IMPROVED AUTISM SPECTRUM OUTCOMES
Ground-breaking work with neuroplastic (brain learning) techniques is yielding results that are re-writing the book on what is possible in brain development.
Autism spectrum, dyslexia, and developmental disorders are complex, and there is no one size fits all solution. Rewiring the brain is a step-by-step process; there are no quick fixes, but steady progress can be made.
You Know Your Child
Parents know what is working and what isn’t, where their child struggles and where they don’t. During the Free Initial Evaluation, there will be a one-on-one discussion concerning your goals, and explain how neurofeedback could be part of the solution going forward. A bit of education on brain training principles goes a long way in determining the best way forward.
We recommend an integrated ‘back to basics’ approach; retraining the brain from the ground up. Neurofeedback might be one component of the program, but we will also examine other areas where we can be of assistance.
WHOLE BODY APPROACH
First nutrition and digestive health programs will be reviewed to determine if a change in nutrition can help restore neurotransmitter balance. The goal is to get the brain chemistry into a position where learning and change comes easier. Our Detox Program may be an excellent place to start.
Next, a neurofeedback training protocol will be designed to help brainwave patterns become more flexible, improving function, and emotional balance, and increasing processing speed. These protocols are based on the results of the individual brain map (Qeeg – quantitative electroencephalogram).
Neurofeedback Can Produce Long-Lasting Improvements
Neurofeedback trains patients to better control their own brainwaves using audio and visual feedback. While in a regular training session, the brain waves are detected through sensors placed on the scalp. This allows us to measure 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.
It Is Fully Natural
The process of learning using repetition and feedback is known as “operant conditioning”.
This is a natural process we use every day when learning a new skill, such as riding a bicycle. To learn that, you just kept getting back on the bike, in most cases, falling and bumping into things, until your brain learned the proper steps to ride the bike. After a while, you were riding, talking to your friends, etc. All without even consciously thinking about it!
That`s exactly how neurofeedback produces improvements in brain efficiency. Over time, just like with the bike, new neural pathways are built, allowing the patient to think more clearly. One of the biggest changes our parents notice is an improvement in their ability to communicate with their children.