Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorders encompasses five distinct categories:

  • Autism
  • PDD-NOS
  • Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
  • Rett’s Disorder
  • Asperger’s Syndrome

In many cases, communication and social interaction are limited. The person may display repetitive behavior and obsessive thinking.  They may also be unable to recognize or respond appropriately to emotional or nonverbal cues and may be prone to outbursts or tantrums. Studies show that an autistic brain is not able to communicate with itself effectively due to problems resulting from abnormally developed neuroconnections during the first year of life. 

Therapies such as medication, vitamin regimens or restricted diet can produce results, but may be reversed when stopped and most do not address the underlying connectivity problems in the brain. 

Advantages of Connectivity Neurofeedback:

  • Non-invasive
  • No adverse side effects
  • Proven effective in a shorter period of time than other treatment modalities
  • Outcomes are maintained and in some cases even improved upon, after training stops

Results with Connectivity Neurofeedback:

In a large study conducted by Dr. Robert Coben, in 2009, all 85 children in the experimental group showed a decrease in autistic symptoms ranging from 20% to 100% following connectivity neurofeedback. The average overall improvement for this group was a 57% decrease in autistic symptoms. Follow up of these subjects after one year showed that these improvements held and some subjects made additional cognitive and social gains. 

Connectivity Neurofeedback training can be very effective with autistic spectrum disorders because it trains the way the brain communicates with itself. The results that The Neuroconnection has achieved using Connectivity Neurofeedback include:

  • Ability to transition without disruption
  • Increased focus
  • Improvement in social skills and social pragmatics
  • Increased calmness and decreased anxiety
  • Improved verbal communication or expressive language
  • Improved receptive language
  • Fewer repetitive behaviors
  • Improved processing speed
  • Decreased stimming behavior

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The Neuroconnection News: Autism

For more information on how the Neuroconnection can help with Autism, check out our latest newsletters

Spring 2019

In this issue: ATEC scores before and after training, Research update

Summer 2016

In this issue: The Autistic Brain explained, Autism Case Study

Spring 2015

In this issue: EEG abnormalities, Research Update, Case Study

Summer 2014

In this issue: Neurofeedback and Autism overview