Neurofeedback therapy is an excellent treatment for children with autism because it’s non-invasive, painless and has zero side effects. During a session, sensors are attached to the child’s head as they watch a movie, a television show or play a video game. During this activity/exercise, their brain waves are monitored and measured on an EEG computer monitor, so the child can learn how their brain functions/respond when asked to concentrate or focus on a variety of tasks at a time. These therapy exercises will teach a child how to train their brain to produce a calm state and help them focus so they can create healthier brain patterns. The parents of the children I have treated have been overjoyed with the benefits/results the treatment has offered. They’ve noticed a significant improvement in their child’s verbalization skills, confidence, behavior and how they interact with others.
Autism is an intricate developmental disability, with symptoms appearing during early stages of childhood, and can affect a child’s ability to communicate and interact with others. According to the Center for Disease Control, their latest statistics show that 1 out of 68 children have been identified as having autism spectrum disorder. Autism affects many who have been diagnosed differently because of the wide range of symptoms and levels of functioning that take place. Early signs of Autism are, not being able to verbalize a single word by age 16 months, overly focused on a certain object, avoids making eye contact, doesn’t respond to their name, does not smile or respond in social environments. The severity of Autism varies greatly. There is no correct answer as to what causes Autism, but Scientist believe genetics and the environment play a key role. With an early diagnosis from a licensed medical professional and early treatment, children can enjoy a healthy, fun and memorable childhood, and grow to become productive members of society.