Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. People with autism often have underdeveloped brain structures, mainly the amygdala and the hippocampus, which is the structure involved in emotion, agression, sensory input, memory, and learning. It is hypothesized that because of the underdeveloped system, many autistic children have problems integrating sensory information, and are over or under stimulated. Research supports that neurofeedback can be used as an effective, safe, intervention to manage the different symptoms of autism. In a 2006 study pre-post analyses showed a 40 percent reduction in autistic symptoms.
“Research on autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) shows that neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback) can remediate anomalies in brain activation, leading to symptom reduction and functional improvement”, was reported by the Science Daily. Read the article by clicking on the following link, www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/02/080226185848.htm .