Autism Spectrum Disorder Explained

Patients living with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may experience social-interaction difficulties, communication challenges, and have tendencies to engage in repetitive behaviors. Parents often worry about where their child falls on the spectrum, but very few understand the brain’s challenges.

Considered neurodevelopmental disorders, autism, dyslexia, apraxia, and other disorders affect patients differently, and there’s no one-size-fits-all treatment plan. Yet, one thing that is common for all patients is the neurological interferences that affect acquisition, retention, and applications of specific skills.

Autistic Spectrum Disorder Wheel

Symptoms of the Autism Spectrum

Symptoms of autism range in severity and not all children display the same combination before being diagnosed. However, it’s not uncommon for parents to bring their children to your office after they experience some of the following:

  • Difficulty with social interactions and disinterest in people
  • Failure to respond to their name
  • Babbling or language delays and crying in inappropriate situations
  • Atypical responses to parental emotions or anger
  • Facial expressions that may not match their words
  • Engaging in self-injurious behavior such as head banging, hair pulling, or biting
  • Repetitive behaviors such as hand-flapping, arranging and rearranging objects, rocking, and repeating sounds

5 Types of Autism

Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD-NOS)

As a mild form of autism, children with PDD-NOS may have delays in walking and talking. As they grow, they’re often able to cope with their developmental and social challenges, and they often benefit from dietary changes, occupational therapy, and social skill classes.

Kanner’s Syndrome

Known as Classic Autistic Disorder, children with Kanner’s Syndrome display what parents consider the normal signs of autism, such as difficulty understanding and communicating with others, hypersensitivity to noises, lights and smell, and a strong preference for routine.

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD)

This rare form of autism leaves parents searching for answers. Children often begin life meeting all of their expected milestones before digressing around the age of two. They stop talking, stop making eye contact and lose all their social skills.

Rett Syndrome

Only found in girls, Rett Syndrome usually begins to appear in babies around six months old. A common symptom display is the rapid arm flapping or difficulty with fine motor skills and delayed speech.

Asperger’s Syndrome

Children with Asperger’s Syndrome tend to struggle understanding social cues and develop an intense or obsessive interest in one or two subjects. They might even display a higher-than-average intelligence.

 Improve ASD Symptoms with Neurofeedback

Parents of children with autism turn to experts like you for treatment options and advice on how they can help their children learn and grow. That’s where we the Brain Forest Systems come in! 

Our approach gives your patients a holistic, pain-free, and effective way of ASD treatment. Recent studies show that neurofeedback treatments improved symptoms of ASD by 89% when administered on a regular basis. 

We give you the tools necessary to develop individualized treatment plans based on each patient’s brain waves and activity. By rewarding the brain with sound, your patients can improve their focus, memory, and learning abilities over time. 

Brain Forest Systems Work!

The BrainForest Systems are designed to be the easiest, yet most comprehensive and cutting-edge neurofeedback programs on the market.

With our BrainTuning system, we’ll provide your practice with all of the necessary neurofeedback and brain-training tools and software, as well as comprehensive training on how to use these tools to treat your patients. We also offer our GutTuning system that helps get the gut-brain pathway back on track for more enhanced neurofeedback results, which can be especially effective for children with ASD.

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