IMPROVED AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER OUTCOMES
Cutting -edge research with neuroplastic (brain learning) techniques is producing results that are revolutionizing what is possible in brain development.
Autism spectrum, dyslexia and developmental disorders are complex disorders, and there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. Retraining the brain to work in a healthier, more efficient manner is a step by step activity. There are no quick fixes, but steady improvements can be made.
We will begin with a quantitative electro-encephalogram to determine if underlying brainwave patterns are imbalanced, which will allow us to determine if neurofeedback training can offer help in improving the patient`s brain function.
Each Patient Is Unique
Parents and care givers know what is working and what isn’t, where their loved ones’ struggle and where they don’t. During the Free Initial Evaluation, we will have a one-on-one discussion about your goals, and explain how neurofeedback could be part of the solution going forward.
Next, a customized neurofeedback training protocol will be designed to help the brainwave patterns become more responsive, which can improve function, emotional balance, and increase the brain processing speed. These protocols are based on the results of the individual brain map (Qeeg – quantitative electro-encephalogram), done prior to the beginning of care.
Neurofeedback Produces Long Term Improvements
Neurofeedback training can teach the brain to gain better control their own brainwaves using audio and visual feedback. During a neurofeedback training session, the brain waves are measured through sensors lightly placed on the scalp. This allows our equipment to monitor the brainwave output, while the patient relaxes, watching a movie or video that holds their interest.
These measurements provide “feedback” to the brain in the form of changed audio and visual inputs. If you were in the present during a session, (which is typical), you would notice that the video will go in and out of focus – this is in response to the measurements of their brainwave output.
The Brain Builds New, Permanent Neural Connections
Remember when you first learned to ride a bike? When you first started, you had no knowledge on how to do it properly. After time, with repeated practice, (and feedback) you learned how to stay balanced, and riding became a smooth fun experience. Even better, you developed new neural connections that stay with you for a lifetime, allowing you to ride a bike, even after years of inactivity. That`s exactly how neurofeedback works to create long-term change, along with improved autistic outcomes.