Dyslexia is an impaired ability to understand written and printed words or phrases and affects 10-20% of the population in both males and females.  The disorder can result in learning difficulties, poor academic performance, stigmatisation and ensuing behavioural issues.  

While often classed as a disability, there are associated strengths:  creativity, the ability to solve complex problems, unorthodox approaches to ideas and projects, and a more detached ability to apply logical thinking are some of these. 

Dyslexia has neural correlates, i.e. it is related to different ‘wiring’ of the brain.  There are over 600 research reports investigating dyslexia with regard to EEG, a cortical measure of brain activity that can trace the involvement of different brain areas.  This implies we have a chance at treatment using neurofeedback training, which is a non-invasive, medication-free method of helping the brain improve its behaviour patterns.  Research into this possibility is nascent yet affirmatory.  In our clinical experience, we have had success in helping people with dyslexia.  Training the brain with neurofeedback makes the affected brain areas more flexible.  We are helping the brain produce different behaviour patterns – as such, we are not taking away the strengths associated with the disorder; instead we are enhancing its ability to take advantage of the best of both sides.

Dyslexia often presents together with ADD/ADHD and other behavioural issues.  With a Kaiser Neuromap, we can assess vulnerabilities, and then train these with Personalised Brain Training.