The National Institute of Mental Health is currently recruiting participants for a clinical study to see if using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to guide repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) helps locate the best area for treatment and to explore [..]
Autism, Asperger’s, and Developmental Delays
Neurotherapy and neurofeedback leads to organized and regulated brain activity. Autistic spectrum children have disorganized brains with clear patterns of dysregulation. Functional connectivity MRI (fcMRI) studies examining neural networks in autism have seen an exponential rise over the last decade. Such investigations have led to the characterization of autism as a distributed neural systems disorder. Studies have found widespread cortical underconnectivity, local overconnectivity, and mixed results suggesting disrupted brain connectivity as a potential neural signature of autism.
Quantitative EEG results clearly expose these abnormalities. Using neurotherapy, it is possible for autistic children to train their own brains. Through such training their brain activity becomes more organized and better regulated. This results in more attention, greater ability to calm down, better behavior, and more awareness and connection. These types of findings are consistently reported by professionals and parents.