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Many of the methods used and promoted to help people with learning disabilities are intended to help a person compensate for, or work around, their learning difficulties. Instead, neurofeedback potentially improves learning skills by training the areas of the brain relevant to learning or execution skills such as math, reading, and auditory and visual processing.
Neurofeedback is increasingly being used to address symptoms associated with learning disabilities because it is:
Research studies show that several areas of the brain work together in the learning process.
These separate parts of the brain communicate with each other at extremely fast speeds.
With practice and training, the brain may learn to make healthier patterns on its own consistently, with better connectivity and timing. The result is an improved ability to learn, which is long-lasting once patterns are established and holding.
The length of treatment is dependent on the individual person, and a reduced follow-up training schedule may be needed to maintain consistent results.
Neurofeedback therapy is painless, and most children seem to enjoy and respond well to the treatment since, for them, it’s like playing a video game with their brain.
Content courtesy of www.aboutneurofeedback.com.
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