Neurofeedback success story - non-verbal teen with anxiety and borderline intellectual functioning
Updated: Aug 18, 2020
A client of ours who experienced unbelievable progress with her problems and symptoms was a non-verbal 16-year-old girl with anxiety and borderline intellectual functioning. She could not articulate any words at all. She had to point at objects and use her hands in order to communicate with others. Her behavior was at the developmental level of a 5-year-old child. She also suffered from uncontrollable tics and involuntary movements of her arms and legs.
We began treating this client with neurofeedback. After three months of neurofeedback training, she began singing the words of a song from a music video that she had been watching as part of her training. When she completed her neurofeedback training program, she was able to articulate words and entire sentences and hold conversations in English. She also began speaking words and phrases in Spanish, which is the language that is spoken in her home.
She no longer experienced feelings of anxiety, and her tics and involuntary movements went away. She also began acting and behaving much more maturely and much closer to a typical 16-year-old.