IMPROVED BEHAVIOR AND COGNITIVE ABILITIES
FOR AUTISM PATIENTS
Why Are Autistic Brains Different?
Recent studies have shown that brain connections are different in those suffering with autism, versus those with more normal brain development. Occasionally, there will be more connections in some areas, while there are less in others. This can lead to imbalances that can create the many symptoms associated with autism.
How Does Neurofeedback Help With Autism?
Ground-breaking work with neuroplastic (brain learning) techniques is yielding results that are re-writing the book on what is possible in brain development. Neurofeedback is on the forefront of these new approaches.
At Total Health Neurofeedback, we train our autistic patients to better control their own brainwaves using audio and visual feedback. During a normal training session, the brain waves are measured using small sensors located on the scalp. These sensors measure the brainwave output, in real time, while the patient simply relaxes, watching a movie or video.
As a result of the real time input, our equipment can provide “feedback” to the brain in the form of changed audio and visual signals. If you were in the room with the patient, you would observe the video will go in and out of focus. These changes are not random but are in response to the ongoing measurement of their brainwave output.
What improvements can I expect from neurofeedback training?
The first improvements most people notice are that their children are more calm, and in better control of their emotions. They are less likely to feel overwhelmed, allowing them to better participate in learning, both cognitively and emotionally. This also can result in improved social interactions, communication skills, schoolwork, anxiety, and even sleep.
Are the Improvements Long Term?
Most people are familiar with the saying “It`s like learning to ride a bike- you never forget.” That`s precisely how neurofeedback training works. – No side effects, and over time the training helps the brain to create permanent changes in the available neural pathways. In turn, this leads to long-term improvements in communication, memory, focus, concentration, and many other areas.