Neurofeedback for Dyslexia, Learning Disability, Learning Difficulty
Dyslexia (Learning Disabilities) description
Dyslexia is a learning disability that is often related to difficulty with reading,
spelling and in some cases mathematics. It affects the different brain locations
primarily the left brain and is diagnosed in people of all levels of intelligence.
The severities of dyslexia can vary from mild to severe.
Dyslexia(Learning Disabilities) symptoms
Dyslexia is often associated with difficulty in relating to
language processing. Symptoms include:
Poor in spelling
Poor in reading
Poor in writing
Difficulty in identifying or generating rhyming words.
Difficulty in learning new words and alphabets.
Difficulty in identifying reversals of letters (b or d) or words (saw or was)
Dyslexia (Learning Disabilities) biochemistry
Exposure to pollution and nutritional imbalance can affect the neurology, learning
and behaviour. The following nutritional profile has been found to have correlation
with dyslexic individuals and/or learning difficulties:
Elevated Copper level
Deficiency in Iron
Low Zinc/Copper ratio
Accumulation of heavy metals such as Mercury, Cadmium and Aluminum
Exposure to other toxins
Dyslexia (Learning Disabilities) Intervention
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis test is an inexpensive yet effective method of identifying
the mineral levels and toxicity in the body. Intervention through supplementation
and dietary habits could be designed to overcome the imbalances and remove the toxicity.
With the QEEG Brain Mapping, specific parts of the brain in dyslexic individuals
been found to be either inactive or shut down during activities such as reading.
These parts of the brain are often associated with language comprehension and
expression. The QEEG brain mapping will also reveal if there are other parts may
be functioning optimally which can compound the severity of dyslexia.
Neurofeedback is an intervention that aims at exercising these specific parts of
brain. With the brain exercise, dyslexic individuals will learn to regulate the
activities at these brain locations. This enables them to activate the language regions
while they engage in their studies. Finally, these regulations will result in:
Improve comprehension and understanding
Improve concentrate on tasks
Enhance writing skills
Dyslexia is a treatable disability. The sooner dyslexia is treated, the more favourable
the outcome. For children, early help will help them do well in school and prevent