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The Effectiveness of Neurofeedback Training for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Franziska Eller

Part of the BestMasters book series (BEST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-13
  2. Franziska Eller
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  3. Franziska Eller
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  4. Franziska Eller
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  5. Franziska Eller
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  6. Franziska Eller
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 61-82

About this book

Introduction

Franziska Eller investigated the effectiveness of individualized Neurofeedback training in addition to a comprehensive basic neurodevelopmental therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The results clearly speak for the benefits of a supplemental Neurofeedback training, since QEEG recordings revealed positive changes in the children’s brain wave activity after only a few weeks of training. Furthermore behavioral aspects and imitation abilities were assessed using two autism questionnaires and an imitation test. Results showed that all children improved in several domains, with the treatment group partly achieving greater changes than the control group. Unlike the most prevalent therapy methods that are mainly behavior-based, Neurofeedback training aims at improving abnormal brain wave activity and thereby establishes an alternative, promising approach to treat Autism Spectrum Disorders.

 Contents

  • Characterization of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Description of Neurofeedback Training
  • Current research situation regarding Neurofeedback Training for ASD
  • Implementations for future research investigations

 Target Groups

  • Researchers and students, academic lecturers in psychology
  • Practitioners in the fields of autism treatment and Neurofeedback Training

 The Author

Franziska Eller graduated from the Technische Universität Braunschweig with her Master’s Degree in Psychology. She currently works in the field of early intervention at an Autism Center in Potsdam.

 

Keywords

Autism Treatment Evaluation Neurodevelopmental Therapy Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG) biofeedback therapy multi-methodical approach

Authors and affiliations

  • Franziska Eller
    • 1
  1. 1.PotsdamGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-08290-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-08289-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-08290-1
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