Introduction to Neurofeedback for the Autism Spectrum

Course Description 

Our autism course is designed to address the applications of neurofeedback as a training tool for disregulated states for people on the spectrum. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has shown a dramatic increase in prevalence.  Autism is defined as a neurodevelopment disorder characterized by impairment in social interaction and communication. People who fall within the Autism Spectrum appear to be extremely over aroused.  This is often related to their sensory overload, hyper focus, and difficulty processing the subtleties of relationships. In the most severe cases they are forced to retreat into a trance-like world because their system is overloaded by sounds, movements, and even physical touch. These issues seem to respond best to neurotherapy that exercises slower frequencies. This can teach them to slow down their excessive processing speed so that they don’t feel so overwhelmed by the world. In contrast to behavior therapy, positive outcomes as a result of neurofeedback training are achieved over the course of several months rather than a year or more of intensive training.  The training outcomes of neurofeedback training are maintained over time and tend not to reverse after treatment is ended as in drug therapy, diet therapy, and supplementation with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.

Our courses are designed to be hands-on, interactive, and educational.  Upon completion of this course you will:

  • Have the ability and knowledge to run your own neurofeedback sessions on your clients

  • Learn about and use protocols to decrease arousal

  • Help reduce client's time in therapy

  • Understand how and where to market neurofeedback in the autism community

  • Provide support for clients and their families

  • Empower ASD clients to more readily engage in their communities

  • Enable your clients to begin to live the life they want to lead

 

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