LOS ANGELES NEUROFEEDBACK CENTER
The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDAA) says a Learning Disability is a neurologically-based processing problem:
“These processing problems can interfere with learning basic reading, writing and/or math skills. They can also interfere with higher-level skills such as organization, time planning, abstract reasoning, long or short-term memory and attention”
It is important to realize learning disabilities can affect an individual’s life beyond academics, influencing the workplace and relationships with family and friends. A learning disability cannot be cured or fixed; it is a lifelong challenge. However, with appropriate support and intervention, people with learning disabilities can achieve success in school, at work, in relationships, and in the community. With almost a decade in the field, Los Angeles Neurofeedback Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life for those with learning disorders.
If your loved one has a learning disability, book your first session at a special rate!
LEARNING DISABILITY TYPES
“Learning Disability” is an “umbrella” term describing several other, more specific learning disability types, such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit, Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), Language Processing Disorder, and Non-Verbal Learning Disorders. Learning Disability is considered a developmental disorder present (if not recognized) from early childhood; although, in rare cases such as brain injury and dementia, it can be acquired. In many cases of learning disability, a child’s brain experiences anomalies in brain waves that lead to learning and reading difficulties.
Learning disorders are not intellectual disorders and do not indicate low intelligence, intellectual disability, mild intellectual disability, or an inability to learn. Rather, there often merely appears to be a gap between the individual’s potential and actual achievement. Moreover, disorders of learning should not be confused with learning difficulty caused by issues with vision or hearing or inadequate instruction. Learning disorders may not result in poor reading comprehension but may exacerbate it.
TRADITIONAL SUPPORT FOR LEARNING DISABILITY
quality of you or your loved one’s life. Most Learning Disabilities are addressed with a wide variety of compensatory methods. Let’s use Dyslexia as an example. The person with Dyslexia learns to manage Dyslexia symptoms to become a more effective reader. Educators working with children with Dyslexia learn teaching methods that maneuver around the dyslexia symptoms. Different methods of teaching reading, primarily focusing on phonics and phonemic skills as well as multi-sensory teaching work, must be applied correctly and consistently by teachers extensively trained in those techniques.
The alternative teaching styles above can create new neural pathways but do so slowly. The process can be grueling and serve as a constant reminder of you or your loved one’s limitations. Learning disabilities lead to frustration and anxiety which can disturb sleep, communication with parents, and socialization in school. In some cases, the child develops compensating strategies on their own, yet, some self-developed compensatory strategies can be a disadvantage. In many other cases, the disruption in brain waves is so pronounced, the child is unable to form compensating strategies on their own. In these cases, different medications may be tried, which can disrupt socialization and sleep just based on the turmoil it causes for the nervous system.
“Joshua’s teachers immediately recognized something was different after the first week of nfb. He was able to sit through an entire math class without getting out of his desk once. They asked if I had put him on medication .”
– S.C., MOTHER OF 11 YR OLD CLIENT
LANC’S DIRECT NEUROFEEDBACK SUPPORTS COMPENSATORY METHODS
LANC’s DNFB protocol allows the methods mentioned above to progress at a faster rate as the stimulation from the DNFB can cause new neural pathways to develop faster. LANC’s DNFB cannot eliminate the effects of Learning Disabilities, like Dyslexia, it may serve to lessen those effects and allow the child to more effectively use the compensating strategies they are being taught. In other words, through DNFB, the child is better able to learn compensating strategies and make them permanent or, habitual.
LANC’s DNFB can help the brain to reset its neural pathways to function more effectively and encourages the brain to create new, better-functioning pathways. Useful pathways are kept while damaged or counter-productive pathways are used less and newer, more effective pathways are formed. Over time, the old ineffective pathways are no longer used, and the new pathways take their place. The 20-30-minute session is safe and passive – the client simply sits back and relaxes as the brain adjusts itself without effort on the client’s part, alleviating the difficulty normally associated when working with the brain.
The initial intake session costs only $89 at our West LA and South Bay offices, and is the first step towards learning disability help.
LANC’S DIRECT NEUROFEEDBACK HELPS LEARNING DISABILITY
LANC’s Direct Neurofeedback can help the brain to reset its neural pathways to function more effectively and encourages the brain to create new, better-functioning pathways.
LANC’s Direct Neurofeedback can also improve the means by which one processes sounds and language.
Useful pathways are kept while damaged or counter-productive pathways are used less and newer, more effective pathways are formed. Over time, the old ineffective pathways are no longer used, and the new pathways take their place.
The 20-30-minute session is safe and passive – the client simply sits back and relaxes as the brain adjusts itself without effort on the client’s part, alleviating the difficulty normally associated when working with the brain.
LEARNING DISABILITY & ADHD
LEARNING DISABILITY & ANXIETY, DEPRESSION
It is inevitable that a child with learning disabilities will be made aware of their disability. This can often result in Anxiety, Depression, and self-esteem issues that can make their difficulties more pronounced and cause a reduction in the effective use of the compensatory strategies they have learned.
Direct Neurofeedback can help with manifestations and severity of these depleting feelings.
Furthermore, LANC sessions do not require any action on the part of the client, which should help alleviate any feelings of anxiety or depression they may be experiencing.
If there is chronic stress related to navigating alternative learning, LANC’s Biofeedback program can help with neutralizing associated stress.
NeuroCoaches customize packages according to your needs. This initial intake session costs only $89.00 at our West LA office ($149 at our South Bay office). Now you know how to get Autism help, schedule today!
LOS ANGELES NEUROFEEDBACK CENTER TEAM
WEST LA OFFICE
12121 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 810, LA, CA 90025
Phone: (323) 705-3031
Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 6:30pm
SANTA BARBARA OFFICE
2320 Bath St.,#307, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone: (323) 705-3031
Tuesday: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
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