Children and Teens

Autism Spectrum, Dyslexia, and Developmental

 

Ground-breaking work with neuroplastic (brain learning) techniques is yielding results that are re-writing the book on what is possible in brain development. 
 
Autism spectrum, dyslexia and developmental disorders are complex, and there is no 'one size fits all' solution. Rewiring the brain is a step by step process; there are no quick fixes, but steady progress can be made.
 
We begin with a comprehensive intake to determine which brain systems are struggling, and what therapies are the most likely to yield results. We will then send you a reading list so you can better understand the various approaches. This is a free service. 
 
Parents know what is working and what isn't, where their child struggles and where they don't. A bit of self-education on brain training principles goes a long way in determining the best way forward. 
 
We recommend an integrated 'back to basics' approach; retraining the brain from the ground up. Neurofeedback might be one component of the programme, but is seldom the place to begin. 
 
In broad terms, our approach has three stages. None are easy; all take time. Patience and dedication to the process are key. 

Whole brain approach

  • First Nutrition and Digestive health programme to reduce toxins and help restore neurotransmitter balance. The goal is to get the brain chemistry into a position where learning and change comes easier. Hypobaric oxygen can also be helpful at this stage.
  • Second Sensory Integration to train basic sensory skills that may have been missed or incomplete in early brain development. The iLs may be a component in this stage, and at home brain development exercises can make a big difference. 
  • Third Neurofield to help deeply entrenched brain patterns become more flexible, and neurofeedback to help restore function, emotional balance, increase processing speed and improve communication between brain areas. 
When it comes time to access our services, we do have remotely operated home sessions available. 
 
This TEDx video is by a client of a friend and colleague of ours, who shares first-hand what is possible using brain training techniques. (play video here)
 

autism studies...              developmental studies...          Epilepsy studies...

 

Neurofeedback has reduced -----'s anxiety. He is able to go out to busy places now. Because of this he now accesses a variety of activities that he can learn from.
 
(My son) still has autism and still struggles with lots of things, but your sessions have given him some level of calm and allowed his light to shine ever more brightly! Thank you both so very much. I am in awe of all you do!
 
Regarding meltdowns we are dealing with one or two a week now as opposed to the same number every day, and there is usually an obvious reason for these…
 
I would definitely say (his) anxiety levels have reduced, he is still anxious in new situations but nowhere near the flight or fight response he has lived with all these years. In fact there has been no "flight" since his neurofeedback sessions.
 
(My son's) desire for social interaction has massively increased and he generally wants someone to play with him now as opposed to disappearing into his room with his Lego! (his) class teacher has approached me several times to remark on (his)  confidence and his rapidly growing friendships in school! He has even had friends home for tea and played appropriately with them, happy to share his toys. I have also seen him spontaneously put his arm around his friend when she was upset (gulp)!

Brainworks Clients

'Our research has clearly demonstrated that neurofeedback can enhance both cognitive ability and creativity... I believe that this approach has much to offer in the area of special needs.' 

John Gruzelier, PhD. Professor of Neuroscience at Goldsmiths College, University of London.