It is very exciting and gratifying to see these autistic children make such gains in 2-4 months.
Irvine, California (PRWEB) December 23, 2011
The Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine in southern California has applied a new neurofeedback technology in the treatment of Autistic patients that is enabling Autistic patients to achieve more rapid and comprehensive improvement. The deficits that Autistic children suffer are linked to functional disconnections within and between different regions or networks in the brain. Advanced neurofeedback treatment protocols are derived from an analysis of the patient's quantitative EEG brainmap. As many as 19 areas of the brain can be treated simultaneously to create more functional connections in the brain to improve social communication, language, and emotional stability.
The Drake Institute has been able to help Autistic patients for over a decade utilizing neurofeedback. Previously, only 1 or 2 areas of the brain could be treated simultaneously, but patients still experienced significant improvements. The new technology, applied clinically, greatly accelerates and expands their improvements. By training all 19 areas of the brain simultaneously, the child is processing much greater information enabling the brain to develop to more normalized functioning.
Dr. David Velkoff, the medical director of the Drake Institute, states that "It is very exciting and gratifying to see these autistic children make such gains in 2-4 months".
About The Drake Institute:
The Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine was founded in 1980. Originally it focused on treating stress related disorders and diseases using the mind body connection with biofeedback treatment methods. By 1992 it began to use neurofeedback technology and brain mapping to treat Attention Deficit Disorder. Gradually the Drake Institute began to apply its treatment methods to help Autism Spectrum Disorder patients as well.