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Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2005 Jan;14(1):137-62, vii.

Electroencephalogram biofeedback for reading disability and traumatic brain injury.

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Center for Health Psychology, Suite 2A, 2509 Park Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080, USA.


The application of electroencephalogram (EEG) biofeedback with reading disability and traumatic brain injury (TBI) is relatively recent. There are many studies regarding the effectiveness (improving attention and IQ scores) of EEG biofeedback in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, who are known to have a high rate of comorbidity for learning disabilities. This suggests the possibility that EEG biofeedback specifically aimed at remediating reading disability and TBI would be effective. This article provides strong initial support for this idea and provides reason to believe that assessment and training under task conditions are likely to be fruitful. Given the significance of these problems and the absence of very effective alternatives for remediation of these conditions, efforts to complete the needed research seem warranted. Clinical use of this intervention seems to be warranted with informed consent.

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