Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects multiple aspects of a person’s life, including social interactions, communication, and behavior. It is considered a pervasive disorder because its symptoms are present in various areas of an individual’s life, not just limited to one specific aspect.
Autism in the daily life
Autism is a complex and heterogeneous disorder that affects various aspects of an individual’s life, including their ability to process stimuli, develop language skills, engage in social interactions, and exhibit repetitive behaviors. While the severity and symptoms of autism can vary greatly between individuals, recent advances in neurofeedback have shown promising results in helping people with different forms of autism, such as PDD-NOS, Asperger’s, and classic autism. From reducing extreme temper tantrums in children to improving planning and motivation skills in students, neurofeedback has been effective in addressing a range of challenges faced by those with autism.
Jeremy informed his teacher that all the teachers at his school have noticed a positive improvement in his performance and behavior. He is motivated, full of energy, and happily shares how much he enjoys school, both in class and at home.
The debilitating symptoms of my focus issues have significantly decreased. I highly recommend neurofeedback to anyone struggling with focus issues. I started my sessions in July and completed around 20 sessions until September, after which I gradually reduced them. The results have been truly transformative.
With neurofeedback, I now sleep deeply, and waking up is a breeze. After several sessions, I even stopped taking my medication. I’ve noticed a significant increase in my energy levels and my ability to tackle daily tasks with ease.
What is trained with neurofeedback in individuals with autism?
In autism, it is common for individuals to experience high levels of overstimulation, which can be effectively addressed through neurofeedback training that targets slow beta waves. Brain activity measurement often reveals an excess of slow activity, and neurofeedback training can help to regulate and normalize this activity. However, it's important to note that every individual with autism experiences the condition differently, and not everyone with autism will show this pattern of slow brain activity.
Are the effects lasting?
Research indicates that the benefits of neurofeedback in treating ADHD are long-lasting. Our clinical experience supports this, as we have observed that similar lasting results can also be achieved with neurofeedback in individuals with autism.