Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Neurofeedback for Autism Spectrum Disorder (mild to moderate) reshapes brain networks to improve processing of social and sensory information, while reducing activation of emotional networks. The process is simple, painless, and non-invasive.

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

ASD is a complex developmental disorder characterized by a lack of appropriate eye contact, facial expression, social interaction, communication, and restricted repetitive behavior.  The effects of ASD and the severity of symptoms ranges in each person. Many children with mild to moderate ASD can function well in some areas of their lives but struggle in other areas.

How Can Neurofeedback Help Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Research on ASD shows that neurofeedback can help improve glitches in brain activation, leading to symptom reduction and functional improvement. This evidence raises the hopes for a behavioral, psychophysiological intervention moderating the severity of ASD.

Unlike medication, which has been reported to have numerous side effects, Neurofeedback therapy essentially has no side effects. The most common side effect reported from clients is feeling tired after a session. Side effects for medications for ASD include, but are not limited to the following:

  • increased appetite

  • weight gain

  • drowsiness

  • hormonal changes

  • involuntary movements (rare)