Autism

Parents and NeurOptimal®  Neurofeedback Trainers report that the elements of language; reading, writing, listening or speaking all show drastic areas of improvement in children on the autism spectrum. Specifically, improvements that have been reported are:

  • Expressive language - more verbal expression, more sign language, longer utterances, detailed thoughts, or even using a different sentence structure while explaining processes or thoughts. For example, using personal pronouns for the first time, reading words carefully rather than leaving endings off words or leaving out articles in a sentence
  • Significant improvements in Executive Functioning skills: particularly working memory, sustained attention, task initiation, organization and greater flexibility
  • A decrease in anxiety, reactivity (fewer 'meltdowns' or rages)
  • Improvements in sleep: falling asleep easier, sleeping through the night
  • Increase in eye contact, ability to initiate an "appropriate" conversation, ask age "appropriate" questions
  • An Increased interest in others or in things other than their "passion"
  • Ability to show empathy
  • Much more organized motor planning skills both physically and verbally
  • Ability to recognize facial expressions and non-verbal cues
  • Increased confidence

One NeurOptimal®  Neurofeedback Trainer in our network recently reported that after 12 sessions, her client, who has autism, has made the following improvements:

  • He is able to follow verbal directions much better
  • His verbal expression has gone from simply repeating what he has heard (echolalia), to spontaneous sentences of 2-3 words
  • He is much more independent (puts on his own clothes, goes on school field trips without a parent, operates DVD player, tablet, TV
  • Sensory defensiveness has improved
    • desires physical touch: initiates holding his mother’s hand
    • He is a much less picky eater
    • He smiled and calmly sat through a dentist appointment (normally it takes 3 people to hold him down)
  • Social improvements: hangs out with his family in the family room rather than isolating himself in his bedroom, initiates play with adults and other children, better eye contact, a greater variety of facial expressions

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