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WHAT IS NEUROFEEDBACK?

A Drug Free Alternative to better Well-Being

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Neurofeedback for AUTISM

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex condition with a complex diagnosis process involving a lot of interpretation. ASD often co-exists with other diagnoses

Children suffering ASD symptoms struggle to develop peer relationships, because they experience difficulties understanding and expressing non-verbal communication, such as facial expressions. The main symptoms related to ASD are:

  • deficits in social communication and interaction
  • restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests or activities
  • inability to perceive sights and sounds adequately,
  • resistance to change in daily routines,
  • poor motor skills,
  • hyper-focus on one thing
  • loud outbursts

The symptoms of ASD (autistic spectrum disorder) usually begin to emerge at an early age –  at about two or three years.  Studies indicate that individuals with ASD have excessive connectivity in some areas of the brain and deficient connectivity in others.
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How does Neurofeedback help with Autism?

  • Neurofeedback (Brain Training) is a research proven way to help you improve brain function through intensive brain training exercises. 

  • Although the technology is quite sophisticated, the Neurofeedback process is simple, painless, and non-invasive. 

  • You learn to alter your brain activity the same way you learn every other skill – through feedback and practice – What is new, is that with Neurofeedback, you are guided by a form of feedback that was previously not available to you – instantaneous information about changes in your brain’s electrical activity. 

  • Neurofeedback for autism spectrum disorders usually focuses on improving the processing of social and sensory information and on reducing activation of emotional networks.

Neurofeedback: A powerful tool in the treatment of Autism

Neurofeedback has shown to be very effective for ASD. With Neurofeedback the ASD symptoms are explained as a kind of brain deregulation in certain brain areas.
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  • Neurofeedback not only improves cortical function, it also teaches self-regulation.

  • There are no side effects and offers sustainable results.

  • Neurofeedback can change core deficits of ASD by enhancing physical and emotional calming and improving the ability to manage sensory input.

  • Hyperactive brain behaviour can be reduced and sensory integration  and body awareness can be enhanced.

  • Overall emotional expression can be improved.

  • Positive changes can be made in attention and obsessive compulsive symptoms.

  • By combining Neurofeedback with a comprehensive nutritional approach, people have a good chance of improving areas of dysfunction.

  • Neurofeedback improves the quality of life for both people with ASD and their families.

What improvements are possible with Neurofeedback for Autism?

  • Initiation of touch and contact 
  • Reduced emotional outbursts
  • Slower, clearer speech patterns
  • Better responses to parental and teacher instructions
  • Less ritualistic and more imaginative thought
  • Increased tolerance to change
  • Decreased hyperactivity & impulsivity
  • Heightened levels of focus and attention
  • Diminished anxiety
  • Better social skills and enhanced relationships
  • Increased stability and calmness
  • Heightened awareness of feelings and emotions…

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