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A Neurotherapeutic Approach to 

Learning Disabilities 

(Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, etc)

Learning Disabilities and Brain Training

There are probably as many unique presentations of learning disabilities as there are ways to treat them. Neurotherapy and neurofeedback are one of these treatment modalities. However, they are different than other modalities because instead of finding ways to compensate for cognitive challenges, neurofeedback and neurostimulation target the areas of the brain that are generating aberrant patterns and encourage the brain to produce normal patterns in those areas. In the case of learning disabilities, we can use neurotherapy/neurofeedback to train the areas of the brain that are involved in reading, math, visual processing, auditory processing, etcetera.

The Importance of Connectivity Training in Learning Disabilites 

From a neuroscience perspective, learning new skills is a complex process that involves accurate coordination between multiple areas of the brain. The quantitative EEG software that we use in our clinic reveals information about coordination and communication between different areas of the brain. Since individuals with learning difficulties often show deviance in their brain scan in measures of connectivity, connectivity training is particularly helpful for those diagnosed with a learning disability. Indeed, brain training that reinforces neuronal connectivity has shown consistent improvements in learning issues such as reading, math, and visual and auditory processing.

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