It took a research study to have the message of the importance of normalizing brain
wave activity to come out, but i am thankful that there is now light on the
subject. At our center (The Mindspring Center in Pooler, GA,http://www.mindspringcenter.com), we have been working with kids on the autism spectrum disorders for about 10 years combining neurological (brain-based) therapy along with mind therapy. An example would be a child who receives Neurofeedback (retraining of brain wave activity), chiropractic neurology (stimulation of the nerve pathways between the spine and the brain), Hyperbaric oxygen therapy ( bringing more oxygen to the brain to heal and repair nerve pathways), social skills group therapy (better communication and emotion coping skills) and sometimes individual or family counseling for behavior management. We have found that packaging all of these services together (early intervention or not) packs a POWERFUL punch, a true acceleration of developmental milestones.
I only wish that the American Academy of Pediatrics would promote some of the
above mentioned therapies as early intervention choices along with the
traditional speech, OT and PT.
If you are a parent reading this post, please make sure you research neurofeedback, chiropractic neurology, mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy, social skills group therapy and parent coaching. I think you will be pleasantly surprised as to all
the benefits of these therapies and how they play an important role for our
Dr. Stephen Ranicki