A story in the Washington Post describes a major investment by Betsy DeVos. The new secretary of education and her family have a significant investment in a “brain training” company, Neurocore.
This company describes a therapeutic approach using “neuro-feedback” to “train your brain” in overcoming conditions ranging from ADHD and anxiety to autism and depression. The story states that there is no evidence that she plans to introduce this approach to the nation’s schools, but she has promoted it as an approach to treat students with special needs in an educational setting. Stay tuned.
A quote from the article states; “At the very least, DeVos appears to be dangerously naive about what it takes to help people learn - especially children with special needs.”
What do you think?