Rex and Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield are committed to helping researchers find a way to better treat autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
The Sinquefield Charitable Foundation is funding a study of neurofeedback therapy at the University of Missouri. According to Dr. Guy McCormack, who is overseeing project, the research has yielded “rather promising” results.
McCormack, who is chair of the occupational therapy and occupational science department in the University’s School of Health Professions, began the pilot study in summer 2008.
Dr. Sinquefield also serves as President of the Neurofeedback and Applied Neuroscience Foundation in California, which provides technical assistance and support to ongoing research.
Neurofeedback is a way in which humans train the brain to help improve its ability to function. By challenging the brain — much as one challenges his or her body in physical exercise — researchers may be able to help children improve the way they control attention and social behaviors.