Austism Spectrum Disorder

Autism is defined as a psychosocial disorder with varying degrees of impairment of social interactions, communication and restricted interest and activities. Autism can be described as a disregulation disorder. Neuropsychological research using quantitative electroencephalograms (QEEGs) and brain maps have shown that brains of autistic children have connectivity problems. These children have areas of the brain that fail to communicate or communicate too much, resulting in disordered behaviors related to those brain regions. These individuals often have other characteristics such as impairments in sensory, speech, motor, cognitive and autonomic nervous system functioning, which also respond to neurotherapy.

Though there is disagreement to the genetic component, toxicity has been identified as a factor in the disorder (Edelson & Cantor, 1998).

Contributing factors of autism:

  • Metals (lead, mercury, arsenic, nickel, aluminum, cadmium, etc.)

  • Microbes (yeast infections, Lyme’s disease, etc.)

  • Diet & foods (nutritional deficiencies, genetically altered food, artificial flavors & sugars, casein & gluten, etc.)

  • Environmental elements (synthetic chemicals & electromagnetic fields) (Hill & Castro, 2009)

Clinical evidence of detoxification has produced improvements in brain, gastrointestinal and liver functioning (Pangborn & Baker, 2005).

At Achievement & Wellness Center, we offer advanced and comprehensive treatments for people struggling with the effects of autism. One of these treatments is EEG neurofeedback, and the results are remarkable.

Why neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is effective at addressing connectivity problems in the affected centers of the brain. Using information from the brain map, connectivity problems are addressed in the brains of these individuals. Neurofeedback provides recognizable benefits at whatever time it is brought into treatment. Research shows that the treatment benefits sustain beyond the therapy. After completing neurotherapy, patients are found to have ordered and calm brains and a restored balance of brainwave activity.

Effects of neurofeedback

Behavioral changes are observed quickly and depending on the results of the brain map, the degree of the remediation can be estimated. In longitudinal studies, treatment effects have been found to sustain well beyond the therapy. Using neurotherapy, brains become more ordered and calm. In fact, despite the extremes with brain maps where there is too much slow and fast wave activity simultaneously, neurofeedback helps to restore the balance of brain wave activity that is consistent with normal behaviors.

We serve the residents of Newtown, Richboro, Holland, Hamilton Township, Yardley and nearby communities.

To learn more about our treatment solutions for autism spectrum disorder, please contact our friendly office staff at 215.321.9502 with your questions or scheduling needs. For your convenience, you can use our online Request an Appointment form.

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