There are very few studies of autistic spectrum disorders (including Asperger’s Syndrome) and EEG Neurofeedback. Clinicians around the globe have been reporting dramatic responses for a decade or more. Stephen Larsen, PhD in his book, The Healing Power of Neurofeedback, discusses two cases. Below is a report published in NeuroConnections, the joint newsletter of the two national biofeedback organizations, July 2007.
The Lens and Autism: A Case Study of JJ*
by Nicholas Dogris, PhD**
In April 2006, I received a telephone call from JJ’s mother requesting information about neurotherapy. She had heard about me through her pediatric physician and was interested to learn more about non-medication approaches for the treatment of autism. Her son, JJ, was struggling and needed assistance because most everything he had tried had failed and she was desperate. I provided JJ’s mother with information about traditional neurotherapy along with information about the Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS). JJ’s mother was intrigued and decided to schedule a LENS mapping session for her son.
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* Used with permission of Nickolas Dogris, PhD
**Dr. Dogris is a psychologist who practices in the Eastern Sierra Mountains located in Bishop, California. He has been using neurofeedback for over seven years in his clinical practice treating children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Dogris has developed several innovations for the LENS and is committed to the research and development of the LENS technology. Dr. Dogris earned his PhD from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1997. He earned a Master’s Degree in research psychology from Humboldt State University in 1990 and his BA from California State University, Long Beach in 1987. Dr Dogris has 17 years of professional experience working with a wide variety of patient populations.