Calming the inner storm.
Autism and Neurofeedback
Calming the Inner Storm - Reducing Autistic Symptoms by 40%
In biofeedback, biological information is fed back to you. You look
into a behavioral mirror and learn to adjust what you are doing. The
most powerful form of biofeedback works on the source of behavior with
an EEG to see brain waves. Biofeedback of neurological information is
Neurofeedback treatments are an effective remedy for autism. Quieting
brain waves is tightly linked to symptom reduction. Research
demonstrates a 40% reduction in all autistic symptoms.
In autism we see big spikes of intensity in brain waves. There are
also disturbances in communication between sites within the brain. These
can be corrected with neurofeedback. The goal and point of all
biofeedback is to increase self-awareness and subtle self-control to
build self-regulation of behavior. Neurofeedback relaxes the nervous
system and releases abnormal brain wave patterns. Neurofeedback
treatments permanently reduce the excess spiking and bring greater calm
and maturity. In addition, neurofeedback to boost cerebral blood flow
will strengthen the brain.
Both experimental research and my clinical experience show that we
can reduce the symptoms of autism significantly with neurofeedback. The
improvements are permanent and across the board –
Emotional calm: Fewer tantrums with less intensity. Improved self-control.
Better quality sleep. Restorative sleep helps everything else.
Odd, repetitive behavior: Less coping is required with a calm brain.
Communication, Focus: The brain becomes more efficient and effective.
Social intimacy: When the inner storm subsides then maturation can progress.
Neurofeedback methods can require very little of the client and
anyone can be treated. I treat autistic children, teens and adults in my
office in Bala Cynwyd, just a mile off the Belmont exit of the
Schuylkill, Rt. 76. Within 10 sessions almost all clients notice either
more emotional calm, sharper mental clarity or better quality sleep.
- Brain training treats autism at the source.
- Broad symptom relief is substantial and permanent.
- Pleasant, natural, non-invasive, no drugs, no adverse reactions.
- Some neurofeedback methods can be used in the home, community and school.
Gary Ames, Licensed Psychologist
28 Rock Hill Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004