Neurofeedback for ASDs with Lynette Louise and Deborah Portnoy
April 28, 2009
Hosted by Teri Arranga
Lynette Louise is certified as an Option Process Mentor Counselor and a Child Facilitator (Autism Treatment Center of America). Lynette has been practicing the Option Process since 1997 and working with autism since 1983, when she first began adopting children (four of whom were diagnosed on the autism spectrum). Having helped hundreds of adults and children with a combination of playroom, dialog, and family dynamics counseling, in 2004 Lynette began using neurofeedback as an additional therapeutic modality. Lynette has successfully helped individuals with bipolar disorder, cerebral palsy, seizures, ADHD, sensory integration dysfunction, and much more. Deborah Portnoy is the talented artistic director of Mothers and Others on Autism, who has worked with Actors for Autism running a social skills group for adults with autism. Her son, through the help of Lynette Louise, has been greatly helped by neurofeedback.
Autism One: A Conversation of Hope
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Approximately 1 child in 50 is diagnosed with autism, which gives autism the undesired ranking as the most prevalent childhood developmental disorder in the United States. 67 children will be diagnosed today - that is nearly 1 child every 20 minutes. Autism is treatable and children are significantly improving or recovering following appropriate therapies. “Autism One: A Conversation of Hope” hosted by Teri Arranga, includes discussions with the most experienced doctors, researchers, and therapists in the field, parents of recovered children, and advocates for the children and families.
Teri Arranga is the executive director of AutismOne (www.autismone.org), the vice president of the Global Autism Collaboration (www.autism.org), and the secretary of Strategic Autism Initiative. She has served as the editor-in-chief of Autism Science Digest and as editor of the US/Canada edition of Autism File magazine. Teri is co-editor of the book Bugs, Bowels, and Behavior: The Groundbreaking Story of the Gut-Brain Connection, and she is editor of Dr. William Walsh's book Nutrient Power and Dr. Andrew Wakefield's books Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines - The Truth Behind a Tragedy (www.callous-disregard.com) and Waging War on the Autistic Child: The Arizona 5 and the Legacy of Baron von Munchausen, all of which were published by Skyhorse Publishing. Additionally, Teri has contributed to and provided editing for all annual editions of Skyhorse Publishing's Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism series. Teri has been involved with a number of media projects, including consulting for medical documentaries such as by award-winning filmmaker Lina Moreco of Canada, appearing in the award-winning documentary Beautiful Son, and consulting for the April 2007 Discover magazine article "Understanding Autism." Teri received the National Autism Association's Believe Award for 2008 and a volunteerism award from USAAA in 2006. She has been an active advocate in the autism community for many years, including attending and broadcasting events in Washington, D.C.