Learning Disabilities

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Children, teens, and adults can improve their learning capacity with LENS Neurofeedback treatment. Treatments engage the brain to reset neuro-networks and restore neurological balanced neurological functioning for treatment of learning disabilities that include, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, processing disorders and ADHD symptoms. 

Clients of all ages report sharply improved reading and math skills after the initial treatment. This is accompanied by heightened mental clarity and emotional resilience resulting in improved study and work performance. Moods and attitudes become more positive with improved self confidence at work or in class.  

  • Rebuilds healthy brain neural networks without medication.
  • Reduces negative work and communication patterns,  .
  • Resets mental clarity, memory, and moods

Echo Neurotherapy offices located in Mill Valley and San Francisco.

Drug Free Alternative

Neurofeedback treatments are ideal of dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and processing disorders for adults and students of all ages. This direct therapy reduces brain inflammation allowing the body to heal and rebuild neuronetworks and rebalance brain chemistry. This process reduces stress reactions resulting in greater mental clarity, emotional resilience, and improved memory. Treatments are given in a comfortable and relaxed office setting. Light to mild conditions may require only one or two sessions while severe or complex cases typically require more. The number of treatments need are depend on clients goals and objectives. Treatment protocols are individualized for children and teens. Adults, veterans, and seniors receive treatments protocols based on their age, level of severity, and objectives.

What are
Learning Disabilities?

Learning disability is a classification that includes several areas of functioning in which an adult or child has difficulty learning in a typical manner.

While learning disability, learning disorder, and learning difficulty are often used interchangeably but they differ in several ways.

  • Learning disorder refers to significant learning problems in an academic area. These problems, however, are not enough to warrant an official diagnosis.
  • Learning disability, on the other hand, is an official clinical diagnosis, whereby the individual meets certain criteria, as determined by a professional.

The good news is that for Neruofeedback treatment, these distinctions do not matter. Whatever the degree, frequency, and intensity of symptoms, and whatever the diagnosis, neurofeedback will improve the condition  beginning with with the first session.

Life-long Learning Potential

Research and Case Study

As British researcher, Dr. John Gruzelier’s work has shown in published, controlled studies, neurofeedback can beneficially affect both concentration, and empathic communication in conservatory-based classical musicians.

In Dr. Gruzelier’s own words: “The LENS work seems to offer similar bi-modal improvements–that is, allowing for both sharper concentration and the emotional communication, by opening flexibility portals both to high and low frequency brain activity as the situation requires.”

At age five silas had so many ear infections that his adenoids were removed. As a teenager his learning disabilities including dysgraphia–trouble writing– and behavioral issues that stopped his progress in school. He had the curious OCD compulsion to touch paper whenever anxious. Homework was impossible. Listening to what his mom said and following her instructions didn’t happen often. After his first neurofeedback session his dreams were more vivid and he started making sounds during class, while Mom reported his behavior was less oppositional. At our encouragement Mom also received treatment for her ADHD and reported:

Since neurofeedback, I enjoy great concentration. I love to complete things. I enjoy the endings as much as the beginnings. I am clear about what I need to do, and I finish it.
I feel peaceful. Things happen around me, and I am calm and peaceful.
I give positive feedback because I love people and myself. I catch my son doing things right.
His oppositional behavior doesn’t activate me. My mind is clear. I know what I can and cannot do. I am focused. I concentrate easily.
I prioritize gratitude. I look for opportunities to feel grateful.

After the second session she reported that Silas could draw a straight line; his dysgraphia was gone. He was easier to be around. When mom spoke he was not mad. She reported:

He was studying science at home. For the first time he was “able to give a s**t about school.” He received an 87% on his science test, which was unprecedented. Meanwhile, I was suddenly loaded with work and managing it, without anxiety. I was able to handle work systematically, thinking I can do this. I’ve been waking 5 or 5:30am, fully rested, after falling asleep faster. I’m loving closure as a new personality trait.

Session 4: Mom reported Silas was mentally clear, and could draw straight lines for a couple of days until he smoked pot. I’m productive, not stressed even in situations with many jobs. I get a good night’s sleep. This week I had my best workout ever at the gym.

Session 6: Silas was good. He did whatever asked, and reported “ I like doing what I am told”
No more smoking pot. Curiosity is creeping back.

Silas did 15 sessions of LENS neurofeedback. At the end he was off cannabis and reaching out socially, trying to find a girlfriend. Dysgraphyia was a distant memory.

Time Tested Results

Since 1986, Echo Neurotherapy has monitored our patients’ progress carefully, and we continue to improve the EchoNeuro Protocol. One third of our clients are children, and we have conducted over 20,000 individual sessions.