Does Your Child Have and Autism or Asperger’s Diagnosis?
If your child has just been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or even if you have lived with it for a while…you probably worry about the future.
You may wonder:
- Whether your child will be able to have a normal life and learn to navigate the world
- Whether you will be able to have a normal life
- Whether your child will ever have friendships, or at least become comfortable connecting with other human beings
- Whether your child will ever be emotionally stable
- Whether your child will be able to go to college, have a career, have a relationship, and one day live independently
You May Be Exhausted — Today
In your day-to-day life, you may be struggling with:
- Feeling worn-out by your child’s behaviors
- The constant need to provide extra care for your child
- The lack of independence you have in your own life
- Being conflicted about the love you have for your child and the resentment you may feel from the demands of autism
- Guilt that you are paying more attention to this child at the expense of your other children
- The financial drain and feelings of isolation that come with an autism spectrum diagnosis
You May Have Already Tried Many Things
If you have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, you may have already tried many different options and strategies. The impact of living with autism is significant, and most parents tend to do all they can to improve the situation.
What Can You Expect with Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is very effective at stabilizing and regulating brain function, and it helps the brain change itself without medication. Improvements from neurofeedback extend beyond the training period, yielding sustainable results. Once a new brain pattern has been learned, the patient tends not to forget it just like we don’t usually forget how to ride a bike once that skill has been well-learned.
With medication, and even supplements, the benefits usually disappear when the treatment is stopped. Plus, unlike medication, neurofeedback does not have any long-term side effects. As an alternative to medications, neurofeedback can often help people reduce or eliminate drugs for autism and ASD as their brains become more stable.
Neurofeedback has been shown to help in alleviating many of the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The first thing most parents notice is the calming effect of neurofeedback training. They consistently tell us that their children are able to manage their emotions better and do not get overwhelmed as easily.
Other changes parents observe include:
- Initiation of touch and contact
- Reduced emotional outbursts
- Increased tolerance to change
- Slower, clearer speech patterns
- Better responses to parental and teacher instructions
- Less ritualistic and more imaginative thought
- Decreased hyperactivity and impulsivity, heightened levels of focus
- Diminished anxiety, more stable and calm
- Better social skills and enhanced relationships
Why Hasn’t Our Doctor Recommended It?
It’s true that many professionals aren’t aware how effective neurofeedback is for autism. Most healthcare professionals are busy with their own practices and don’t necessarily learn about modalities outside their scope of practice.
We encourage you to keep reading. Some of these case studies may interest you and provide signs of hope and improvement as you learn how other kids, parents, and families have benefited from neurofeedback.
Here is an example of an occupational therapist who referred an autistic boy to neurofeedback, and reported “the benefits outweighed any other therapies we’ve done”:
6-year-old, Autistic Boy Using Neurofeedback
Interview with Darlene, his mom who was referred for neurofeedback by his Occupational Therapist. She reports “the benefits outweighed any other therapies we’ve done.” She reported that he’s become more relaxed, more verbal. He’s more social, interacting with others in ways she never thought he could do. And more conversational. Created by EEGinfo.
How Long Do We Do Neurofeedback and How Much Does It Cost?
Every person’s situation is different, so it’s difficult to give an exact amount of sessions your child will require. When you call our clinic, we’ll schedule an initial appointment. We recommend you come in for an initial consultation and start with a few sessions. After a handful of sessions, we can assess any changes you notice and discuss if neurofeedback is a good fit for your family.
One mother shares her son’s progress after beginning neurofeedback: “Once he started doing neurofeedback, it seemed like he woke up…Neurofeedback was tapping into something that got the wires in Joey’s brain to connect again. Joey began sleeping from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., and his speech dramatically improved. G.B. Palm Beach County, FL.
Autism Video (10 minutes): Excellent interviews with clinicians and parents about autism and neurofeedback
Four families discuss dealing with the challenges of raising an autistic child, and their children (and their lives) have benefitted as they’ve trained – and changed their brain. It includes clear improvements in social awareness. You’ll also hear from Susan and Siegfried Othmer – pioneers in the neurofeedback field, along with two other clinicians discussing their experience with treating kids in the autistic spectrum.
Why Center for Brain Training?
At the Center for Brain Training, we not only have extensive experience in treating children with autism, but we are one of the premier neurofeedback training institutions in the United States. We are at the forefront of all new developments of neurofeedback technologies and techniques for any number of diagnoses.
In working with your child, we will first assess your child to thoroughly understand the severity of your child’s autism and how it manifests in his/her life. We will then formulate a treatment plan that is specific to your child.
We are passionate about neurofeedback training. Everyday, we see lives transformed.
Get Started with Neurofeedback Training
There is hope for a better life for you, your child, and your family. At the Center for Brain Training, we see the positive effects of neurofeedback training and its impact on the lives of children and families every day.
Call us at our Jupiter office at 561-744-7616 and find out more about how neurofeedback can help you and your family today.