mainstream doctors, paediatricians and specialists. All of these therapies had varying levels of success. Eventually, my journey with Amos led me to neurofeedback therapy. I am not a believer in one therapy only, I generally take a multidisciplinary approach. So currently, Amos attends The Glenleighden School – which is a school for students with Primary Language Disorders – and there he gets very high levels of support, learns the Paget Gorman speech signing system and has regular contact with a speech therapist and occupational therapist. He also regularly sees his naturopath who works on his gut and his eczema.

Since beginning neurofeedback therapy our life has revolutionised. It was NOT easy at first. I would have to hold his hands for the 3min sessions of neurofeedback and have my daughter assist me as I would hold him in an intervention hold while she attached the eeg. I knew it wasn’t going to be a quick fix or something he would respond to in a month. Amos has always had trouble adjusting to new therapies – so I look at this as a long term, consistent approach. He began with 3, 5 and 8 min sessions that quickly jumped to 15mins – my son had NEVER sat still for so long. Within 2 months he was sitting for 20-30min sessions and that has been maintained for 5 months. I know that eventually I will try to extend the sessions, but for now it seems that shorter 20-30min sessions of 5 times per week are what seem to make the most lasting changes.

Here are the neurofeedback results, the changes are extensive: Amos is going to sleep by himself. He wakes only once per night and generally puts himself back to sleep. He is down to 1 night nappy (instead of 2 and soaking through the sheets) which is dry a few nights per week. His tic has disappeared. He started playing the wii and the playstation. He can do reading exercises on his ipad (only for 5mins but that is a miracle). He lets me read stories to him once or twice a week, his gross motor skills have improved out of sight – he can ride motorbikes and push bikes. He has STOPPED hitting. Completely stopped. No more punches or kicks. None. He will have a shower without screaming. He lets me brush his hair, he lets a barber cut his hair. He walks on the grass, he goes in the pool. Friends visit us. Yes, I still have to help him play with others, but he doesn’t punch or bite them anymore.

We had my daughter’s 16th birthday party here in November and 80 kids came and Amos was excellent. No over-stimulation, no crazy antics, no inappropriate behaviour. We went to NZ to stay with relatives and he coped with it. He has gone from a kid that did everything to not do the neurofeedback and sabotage it in progress to now saying when he can do something…”thats neurofeedback helping me Ill do more of it”

I can see my son starting to emerge. It is a wonderful thing. We are not “there” yet, but we are definitely on the road. I am so grateful for this technology and for Jonathan’s insights and support. I am looking forward to seeing what else lays in store for Amos. It is delightful to watch. There is no greater feeling that to go from a place of hopeless disempowerment, to one of excitement for the future. Neurofeedback has, and will continue to play an important part in Amos’ incredible journey. I wish you all the best of luck with your own child and hope that your own story will be just as rewarding as mine is.”

Rebekah school teacher

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