Monday, May 27, 2013

Exciting New Autism Treatment

In 1998, Carol Stock Kranowitz wrote a book called the Out of Sync Child. It detailed her observations of sensory processing disorders in children she had taught over the prior 20 years.
Although I am sure she didn’t intend the book to describe asynchronous neurophysics – her observations were true and ultimately insightful.

It turns out the brain cannot perform its many complex tasks without a high degree of synchronous electrical activity. Very much like computer circuitry – asynchronous brain activity uses too much energy to be efficient. That means those areas of the brain demand more oxygen and glucose, which results in excessive production of oxidative stress and mitochondrial overload.  It also means they don’t share data effectively with other brain centers.

When it comes to autism, most of the observations from the BTC reveal 50% or more the brain in autism functions asynchronously, and we label those issues as autism.
The good news is a technique has been developed to restore synchronous activity and with that many children are seeing remarkable and rapid gains in language and cognition.

Read the whole story at DrBradstreet.org

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