Dr. Coben will be a keynote speaker at the following conferences:
ESI Clinical Interchange Conference , Glendale, CA - April 24-26, 2009
Thursday, April 23 - Coherence - (9:00-5:00) Rob Coben, PhD (7 CEs)
8:15-10:00 General Session - Arousal model, coherence, systemic, specific:
What are we doing and how does it all relate? - Ed Hamlin, Roger deBeus, Rob Coben, Jack Johnstone, Harold Burke, Matthew Fleischman
Coherence - Rob Coben
Autism - Rob Coben
Autism One 2009 Conference - Chicago
Wednesday, May 20 - Sunday, May 24, 2009
The Elias Tembenis Seizures Think Tank
The incidence of seizures is increasingly reported to autism organizations. Seizures are prevalent and risky. Elias Tembenis, who was recovering from autism, ultimately passed away while having a seizure. We must figure this out. Autism One is bringing together doctors in this Think Tank to work together on the process. The think tank is by invitation to practitioners. Presentations and Q&A panel discussion for all conference attendees will follow on Sunday.
EEG Assessment and Treatment of Seizure activity in ASD
Recent analyses have estimated the prevalence of seizure disorders in autistic series at anywhere from 20 to 46%. Paroxysmal discharges occur in an even higher proportion of autistic children. The electroencephalogram has been used for decades to detect seizures and similar brain activity. This has chiefly been done via analysis of EEG raw wave form analysis. Newer quantitative techniques have emerged including seizure/spike detection algorithms, topographical mapping, independent components analysis, source localization, and coherence assessment. With such techniques, children with autism can be assessed and the underlying nature and sources of their seizure activity analyzed. Once the underlying neurophysiological mechanisms are understood, effective treatment strategies are possible. Recent research from our clinic has demonstrated how connectivity-guided EEG biofeedback can be used to significantly reduce autistic symptoms. A series of cases will be presented demonstrating how this treatment can be used to treat and decrease seizure frequency and intensity with resulting improvements in functioning.
2009 AAPB 40th Annual Meeting - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Workshop: April 1-2
Conference: April 2-4
Title: - SYM10 QEEG Based Neurofeedback wsith Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Description: QEEG Based Neurofeedback with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Faculty: Michael Linden, PhD; Robert Coben, PhD; Jay Gunkelman, QEEGT; Linda Thompson, PhD; Michael Thompson, MD
Autism and Aspergers are becoming more commonly diagnosed and the incidence of Autism has increased to 1/150 children. However, there are no medications developed for treating Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Neurofeedback is being used more frequenlty and successfully for individuals with Autism and Aspergers. This panel will present clinical and research.
- Use QEEG Map testing to guide neurofeedback selection and protocol development.
- Apply neurofeedback strategies and techniques for Autism, Aspergers and ADD.
- Review Aspergers and Autism symptoms, etiology and QEEG subtypes.
Efficacy of Connectivity Guided Neurofeedback on Language Functions and IQ in Autistic Children - Robert Coben, PhD