Renew Neurotherapy has the ability to analyse and treat a wide range of learning disorders and disabilities. Depending on the condition and the severity we use combinations of tools from the fields of psychotherapy, occupational therapy and neurofeedback to ensure the best possible outcome for you or your child. We have outlined below some of the more common conditions we have treated, if you don't see your specific condition feel free to contact us.
Dyscalculia - Learning disabilities related to Math
Difficulty learning math is a very common problem. As such, we have developed a specific program to help children and adults that have difficulty learning math.
The underlying issue is that students struggle to "visualise" the concepts within mathematics. Instead they memorize solutions and fail to develop thinking, reasoning and problem solving techniques. This brute force approach inhibits their ability to learn. Our "On Cloud Nine" Maths skills programs is an innovative approach that enables students to visualise the fundamentel concepts and take their math skills to a whole new level.
Dyslexia - Learning disabilities related to Reading
Reading problems can occur either when there is difficulty understanding the relationship between sounds, letters and words or comprehension problems resulting from an inability to grasp the meaning of words, phrases, and paragraphs.
Dysgraphia - Learning disabilities relates to Writing
Learning disabilities in writing can involve the physical act of writing, the mental activity of comprehending and synthesizing information or a struggle to organize thoughts on paper.
Dyspraxia - Learning disabilities associated with Motor Skills
Motor difficulty are made up of two types. Fine motor skills (tying shoe laces, writing) or gross motor skills (running, throwing). The brain must be able to communicate with the necessary limbs to complete a given action.
Dysphasia / Aphasia - Learning disabilities associated with Language
Language and communication learning disabilities involve the ability to understand or produce spoken language.
Auditory Processing Disorder - Difficulty hearing differences between sounds
An inability to distinguish subtle differences in sound, or hearing sounds at the wrong speed may impact reading writing and verbal communication.
Visual Processing Disorder - Difficulty interpretting visual information
Like auditory processing but relating to things we see. Visual perception includes missing subtle differences in shapes, reversing letters or numbers, skipping words, skipping lines, misperceiving depth or distance, or having problems with hand-eye coordination.
ADD / ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), while not strictly a learning disability, fundamentally disrupts learning. ADHD suffers often have problems sitting still, staying focused, following instructions, staying organized, and completing homework. Neurofeedback training and sleep hygiene have, in evidence based studies, proved to have long term benefits in the treament of symptoms of ADHD.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Difficulty mastering certain academic skills can stem from pervasive developmental disorders such as autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Children with autism spectrum disorders may have trouble communicating, reading body language, learning basic skills, making friends, and making eye contact. Each child is unique and as such the treatment will depend of the assessment of speech and language, cognitive and sensory motor skills.
Stroke / Neurological Conditions
During a stroke blood supply to part of the brain is interupted or reduced, resulting in the death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen. An extremity rehabiltation program can promote and maximise recovery by exploiting the brains natural neuroplascity (establishing new neural connections).