Brain map patterns of those with learning disabilities show brain neurological malfunctioning occurring within the brain. Learning Disabilities often become increasingly disruptive during childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood. The structure of the brain is usually normal, but the manner in which the brain is functioning (the brain waves) is abnormal in someone with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorder.
People with Learning Disabilities usually have brainwave patterns that are characterized by the presence of excessive slow wave activity, which causes inefficiency in that part of the brain. These patterns may be the slow waves of delta, theta, or alpha. Below
is a depiction of a typical brain map pattern, part of a quantitative EEG (qEEG) brain map illustrating the typical profile of someone with a learning disability. Black represents normal, red-yellow-white indicate an excessive over activity of the slow waves, and lighter shades of blue show increasing deficiencies of the brain waves.
The map shows:
Excessive theta activity (middle picture) with red color toward
the back of the head
There is very slow delta brainwave activity throughout much of the
brain (in the first picture of brain).
The excessive activity of the slow waves actually cause the brain
to be slow in being able to adequately learn and take in
|Yellow is 3 standard deviations too
is 2 standard deviations to high
represents normal activity
Blue is 2 standard deviations too low
Blue is 3 standard deviations too low
usually shows up in the back on the left side of the brain.
This may be re-trained into normalized functioning patterns of
brain wave activity. Neurofeedback provides great success in
improving the brain waves of people who have dyslexia.
General learning disabilities show up with slow waves in the back of the head. By using neurofeedback to reduce and normalize the functioning of the brain wave patterns, vast improvements may occur for those who suffer with learning disabilities.
show up with slow waves in the back of the head at the crown area. The slow waves make it difficult to adequately solve math problems, and there is a difficulty in working with numbers. Reducing the over abundance of the slow waves enables the brain to function in an improved manner and reduce the stress of working with numbers.