How can someone with learning disabilities improve their ability to learn, rather than just compensate for difficulties?
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 actually improves learning skills by training the areas of the brain relevant to learning or executing skills such as math, reading, and auditory and visual processing.
How does neurofeedback improve learning skills in people with learning disabilities?
Research studies show that several areas of the brain coordinate in the learning process. These separate parts of the brain communicate with each other at extremely fast speeds. If the timing of the communication is even slightly off, there can be impairment in the ability to learn. New research shows that this “connectivity training” seems to consistently improve learning difficulties.
Neurofeedback training can improve the coordination and communication between different areas of the brain. Improved timing in the brain has a significant impact on one’s ability to learn. With good timing, it is difficult to hit a baseball or volley a serve. It is even more difficult to learn when the timing is off. Neurofeedback directly targets the coordination and communication between areas of the brain to improve timing, and therefore learning.