Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex condition that affects 1 in 68 children. ASD is often difficult to identify because the term encompasses several disorders, including, Asperger syndrome, CDD (childhood disintegrative disorder), ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), and ADD (attention deficit disorder), to name a few. The biggest mystery surrounding these disorders is what causes them. In the past, it was believed that the cause was purely hereditary, though this has recently been challenged. Today, it is more commonly believed that a combination of gene mutations and environmental factors cause an ASD, though this can vary from case to case.
One aspect of autism that is not up for debate is the fact that it is at its core, a neurological disorder that affects the brain in ways that have mystified doctors for decades.
Without knowing the exact cause of the disorder, families often find it difficult to choose the most appropriate treatment for their child. Each ASD case is different and when one treatment may work for a patient, it may yield no results for the next. Typical treatments for the symptoms of autism generally involve child development specialists and therapists who specialize in the care of autistic patients.
Additionally, cranial movement therapy has been proven to yield positive results in ASD patients. Like most neurological disorders, the symptoms of ASD have greatly reduced through the adjustment of the cranial movement that affects brain functionality.
Patients of Dr. Simkovich that suffer from an autism disorder have experienced amazing results. One patient came to Dr. Simkovich with very little speech and after treatment progressed to the point where language was no longer an issue. Another patient with ADHD improved so much that they were able to be taken off medication and no longer needed learning support classes. Lastly, an autistic patient’s violent outbursts ceased after treatment from Dr. Simkovich. The patient’s social skills drastically improved and he is now capable of living on his own.
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