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Neurofeedback & ASD

ASD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized with impairments in communication, behavior, and socialization from childhood. As ASD is a spectrum disorder, individuals may experience different symptoms ranging from mild to severe, and may have different co-morbidities accompanied.


1 in 68 children has been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the United States (Center for Diseases Prevention and Control); 1% of the population in Singapore is diagnosed with ASD; 1,100,000 cases of autism have been identified in China (World Health Organization). While there is no official registry for individuals diagnosed with ASD, a prevalence rate of 1:625 children between 18 to 26 months are diagnosed with ASD (Ministry of Health, Malaysia). Including the figures from other countries, there is a seemingly increasing rate of ASD with approximately 67 million people worldwide being affected with ASD.


ASD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized with impairments in communication, behavior, and socialization from childhood. As ASD is a spectrum disorder, individuals may experience different symptoms ranging from mild to severe, and may have different co-morbidities accompanied. Co-morbidities and other learning difficulties include intellectual disability, ADHD, sleep problems, epilepsy, gastrointestinal problems, motor coordination deficits, and other psychiatric disorders (e.g., oppositional defiant disorder, Tourette Syndrome, tics, anxiety disorder, and depressive disorder).