Neurofeedback for Autism in Gig Harbor, WA

Boy with head down holding up help signLiving with Autism

Autism is not one behavior or one symptom. It’s a complicated web of behaviors and symptoms.

Most of the time, you might want to be alone. Eye contact is avoided. Often, there is aversion to physical contact.

There might be a short attention span, impulsiveness, hand flapping, inability to talk. Anxiety. The list of symptoms varies and can be unique to the individual.

boy facing his shadow up against a wallWhat Causes Autism?

Research suggests that there are multiple factors which may influence the development of autism in an individual, from a combination of genetic and nongenetic, to environmental. Data shows that these factors contribute to early brain development and affect how brain neurons communicate with each other. [1]

Neurofeedback Therapy Can Help with Autism

Autism does not have any specific cures, and the guidelines around therapies are aimed to improve the quality of life of people with autism by reducing their symptoms and by increasing their ability to function day to day. [2] Neurofeedback therapy is focused on doing precisely that.

Research on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) shows that Neurofeedback can remediate anomalies in brain activation, resulting in symptoms reduction and functional improvement.

How Does Neurotherapy Work for Autism?

Neurofeedback. It’s like trying to get an orchestra to play the same song together. We need to help the brain’s parts understand what they are doing to learn how to get in tune with each other.

Neurofeedback works by helping the parts of the brain that are slow to become more active – and helping other parts of the brain that are hyperactive to calm down. We help the brain get in sync with its different parts. The results are improved functioning.

We use qEEG Brain Mapping to map your brain and then target the areas that are stuck in maladaptive patterns.

Call (253) 205-5762 to learn more about Low Energy Neurofeedback and Neurofeedback, and how they can help you.

Citations

[1] “What Causes Autism?” Autism Speaks, https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-causes-autism. Accessed 30 December 2021.

[2] Zivoder, Ivana et al. “Neurofeedback application in the treatment of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD).” Psychiatria Danubina vol. 27 Suppl 1 (2015): S391-4.