Before neurofeedback, our 20 yr. old autistic son, Oliver was extremely anxious, covered his ears when spoken to, and would not allow anyone to complete a sentence without cutting them off. He was often angry and would have severe tantrums. Later, he would apologize, cry and ask for help with his “brain”. His expressive language was very limited and difficult to interpret.
His behavior was so bad I had to take him out of school. He didn’t want to go back, ever.
Several times during sessions, his behavior would suddenly change from cooperative and friendly to angry, often yelling. At the sixth session, he pulled off the sensors and stormed around the room. Between Anankha and myself, we were able to persuade him to finish the session.
Oliver began taking detox supplements after the seventh session, and we began noticing positive changes shortly after that. Further changes in his diet were made as well.
After the ninth session, we noticed remarkable changes… He stopped covering his ears when spoken to. He is actually conversing with family members.
Recently at the supermarket, going through the self-serve register, he took the items from the cart, scanned them and bagged them! When we got, home he put them away while I answered the phone! Before neurofeedback, anytime I would ask him to do something, he would argue and go to his room.
In such a short time, he has become much more approachable, agreeable, calmer and he says he feels better. He still argues, but the intensity has come way down. He now asks to use my Kindle to watch Netflix and says “please” and “thank you” frequently. He says he is looking forward to going back to school next year.
We are excited to see further progress with each session.
Neurofeedback, as well as the other services offered at The Reference Point, is the miracle we have been praying for.