Neurofeedback for Autism Spectrum Disorder (mild to moderate) reshapes brain networks to improve processing of social and sensory information, while reducing activation of emotional networks. The process is simple, painless, and non-invasive.
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex developmental disorder characterized by a lack of appropriate eye contact, facial expression, social interaction, communication, and restricted repetitive behavior. The effects of Autism Spectrum Disorder and the severity of symptoms ranges in each person. Many children with mild to moderate autism spectrum disorder can function well in some areas of their lives but struggle in other areas.
How Can Neurofeedback Help Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Research on autism spectrum disorder shows that neurofeedback can help improve glitches in brain activation, leading to symptom reduction and functional improvement. This evidence raises the hopes for a behavioral, psychophysiological intervention moderating the severity of autism spectrum disorder.
Unlike medication, which has been reported to have numerous side effects, Neurofeedback therapy essentially has no side effects. The most common side effect reported from clients is feeling tired after a session. Side effects for medications for Autism Spectrum Disorder include, but aren’t limited to the following:
- Increased appetite
- Weight gain
- Hormonal changes
- Involuntary movements (rare)
“I wanted to take a minute to thank all of you. I have been bringing my son, Jonathan, for 20 sessions now and the change in him is so impressive. Jonathan has Autism Spectrum Disorder. We had been trying for Jon to pass his written driver’s license test for 6 times prior to beginning neurofeedback therapy but he wasn’t able to pass. Thankfully, after neurofeedback he was able to pass and is so excited. I asked him if he felt the Neurofeedback had helped him, and he said “Yes” he felt the sessions helped him focus and concentrate on the test and therefore be able to pass the exam. For this reason, I will be forever grateful to you all and hope to continue to work with you so that my son can continue to improve his cognitive rehabilitation.