Actually about 4% of the children suffer from dyslexia. These children have problems automating their reading and/or orthography. In this case there’s a disorder in the brains’ information processing. Certain parts of the brain, parts where the reading and spelling is organized, are not well developed and not optimally functioning. Problems with this kind of technical reading also cause problems in comprehensive reading. This causes the performance of the child to diminish, and may also cause issues at a social and emotional level. As a consequence these children can develop low self-esteem issues, performance anxiety, concentration problems, sleeping problems and can get depressive.
Children and adults with dyslexia can be helped effectively by neurofeedbacktherapy, becausethe parts of the brain which organizes reading and spelling will be stimulated and rebalanced in the training sessions. Using an e.e.g., in which the children have to perform special tasks (adapted to their age), we can establish which parts of the brain are disbalanced when performing this given task. Often we find a much to low brain activity or the opposite: a way to high brain activity, during the performance of the task. These low and/or high brain activities get diminished by training with neurofeedback, which makes it possible for the child to train his brain to read more easily.
Another great side effect of these trainings, is that neurofeedback at the same time makes it possible that these forementioned issues like low self-esteem, performance anxiety, concentration problems, sleeping problems and depression, get diminished or even disappear totally.