Autism Spectrum Disorders

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What is Autism?

ASD is a group of disorders that can affect the development of the nervous system. Symptoms of this disorder are poor communication, struggles with social interaction, delay in mental function, repetitive behavior and interests, and problems with the sensory system. ASD is often a decrease in activation throughout the right cerebral hemisphere with an overall decrease in connectivity among the two cerebral hemispheres. ASD consist of 4 different disorders Autistic disorder, Asperger's disease, PDD, and Childhood disintegrative disorder. Rett syndrome previously fell under ASD spectrum but it is now confirmed that Rett’s cause is genetic. It no longer falls under ASD guidelines. Children with Rett syndrome, primarily girls, start developing normally but then begin losing their communication and social skills. Beginning at the age of 1 to 4 years, repetitive hand movements replace purposeful use of the hands. Children with Rett syndrome are usually severely cognitively impaired.
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  • Autistic disorder. This is what most people think of when they hear the word "autism." It refers to problems with social interactions, communication, and imaginative play in children younger than 3 years.

  • Asperger's syndrome. These children don't have a problem with language -- in fact, they tend to score in the average or above-average range on intelligence tests. But they have the same social problems and limited scope of interests as children with autistic disorder.

  • Pervasive developmental disorder or PDD -- also known as atypical autism. This is a kind of catch-all category for children who have some autistic behaviors but who don't fit into other categories.

  • Childhood disintegrative disorder. These children develop normally for at least two years and then lose some or most of their communication and social skills. This is an extremely rare disorder and its existence as a separate condition is a matter of debate among many mental health professionals.




Your Unique Role as a Caregiver and Individual

ASD presents a unique set of challenges for the individual and caregiver.  At Revive we have a team that not only understands your symptoms but identifies with the role of both patient and caregiver. Our goal is to create a strategic and comprehensive treatment plan to help you live better and love life more. We realize that when we improve the quality of life for the patient, this will improve the quality of life for the caregiver as well.  



How Revive Can Help

At Revive we specialize in providing treatment to the neurological regions affected by ASD. We utilize research-based diagnostics to evaluate how different areas of the brain are functioning.  

Your treatment can include balance, gait, and eye training; as well as hand-eye coordination, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), hyperbaric oxygen, diet, and supplements.  

Eye training drives brain activation and growth. Research has shown that the utilization of eye movements activate multiple brain regions. Combining specific eye movements with visual stimulation allows us to strengthen targeted brain regions.

Beyond the neurological system, there are many factors that can impact the presentation of ASD: the immune system, diet, sleep, and stress (to list a few).  By integrating knowledge of the brain and influence of these factors, we can provide a comprehensive care plan designed uniquely for you.  



Our Unique Process for Your Unique Situation

We have created a unique process that is built to maximize time and results.  To reach your personal healthcare goals, it is imperative that your physicians and care providers precisely know your individual story and needs.  Your individual goals are the focal point of the comprehensive treatment plan which is based off your exam, diagnostics, and lab results.  Your treatment plan is designed specifically for you and is not a protocol.

This plan is executed over 10 days.  Many patients see measurable improvement over the time in our office.  When you leave, we create a plan to help you continue on your journey.  Our goal is to see each patient continue to build upon the initial results they achieved in office.  


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