2-year follow-up shows sustained benefit compared with control group. The brain matures with neurofeedback.
1: Clin EEG Neurosci. 2006 Jul;37(3):198-203.
Follow-up study of learning-disabled children treated with neurofeedback or placebo.
Becerra J, Fernandez T, Harmony T, Caballero MI, Garcia F, Fernandez-Bouzas A, Santiago-Rodriguez E, Prado-Alcala RA.
Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Mexico.
This report is a 2-year follow-up to a previous study describing
positive behavioral changes and a spurt of EEG maturation with
theta/alpha neurofeedback (NFB) training in a group of Learning Disabled
(LD) children. In a control paired group, treated with placebo,
behavioral changes were not observed and the smaller maturational EEG
changes observed were easily explained by increased age. Two years
later, the EEG maturational lag in Control Group children increased,
reaching abnormally high theta Relative Power values; the absence of
positive behavioral changes continued and the neurological diagnosis
remained LD. In contrast, after 2 years EEG maturation did continue in
children who belonged to the Experimental Group with previous
neurofeedback training; this was accompanied by positive behavioral
changes, which were reflected in remission of LD symptoms.
PMID: 16929704 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]