Pervasive Development Disorder is a disorder in the autistic spectrum.
Children as well as adults with PDD-NOS (Pervasive Development Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified), with the Syndrom of Asperger or with other forms of autistic behavior can benefit from neurofeedback.
Though every disorder in the autistic spectrum has its own expression, we see many similarities:
- Problems in social interaction: not empathic in social situations, no or less contact with friends in the peergroup, making too much or too little contact
- Problems with verbal and non-verbal communication: no eye contact, no humour, using inadequate erudite words and sentences
- No imagination, strong focussed interests, rigid behavior patterns
- Problems with unexpected changes, difficulties in the overview of new social situations
What sort of neurofeedback training someone with PDD-NOS gets, depends on the pattern of complaints. Often we start with anxiety: to calm down and stabilise the person. This will take about 20 sessions.
To heal rigid behavior of concentration problems, we train the frontal brains. When the person is overstimulated, we train the back of the brains, where the processing of incoming information takes place. In general it takes about 30 to 40 sessions.
Children as well as adults with PDD-NOS, experience afterwards more relaxation and inner peace. They get more self-confidence and can better handle stress. They also perform better at school or at work, because the concentration has increased. Parents and teachers sometimes get even more in contact with their children.