Does Your Child Have an Autism Spectrum or Asperger’s Diagnosis?
If your child is on the autism spectrum (ASD), diagnosed with either autism or Asperger’s syndrome, 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
- You will be able to have a normal life
- Your child will ever have friendships, or at least become comfortable connecting with other human beings
- Your child will ever be emotionally stable
- Your child will be able to go to college, have a career, have a relationship, and one day live independently
You May Be Exhausted
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 an ASD child
- Guilt that you’re paying attention to this child at the expense of your other children
- The financial drain and feelings of isolation that come with an ASD diagnosis
You May Have Already Tried Many Things
If you have a child with ASD, 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.
Can neurofeedback help?
Neurofeedback has been shown to help alleviate many of the symptoms of ASD. The first thing most parents notice is its calming effect. They frequently tell us that their children are able to manage their emotions better and don’t 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 stability and calmness
- Better social skills and enhanced relationships
Why hasn’t your doctor recommended neurofeedback?
Many professionals aren’t aware of how effective neurofeedback is for ASD. Most healthcare providers are busy with their own practices and don’t necessarily learn about modalities outside their scope of practice.
How long does my child have to do neurofeedback?
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 consultation, followed by a few sessions. After those initial sessions we’ll assess any changes you notice and discuss if neurofeedback is a good fit for your child.
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, Florida.
This page will take you to several client stories about ASD that may interest you and provide signs of hope and improvement as you learn how other kids, parents, and families have benefited from neurofeedback.
Why the Center for Brain Training?
The staff at the Center for Brain Training has extensive experience in treating children with ASD.We strive to stay at the forefront of all new developments of neurofeedback technologies and techniques that can help.
We begin by assessing your child to thoroughly in order to understand the severity of their ASD and how it manifests in his/her life. We then formulate a treatment plan that is specific to your child.
“I saw improvement from the first day at the Center for Brain Training. After 14 months of neurofeedback training, my son is having much better days at school, keeping up with his schoolwork and handling frustration better. I’m very glad we discovered neurofeedback. It’s given me hope that he may someday be able to have a normal, happy life.”
Mother of an 8-year-old boy diagnosed with mild autism
West Palm Beach, FL
Click to read more about how neurofeedback training helped her son’s autism
We are passionate about neurofeedback training. Every day, we see lives transformed.
Getting started with neurofeedback training
There’s 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.
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.