All kinds of therapy may be helpful especially after ISF neurofeedback because we rewire the elasticity of the brain and syncronise it to it's optimal levels. we have activated speech when other could not. We have calmed them, increased eye contact, put perspectives into their lives
Kouijzer, M. E. UJ, de Moor, J. M. H., Gerrits, B. J. L., Buitelaar, J. K., & van Schie, H. T. (2009). Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3(2), 496–501.
After 12 months we see maintenance present.
Sichel, A. G., Fehmi, L. G., & Goldstein, D. M. (1995). Journal of Neurotherapy, 1(1), 6064.
This article describes the experience of Frankie, an 8 and ½ year old boy with mild autism. Frankie seemed to lack environmental awareness of the existence of others He failed to follow the behavior of his siblings and did not engage in social play. Though his mother had worked to develop his verbal communication, his verbalizations were minimal pre treatment and he did not actively engage in social situations. Frankie was diagnosed as autistic by two separate private practices. A psychologists, a neurologist specializing in autism, as well as a special education professor from a state college.
Frankie’s QEEG mapping following the completion of 31 sessions of neurofeedback therapy shows reduced theta/beta power ratios in 15 of the 19 brain sites. These modifications corresponded to reduced autistic symptoms and the development of normal patterns of social interaction and communication.
Neurofeedback Training Produces Normalization In Behavioural And Electrophysiological Measures Of High-Functioning Autism
Pineda J., Carrasco K., Datko M., Pillen S., and Schalles M.
This experiment specifically targeted the mu rhythms which are connected both perception and action. Results from the 24 patients after approximately 30 hours of Neurofeedback training: the effects of this training were measured using the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS), the Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC), and Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales. All three measures researchers saw significant improvement. The results of this experiment suggest that Neurofeedback training can positively change the dysfunctional mirror networks in autistic children.
(Please note the above shows significant positive changes. How significant? Well, all children are different)
Pathlight boy gets awards!
Some articles for you. Too many to list here
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- Coben, R., & Myers, T. E. (2010). The relative efficacy of connectivity guided and symptom based EEG biofeedback for autistic disorders. Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback, 35(1), 13-23.
- Coben, R. (2007). Connectivity-guided neurofeedback for autistic spectrum disorder. Biofeedback, 35(4), 131-135
- Coben, R., & Pudolsky, I. (2007). Assessment-guided neurofeedback for autistic spectrum disorder. Journal of Neurotherapy, 11(1), 5-23.
- Jarusiewicz, B. (2002). Efficacy of neurofeedback for children in the autistic spectrum: A pilot study. Journal of Neurotherapy, 6(4), 39-49.
- Knezevic, B., Thompson, L., & Thompson, M. (2010). Pilot project to ascertain the utility of Tower of London Test to assess outcomes of neurofeedback in clients with Asperger’s Syndrome. Journal of Neurotherapy, 14(3), 3-19.
- Kouijzer, M. E. UJ., de Moor, J. M. H., Gerrits, B. J. L., Buitelaar, J. K., & van Schie, H. T. (2009). Long-term effects of neurofeedback treatment in autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3, 496-501.
- Okhadze, E., Baruth, J., El-Baz, Tasman, A., Sears, L., Wang, Y. Lamina, EV. Casanova, MF. (2014). Neuromodulation Integrating rTMS and Neurofeedback for the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback. 2014 Dec;39(3-4):237-57. doi: 10.1007/s10484-014-9264-7.
- Pineda J. A. (2014) Neurorehabilitation of social dysfunctions: a model-based neurofeedback approach for low and high-functioning autism. Frontiers in Neuroengineering. Read
- Pineda J. A. (2014) Neurofeedback training produces normalization in behavioural and electrophysiological measures of high-functioning autism. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. June, 369(1644) Abstract
- Pineda JA, Brang D, Hecht E, Edwards L, Carey S, Bacon M, Futagaki C, Suk D, Tom J, Birnbaum C, Rork A.(2008). Positive behavioral and electrophysiological changes following neurofeedback training in children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 2. 557-581.
- Pineda, J. A., Brang, D., Futagaki, C., Hecht, E., Grichanik, M., Wood, L., Bacon, M., & Carey, S. (2007). Effects of neurofeedback training on action comprehension and imitation learning. Chapter in Puckhaber, H. L. (Ed.), New research in biofeedback. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 133-152.
- Scolnick, B. (2005). Effects of electroencephalogram biofeedback with Asperger's syndrome. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 28(2), 159-163.
- Sichel, A. G., Fehmi, L. G., & Goldstein, D. M. (1995). Positive outcome with neurofeedback treatment of a case of mild autism. Journal of Neurotherapy, 1(1), 60-64.
- Sokhadze, E., Baruth, J., El-Baz, A., Horrell, T., Sokhadze, G., Carroll, T., Tasman, A., Sears, L., Casanova, M. (2010).Impaired error monitoring and correction function in Autism. Journal of Neurotherapy 14(2), 79-95.
- Steiner N. J. (2014) A pilot feasibility study of neurofeedback for children with autism Applied Psychophysiological and Biofeedback. June, 39(2), pp. 99-107.Abstract