Neurofeedback is a form of feedback that measures brain waves and feeds back the brain activity to teach self-regulation. Neurofeedback is commonly provided using visual, auditory and vibration feedback for the desired brain activity and negative feedback for brain activity that is undesirable.
There is a considerable overlap among the different forms of autism. The wide variation in symptoms among children with autism, however, has led to the concept of autism spectrum disorder, or ASD.
ASDs affect one out of every 88 children in the U.S. They occur more often among boys than girls. While autism appears to be on the rise, it’s unclear whether the growing number of diagnoses shows a real increase or comes from improved detection. Early diagnosis is important. That’s because early treatment can help a child with autism make significant gains in language and social skills.