ASD Patients Often Improve Self-Regulation and Functioning
Autism, autism spectrum disorder, and Asperger syndrome are neurodevelopmental conditions often detected in early childhood. We see many parents at the Carlton NeuroFeedback Center who are looking for non-invasive, long-lasting measurable improvements for their child to improve their daily life. While we cannot cure autism, we can help children feel calmer, communicate better, behave in more predictable ways, and help them regulate themselves more easily.
Questions & Answers About Autism Spectrum Disorders
What is autism?
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism, a complex developmental brain disorder characterized by varying degrees of difficulty interacting in normal social settings, delays in verbal or nonverbal communications, specific repetitive behaviors, learning disabilities such as concentrating and mastering motor skills. In addition, children with autism often have physical conditions such as problems sleeping or gastrointestinal disturbances.
How do autisticbrains differ?
Research shows that neuron activity in the brain differs in individuals with autism from those with normal brain development. Autistic brains are not neurotypical, which is a fancy word for not like most people. They have more connections in some areas and less in other areas, causing imbalances. In the assessments we do, the activity known as mu brainwave suppression is often absent in people who have autism.
How can neurofeedback training help a person with autism?
Neurofeedback training has been helping improve the lives of individuals with autism for over 15 years. See links to research that shows neurofeedback training’s benefits. At the Carlton Neurofeedback Center, we train children with autism to control their brain frequencies with the help of audio and visual feedback. The child’s brain wave patterns are detected through electrodes placed on the scalp. While this is being measured, the child is relaxing, watching a movie or show that holds their interest. The neurofeedback allows the program to change the visual and audio input in real time, continually re-focusing your child’s attention on the movie. This process occurs hundreds of times a minute, helping your child’s brain to learn new, better ways of focusing and processing information.
What outcomes can I expect from my child as a result of neurofeedback training?
Parents continually tell us that following training their children become calmer, are better able to manage their emotions, and no longer are so easily overwhelmed. On average, they report a 26% improvement in ATEC rated autism symptoms.We repeatedly hear how treatment improves these children’s social interactions, communication skills, school work, anxiety, overall behavior, and even sleep.
Let Us Help
We have seen neurofeedback training help children improve their cognitive function and other symptoms from their autism. Contact us today to set up a free, no risk evaluation to learn if this therapy might be effective for your child. Download Dr Carlton’s Ebook, find out why patients choose our clinic, and answers to frequently asked questions.