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1 EEG and HEG neurofeedback: Brainwave and cerebral blood flow training for the treatment of Autistic Spectrum Disorders in the school setting Mark Darling B Soc Sc (Hons) (Psych), Assoc MAPS, MISNR Registered Psychologist

2 What is EEG neurofeedback? A form of EEG (electroencephalogram) training that encourages improved self-regulation of brain wave (electrical) activity A learning technique (EEG operant conditioning) Training effects generalise across environments Continued vigilance is not required Also known as EEG biofeedback or neurotherapy

3 How is EEG neurofeedback done? Sensors placed on a person s s scalp measure their brain s s electrical signal, or EEG The signal is amplified and fed back in the form of a computer display that lets the trainee know when they are producing appropriate brainwave patterns and when they are not As the brain processes the information it adjusts its performance (neural plasticity) The brain begins to use its new-found skills

4 How is EEG neurofeedback done?

5 Neurofeedback therapist screen

6 Neurofeedback client screen

7 What is HEG neurofeedback? A method of increasing cerebral blood flow Two separate HEG (haemoencephalography) devices were developed in the mid-1990s Near infrared (nir) HEG (Hershel Toomim) trains the brain to increase red colour (oxygenated blood) Passive infrared (pir) HEG (Jeff Carmen) trains the brain to increase its core temperature Both methods produce increased activation of hypoperfused (underactive) areas of the brain

8 How is HEG neurofeedback done? Both forms of HEG utilise a headband with built- in sensors for measuring blood flow nir HEG sensors measure reflected red and infrared light from brain tissue in order to calculate the degree of oxygenation (red colour) pir HEG employs an infrared thermometer to measure brain temperature under the sensor In both cases the signal is fed back in the form of a computer display that rewards increased blood flow in the area directly below the sensor

9 How is HEG neurofeedback done?

10 Possible areas of impact Modulation of levels of arousal Regulation of sleep/wake cycle Organisation of cognitive processes Normalisation of sensory processing Inhibition of inappropriate motor responses Management of mood and emotions Organisation of memory

11 The history of neurofeedback Prof. M. Barry Sterman (1967) trained cats to increase SMR brainwave amplitudes by rewarding them with milk or chicken soup SMR amplitude increases were associated with a waking state that was completely devoid of motor activity (e.g., eating, grooming, playing) SMR-trained cats proved seizure-resistant when exposed to a convulsant (hydrazine)

12 EEG-trained cats

13 Human epilepsy research (1972)

14 Review of epilepsy research Sterman (2000) conducted a meta- analysis of 30 years of epilepsy research 82% showed clinical improvement 66% showed positive changes to the EEG There was an average of 70% symptom reduction (intensity and frequency)

15 The history of neurofeedback Further areas of successful research include: ADHD, learning difficulties, behaviour disorders Mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, anger management & PTSD Traumatic brain injury, stroke, etc Alcoholism & substance addiction HEG research is still in its infancy pir HEG historically used to treat migraines nir HEG used for a wider range of disorders

16 Research indicators for potential HEG effectiveness (National Library of Medicine, 2002)

17 EEG neurofeedback for ASD Autism/Asperger s s Syndrome a relatively recent area of investigation for neurofeedback Published peer-reviewed research limited to a single case study (Sichel, Fehmi, & Goldstein, 1995), a short series (Scolnick, 2005) and a pilot study (Jerusiewicz, 2002) However, the observation of clinicians worldwide is that autistic spectrum disorders respond favourably to neurofeedback training Much needed research is now under way

18 ASD pilot study (Jerusiewicz, 2002) 20 children with ASD in experimental group 20 children with ASD in control group Experimental group completed an average of 36 neurofeedback sessions Pre- and post-treatment scores on the Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) were collected

19 Pilot study results: percentage of improvement on ATEC Speech/Language Sociability Sensory/Cognitive Health/Physical/Behaviour Total Neurofeedback group 29% 33% 17% 26% 26% Control group 0% 7% 0% 5% 3%

20 Recent HEG research (Limsila & Toomim, 2003) Largest HEG study to date 180 autistic children in Thailand After 40 sessions, the cohort's mean HEG readings (prefrontal activation) increased 53% Of the 81 subjects who were studying in public school, 86% increased their GPA by more than 0.5 (mean = 0.94) points on a 4-point scale Only 4% decreased their GPA by more than 0.5 points (mean = 0.57)

21 Recent EEG research (Coben & Padolsky, 2006) 37 subjects with autism 20 EEG neurofeedback sessions Wait list control group (n=12) matched for gender, age, race, handedness, IQ & treatment 89% success rate 40% reduction of autistic symptoms on ATEC Significant improvements on neuropsychological tests of Attention, Language, Visual-Perception & Executive Functioning QEEG & infrared imaging demonstrated gains

22 Recent EEG research (Coben & Padolsky, 2006) 99.0 F 99.0 F F 91.0 F

23 Recent HEG research (Coben, 2006) 28 subjects with autism 20 nir or pir HEG sessions Wait list control group (n=12) matched for gender, age, race, handedness, IQ & treatment All subjects had previously completed 20 sessions of EEG neurofeedback All subjects had identified frontal system dysfunction based on neurobehavioral testing, neuropsychological testing, infrared imaging, and QEEG data

24 Recent HEG research (Coben, 2006) 90% success rate 42% reduction in autistic symptoms on ATEC 43% reduction in social interaction deficits 47% reduction in communication deficits 44% reduction in sensory/cognitive deficits 39% reduction in behaviour deficits Statistically significant (p <.05) improvements in neurobehavioural and neuropsychological functioning pir HEG more successful on some measures

25 Recent EEG research (Coben & Hudspeth, 2006) 14 ASD subjects with significant Mu rhythm (indicative of frontal dysfunction) 20 sessions of either bipolar interhemispheric or coherence EEG training Both groups improved significantly on QEEG, neurobehavioural and neuropsychological measures Only the coherence trained group demonstrated a reduction in the Mu rhythm

26 Recent research (Coben, 2006) Neurofeedback Outcome: Course of Treatment % reduction in autistic symptoms Bipolar EEG HEG EEG coherence

27 2004 Hervey Bay school-based neurofeedback pilot project Special school setting Six children: all ascertained as ASD Level 6 All appropriate assessments were provided Teaching staff were trained as technicians to run neurofeedback sessions Full clinical/technical supervision was provided Neurofeedback sessions formed part of each child s s Individual Education Profile (IEP)

28 A snapshot of the results An average of 40 training sessions completed Reductions in autistic behaviour on the ATEC ranged from 2.2% to 47.8% (average 22%) Improvements reported: sleep, mood, speech, academics, attention, memory, social skills; reductions in anger, aggression, seizures, hyperactivity, impulsivity Behaviour was monitored in the classroom at pre-determined windows of time for 28 sessions 64% reduction in classroom autistic behaviour

29 A snapshot of the results SUMMARY OF CHANGES IN FREQUENCY SCORES OF NEGATIVE BEHAVIOURS (SYMPTOMS OF AUTISM) FOR ALL STUDENTS OVER 28 SESSIONS Scores NF KS DS NA TD BP Number of Sessions

30 A snapshot of the results Two functionally non-verbal children began speaking in short sentences One child with epilepsy ceased having seizures from the start of the program The other child with epilepsy had two seizures in the first month, then didn t t have any more (normally 3-7 per month) The program won two awards and a $20,000 federal grant for the school to continue the neurofeedback program

31 School Neurofeedback Project Initial half-day presentation at school 2 day EEG technician training for school staff All appropriate assessments provided Individually tailored neurofeedback protocols sent/received via & adjusted as necessary Full technical support provided via phone/ 2 year contracts signed in 2006 include free lease of neurofeedback equipment and five free assessments (value approx. $4500)

32 Further information HEG neurofeedback links to many EEG neurofeedback resources neurofeedback bibliography + online access to the Journal of Neurotherapy Melbourne ADHD clinic using neurofeedback + biomedical interventions

33 Mark Darling B Soc Sc (Hons) (Psych), Assoc MAPS, MISNR Registered Psychologist Family Challenge Psychology Clinic Suite 3 Mountain Creek Professional Centre Cnr Golf Links & Karawatha Drives Mountain Creek QLD 4557 Phone/Fax: (07) Web:

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