"Brains With Autism Consume Excessive Amounts Of Mental Energy"
"Brains With Autism Can Be Taught To Function Efficiently!"
Our Point of View
The biological roots of autism are undergoing vigorous investigation by the scientific community. In the meantime, we THINK that those individuals with autism have a temperament that is characterized by exceptionally high reactive brains. High reactivity means that the brains take excessive action with very little sensory input. The high reactivity makes these brains huge consumers of mental energy. The high consumption rate leads to long periods of mental fatigue. The fatigue makes focus, socialization, academics and sleep performance a REAL challenge. Mood swings and difficulty transitioning reflects the mental fatigue. We think this population can and will benefit the most from more efficient brain function.
Our Lesson Plan
Tutor these brains to learn to be efficient during the day and the brains will build up the mental energy reserves necessary to support good quality sleep performance. Neurofeedback is an assistive technology process that can teach these brains to function efficiently. As they begin to learn to use mental energy wisely, they begin to sleep better and soon discover more ability to stay focused and perform more effectively and successfully. Socialization begins in earnest!