Autism Spectrum Disorder is an epidemic in our society, with a current prevalence of 1 in 68 children, with 1 in 42 boys now being affected. Research exploring causes of autism has highlighted the importance of epigenetic factors, those that involve the interaction of genetics and the environment.
Autistic children have multiple biomedical abnormalities including disordered brain development, immune system dysfunction with autoimmune and allergic tendencies, inflammatory digestive disorders, and impaired detoxification pathways. Biomedical therapy treats autism by addressing the underlying medical issues.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common pediatric neurodevelopmental disorder in North America. Approximately 11% of children 4-17 years of age have been diagnosed with ADHD, with boys being more than twice as likely as girls to have current ADHD.
These children have difficulty with focus, attention, and concentrating on tasks. They may struggle to control their impulsive or hyperactive behavior, which can manifest as fidgeting, restlessness and obsessive tendencies. ADHD is a disorder involving brain chemicals related to attention, called neurotransmitters
Nothing is more important than your child’s health. Childhood is a critical time to ensure normal growth and development for their best possible future.
Research-based biomedical therapies are available to treat pediatric challenges such as learning disabilities, sensory processing disorder, tics and Tourettes, anxiety, seizures, developmental delays, and behavioral conditions including oppositional defiant disorder. Did you know the brain is not fully developed until about 25 years of age?