Impact on Special Education Costs
It is estimated that Special Education services cost nearly $27,000 per year, per child, nearly three times of the cost of educating a child without disabilities.
Neurofeedback has demonstrated an ability to improve all of these concerns. While neurofeedback may not necessarily result in a child no longer needing any services, it should allow the child to succeed in a less restrictive environment. For instance, a child who needs a full-time behavioral aid could function with a daily check-in. Or a child who might need placement in an alternative school or treatment program could succeed in their regular school with supportive services. Moving to a less restrictive environments is better for the child and a significant reduction in costs.
DIRECTIONS: Select a category of special education and enter the numbers to calculate the yearly savings of including neurofeedback as part of students' individualized education plans.