Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Symptoms include lack of social interaction, challenged communication, lack of appropriate eye contact and expression, and a narrow range of repetitive behaviours. The sufferer’s brain is not operating as it should in a number of different regions. Some areas are ‘talking to each other’ too much while other brain regions aren’t interacting at all. Neurofeedback is all about working with the brain. It makes sense therefore, that it can help with reducing symptoms in a brain challenged with ASD.
Words cannot adequately express the emotional journey of a parent whose child is diagnosed with ASD. As the search for effective interventions advances, parents are able to better understand the diagnosis and consider treatment options. It is important that neurofeedback and its many benefits are considered.
During brain training you receive real time feedback on the activity in your brain. This activity is measured with electrodes placed on your scalp. Don’t worry, you don’t feel a thing! These electrodes provide feedback to the stimuli of a video or game on a television screen. If the brain activity changes in the desired direction, you receive a positive ‘reward’. If it doesn’t change or changes in an undesired direction, you receive no feedback or negative response. When we are talking about rewards, etc., we are referring to a change of pitch in the sounds through the earphones, or a light snowing/blurring/lightening of the image on the screen.
The most effective brain training protocol is always determined through an assessment process. The Brain Training Centre offers a variety of assessment services to determine how we can best help you. Please contact us today to discuss your options.
The ASD brain needs help. We can provide it.
EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH FOR THE EFFECTIVENESS OF NEUROTHERAPY FOR ADD/ADHD, LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND ACADEMIC COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT.
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