Dyslexia Treatment

Dyslexia Treatment Center in Chape Hill

If you struggle with Dyslexia, our certified Neurofeedback doctors at Leigh Brain & Spine can perform the proper testing needed in order to create a treatment plan for a better way of life.

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that impacts nearly 500,000 people each year. Dyslexia is a neurological and sometimes genetic condition which affects the way the brain processes graphic symbols. This can affect the way the brain processes are written material making decoding and spelling extremely difficult. While dyslexia is a learning disability that you should be concerned about, it is not linked to intelligence or the result of poor teaching.

Dyslexia is proven to be caused by an irregular brain pattern. This pattern can be improved using neuroscience and technology. When the brain improves its performance, symptoms decrease.

5 Myths About Dyslexia!

1-  It’s A Boy Thing:
Not True. Dyslexia affects both genders. However, boys tend to act out more and thereby drawing more attention toward solving their challenge.

2- It’s Reading Backwards:
Not True. Dyslexia challenges can impact reading letters in many ways or even affect number skills, speaking, and even socializing.

3-They Just Need to Try Harder:
Not True. True brain functioning differences are proven for children and it has been found that brain-based interventions like Neurofeedback work best.

4-It is a Sign of Low IQ:
Not True. It affects children of all IQ levels. Most of the children who have been treated, with proper support, go on to college and beyond.

5-It is not Curable:
Not True. Dyslexia is a brain-based condition that with proper intervention can change the brain permanently and allow the patient to be free of symptoms and help them to reach their fullest potential.

At Leigh Brain & Spine, Dr. Leigh is highly trained and will assess your child’s brain functioning in a non-invasive yet highly specialized way, allowing them to determine the proper course toward helping those affected areas perform better. With proper treatment, the symptoms can be reduced and alleviated helping your child to reach their fullest potential. Call (919) 401-9933 today to schedule an appointment that will help diagnose or treat your loved one’s dyslexia.


What Causes Dyslexia?

The medical term for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). When we dissect this term we come to understand that it means “muscle pain or tenderness” (myalgic) from “inflammation of the brain and spinal cord” (encephalomyelitis).


What are the symptoms of Dyslexia?

A core set of symptoms that affect nearly everyone with CFS exists. The symptoms may come on suddenly for some and may come gradually over days or weeks for others. For some people the symptoms wax and wane, becoming better and worse, over time. For others, the symptoms stay consistent and debilitating. Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Memory Loss or Concentration Difficulties
  • Muscle or Joint Pain
  • Headaches
  • Sore Throat
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Sleep that is non-restorative and doesn’t feel refreshing
  • Extreme exhaustion lasting more than 24 hours after physical or mental exercise


Neurofeedback, The #1 Way to Overcome Dyslexia!

Neurofeedback is a relaxing, non-invasive form of treatment for Dyslexia that measures the brains electrical waves with a cutting-edge device called an electroencephalograph (EEG).  There are five brain waves the EEG can observe. These are known as alpha, beta, gamma, delta, and theta waves. If the EEG discovers that there are some abnormalities in the brain waves, then dyslexia or another condition such as ADHD or SPD might be present. Dr. Leigh will then work with both children and adults that suffer from this condition to train them on how to use their brain in a different manner so they can overcome the challenges they are having with their dyslexia or other condition if present. For the patient, the training is surprisingly easy. Dr. Leigh begins the dyslexia treatment by gently attaching electrodes to the patient’s head to measure brain activity. This allows Dr. Leigh to monitor the patient’s brain waves while having them perform simple tasks. The process involves observing how the brain responds to sound and other forms of stimuli. Through behavior modification, this approach can alter, amplify, and interrupt brain activity based on the feedback from the EEG. This will slowly alter the brain waves. As the brain waves change, so do the symptoms of dyslexia. Neurofeedback is an effective treatment rated a #1 Best Support by both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Psychological Association. While Neurofeedback works well as a dyslexia treatment, it can also help children and adults overcome challenges associated with the brain including ADHD, SPD, OCD, autism and even anxiety.

A Note to Parents of Children with Dyslexia:

If your child been officially diagnosed with dyslexia or do you suspect that they are dealing with dyslexic challenges, then you are not alone. Almost 1 in 5 kids have dyslexia to some degree. Many of the kids at my office are highly intelligent and articulate but have difficulty reading, writing or spelling. This can be especially prevalent when taking written tests. We show kids how learning through visual and hands-on experiences can help them improve. Many times it appears to teachers that the child is not trying hard enough or are not engaged enough in their work. This can result in the child feeling “dumb” and having poor self-esteem. This is where Leigh Brain and Spine can help. If you suspect your child or student might have dyslexia call (919) 401-9933 to speak with Dr. Leigh to set up an appointment to have your child tested for dyslexia immediately.


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About Dr. Trish Leigh


Dr. Leigh,  is considered a thought leader in educating people on how their brain’s work, and how they can utilize brain-based therapies, as well as do-it-yourself strategies, to make their brain work better. When your brain works better, so does your body, by improving physical and thought processes to perform better.