Those on the autistic spectrum often have had a series of tests to conform the diagnosis. However,, for those who are suspected of being at the mild level of Autistic Spectrum (often referred to as Aspergers Syndrom) may undergo testing to confirm the diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is determined, a qEEG may be conducted to determine the unique picture of neural functioning for that person.
With a certainty of diagnosis, symptoms may be targeted. The qEEG can be used to identify areas of the brain that can be a target of neurofeedback. With your agreement, the physician may receive a copy of the qEEG and psychological testing report as well. Many individuals on the autistic spectrum are able to improve emotional regulation and sensory integration with the use of neurofeedback.
Once the planning stage is complete, biofeedback, neurofeedback and psychotherapy will commence. Often this will begin with breath and heart rate training known as HRV. Practicing increasing the amplitude of some frequencies while lowering the amplitude of others at particular sites is a common beginning of neruotherapy. Other forms of neurofeedback may be used to improve regional and network neurological functioning. Lastly, more traditional forms of psychotherapy may be provided to address emotional and behavioral challenges experienced by those on the autistic spectrum.