Lately I been taking great interest in the study of changing your mindset from negative processing to spiritually uplifting scriptures and outlook on life. For many years I have had a pessimistic view and am now learning how all this plays a part in my health and functions in the body. We have been “fearfully and wonderfully made” from a loving Creator who knows how to keep us in tip top shape. Living in a world full of toxins, poisons and everything trying to make us sick and dying is it possible to change the learning of our loved ones who struggle with autism, ADHD etc.,?
Have you tried neurofeedback with your child and received good results?
What Can You Expect with Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is very effective at stabilizing and regulating brain function, and it helps the brain change itself without medication. Improvements from neurofeedback extend beyond the training period, yielding sustainable results. Once a new brain pattern has been learned, the patient tends not to forget it just like we don’t usually forget how to ride a bike once that skill has been well-learned.
With medication, and even supplements, the benefits usually disappear when the treatment is stopped. Plus, unlike medication, neurofeedback does not have any long-term side effects. As an alternative to medications, neurofeedback can often help people reduce or eliminate drugs for autism and ASD as their brains become more stable.
Neurofeedback has been shown to help in alleviating many of the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The first thing most parents notice is the calming effect of neurofeedback training. They consistently tell us that their children are able to manage their emotions better and do not get overwhelmed as easily.
Other changes parents observe include:
- Initiation of touch and contact
- Reduced emotional outbursts
- Increased tolerance to change
- Slower, clearer speech patterns
- Better responses to parental and teacher instructions
- Less ritualistic and more imaginative thought
- Decreased hyperactivity and impulsivity, heightened levels of focus
- Diminished anxiety, more stable and calm
- Better social skills and enhanced relationships
Why Hasn’t Our Doctor Recommended It?
It’s true that many professionals aren’t aware how effective neurofeedback is for autism. Most healthcare professionals are busy with their own practices and don’t necessarily learn about modalities outside their scope of practice.
We encourage you to keep reading. Some of these case studies may interest you and provide signs of hope and improvement as you learn how other kids, parents, and families have benefited from neurofeedback.
Here is an example of an occupational therapist who referred an autistic boy to neurofeedback, and reported “the benefits outweighed any other therapies we’ve done”:
6-year-old, Autistic Boy Using Neurofeedback
Interview with Darlene, his mom who was referred for neurofeedback by his Occupational Therapist. She reports “the benefits outweighed any other therapies we’ve done.” She reported that he’s become more relaxed, more verbal. He’s more social, interacting with others in ways she never thought he could do. And more conversational. Created by EEGinfo.
How Long Do We Do Neurofeedback and How Much Does It Cost?
Every person’s situation is different, so it’s difficult to give an exact amount of sessions your child will require. When you call our clinic, we’ll schedule an initial appointment. We recommend you come in for an initial consultation and start with a few sessions. After a handful of sessions, we can assess any changes you notice and discuss if neurofeedback is a good fit for your family.
Please share your results and experiences; good and bad on this topic. I am interested in learning if skills and academic studies improved with this techniques. If adults can change their mindset and receive better living from it, it seems that a child should be able to do the same.
It is amazing to me how much the human body can endure and still work tirelessly to keep you alive and functioning as best as it can!!