Learning Disabilities Case Study 2

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8-year-old girl with ADHD and Learning Disabilities

 PRESENTING SYMPTOMS

 Sleepwalks; walks in sleep
 Poor gross and fine motor control
 Stomach cramps
 High fevers; allergies
 Family history of epilepsy, hallucinatory migraines, depression, allergies, learning disabilities, and hyperactivity.

 EEG TRAINING HISTORY

 SESSION 6: Temperament more even. Less easily ruffled. Mother says she sleeps through the night.
 SESSION 12: Thinking makes Pacman go.
 SESSION 14: More even temperament. Mother: Cannot remember her score.
 SESSION 22: Able to work quietly and intently during session.

EEG OBSERVABLES: Large rhythmic theta; generally high amplitude EEG.

Retest performed after Session 22.

EEG TRAINING CONTINUING.

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–Revised (WISC-R)

Verbal IQ: Prior to training = 112 After training = 139
Performance IQ: Prior to training = 98 After training = 123
Full Scale IQ: Prior to training = 105 After training = 134

Figure 1. WISC-R data before and after EEG biofeedback training

EEG training was conducted with EEG Spectrum’s standard Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) protocols of augmentation in either the sensorimotor rhythm (SMR, 12-15 Hz) spectral band, or the low beta (15-18 Hz) spectral band, concurrently with inhibition of excessive activity in the 4-7 Hz band and the 22-30 Hz band, typically at sensorimotor cortex (Cz, C3, and C4). Each training sessions consisted of 30 minutes on a Neurocybernetics instrument.

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