New, Advanced Autism Treatment Brings Hope for a Brighter Future!
MeRT Treatment for Autism is Noninvasive and Drug-Free
Four words no parent wants to hear: Your child has autism. Autism can be an overwhelming diagnosis, yet early intervention is key. Children can have a vastly improved quality of life with the right treatment.
And autism treatment is not “one size fits all.” Many parents will try several different therapies and medications to help their child progress. After all, there’s nothing a parent won’t do to see their child live a happier, more fulfilled life.
We understand the heartbreak of investing so much into trying to help your child succeed but not seeing the progress you expected. You can see the potential in your child — if only you could unlock it.
That’s exactly why we now offer MeRT, or Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy, in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder.
MeRT uses gentle magnetic waves to balance and stimulate brain function, guided by sophisticated diagnostics and imaging. Results from this treatment are giving many parents renewed hope for a brighter future for their children.
We had exhausted every available treatment hoping to help our daughter. Nothing worked—then we found Brain Treatment Center. MeRT changed everything for us.” – parent of a child with autism
Learn How MeRT Treatment Can Help Your Child.
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Miriam’s Story with MeRT
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex condition related to brain development. It impacts how someone perceives their environment. As a result, autism can cause problems with social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, and restricted or repetitive behavior patterns.
Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, symptoms generally appear in the first two years. Most children will show symptoms in the first year. Some, however, may develop normally and then regress at anywhere from 18 and 24 months. This can cause them to lose skills they’ve already learned and stop acquiring new skills.
According to the CDC, one in 54 children is estimated to have autism. ASD is four times more common in boys than girls and occurs across all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.
No two cases of Autism are the same. Each child is unique and has different severity levels. And even if a child is on a similar “level” as another, they can still have their own ways of dealing with the outside world.
When children are on the mild end of the spectrum, they have a better chance of relating well to others and have fewer behavioral disturbances. Asperger’s Syndrome, for example, falls at the mild end of the autism spectrum.
Those who are on the moderate to severe end of the spectrum will have problems with communication and social skills. As well, the teenage years can bring increased issues stemming from behavior and hormonal changes during this time.
Common Autism Signs and Symptoms
- Doesn’t appear to understand or hear when being spoken to
- Seems to be disconnected from the outside world and loved ones or caregivers
- Has no verbal skills
- Inability to read body language or infer changes in tone of voice
- Doesn’t make eye contact
- Has a blank facial expression
- Appears to lack emotions and compassion
- Uses monotone or robotic speech patterns
- Can’t understand simple questions or instructions
- Responds inappropriately in social settings
- Disruptive, loud, or hyper-reactive
- Obsessive about routines
- Has an abnormal fixation on objects
- Moves stiffly
- Rocks back and forth or performs other repetitive movements
- Exhibits self-harming behaviors such as hitting themselves, biting, or head banging
- Heightened sensitivity to light and sound
- High intelligence levels, but the inability to make human connections or feel empathy towards others
MeRTsm Treatment for Autism
MeRT, or Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy, combines
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS, an FDA cleared therapy),
- Quantitative Electroencephalogram (qEEG), and
- Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)
to analyze and formulate treatment tailored to each patient. This treatment is customized to each child based on the results of their EEG and tailored to their needs as to frequency, location, and the power used.
MeRT is not currently FDA cleared for autism and is considered “off-label.” However, studies have shown that for many children, it can be instrumental in helping develop skills to function more normally.* This can mean a higher quality of life for both you and your child.
*Results can vary from patient to patient
Benefits * from Treating Autism with MeRT
- Better sleep
- Increased sleep duration
- More relaxed; less anxiety, lessening of stimming behaviors
- More independence
- Better concentration and focus
- Improved interaction with others
- Better response to commands
- Mood improvement
- Improved ability to cope with stress
- Reduction of stress symptoms
- Improved attention span
- Increased sociability
- Higher motivation to learn
- Increased emotional stability
- Better ability to adapt to change
- Improved self-confidence and self-esteem
- More “presence” in the world going on around them
- Improved language skills
* Results are based on active and strict observation of our regimens. Results may vary based on the individual user and are not guaranteed.
There is New Hope for Your Child with Autism. Find out How We Can Help.
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MeRT Treatment for Autism Featured on “The Doctors” TV Show
Many children with autism have experienced some miraculous results in their overall function after going through MeRT treatment.* “The Doctors” interviewed neurologist, Spencer O. Miller, MD who has been utilizing this treatment. Some moms of kids with autism also give their testimonials. Click here to watch this episode!
Autism Treatment with MeRT: What to Expect on your First Visit
Starting as a new patient at MVP Medical Care initially involves two appointments, each lasting about 45 minutes to an hour. The first appointment is for testing, the second for your consultation with Dr. Sosnowski.
We will collect your new patient paperwork at the first appointment, and our neurotechnician will complete your child’s qEEG (quantitative Electroencephalogram) and EKG testing. This test is simple and painless: We place a cap on your child’s head to measure the electrical activity in their brain and map out any areas which are not performing as they should. We also place a lead on their chest to capture the EKG data.
We perform this test right in our office, then send the data to our scientists and clinical teams. Along with Dr. Sosnowski, they carefully analyze the test results to identify any dysregulation occurring in the brain. Based on their analysis, we develop a treatment plan customized to your child’s specific condition and schedule your assessment period of treatment.
Your second appointment, after your qEEG/EKG, is a consultation with Dr. Sosnowski. She will answer any questions you may have and let you know more about what to expect during the assessment period of treatment. She will also go over your child’s medical history and symptoms.
For children ten years old and younger, the assessment period will begin on a Monday and last for one week. We will administer treatment every day, Monday through Thursday. Then we will perform a repeat qEEG/EKG on Friday to measure progress.
For patients 11 and up, the assessment period lasts two weeks and begins on a Monday. Treatment for the first week occurs Monday through Friday, and the second week occurs Monday through Thursday. We perform the repeat qEEG/EKG on Friday to measure progress.
We closely monitor any clinical changes during the assessment period, and the qEEG/EKG confirms any changes in the brain. The treatment sessions generally last 30-45 minutes each day.
If you are traveling from out of town, we aim to schedule your qEEG/EKG on a Friday, then your consultation and first treatment session for the following Monday.
For patients who prefer to have their first and second appointments before deciding to move forward with treatment, we are happy to work with you on this.
After we complete the appropriate assessment period and you are noting improvements in brain function, we will schedule additional MeRT treatment in two-week intervals. At the end of every two weeks, we will perform a qEEG/EKG to monitor progress. You will then consult with Dr. Sosnowski to confirm that changes are still showing on the testing.
Most conditions treated with MeRT provide noticeable and long-lasting results after four to eight weeks of treatment. However, each patient is different, and the results may vary.
We can provide you with the appropriate paperwork at the end of your treatment. That way, you can submit the paperwork to your insurance company to see if they can provide you with any reimbursement.
Currently, rTMS is FDA cleared for Depression and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). Some patients have reported that they have been able to receive some reimbursement for EEGs or clinical evaluations and treatment when treating Major Depressive Disorder, depending on their health coverage. Medicare patients have reported that their coverage provides no reimbursement for MeRT. For non-FDA cleared treatment, it is unlikely that your insurance company will provide you with any reimbursement for MeRT.
We take all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
Care Credit is also an option to assist in financing medical expenses. Care Credit is a separate company from MVP Medical Care. It is a credit card that you can use to cover medical costs and services. Usually, when you go to the Care Credit website and apply, they will let you know if you are approved very promptly.
Contact Our New Patient Coordinator for More Information
We understand that MeRT is a relatively new, cutting-edge treatment, and you may not be sure if this is right for you or your child. But this is not a decision that needs to be made right away or all alone.
Your first step would be a simple phone consultation with our New Patient Coordinator. Here you can discuss your child’s symptoms and history, ask all the questions you want, and have her explain the protocols, fees, and details of treatment.
We understand what you may be going through, and our goal is to help guide you through the healing process. We strive to provide you with quality care in a warm and compassionate environment.
Many MeRT clinicians and technicians have gone through treatment themselves. As a result, they know first-hand what this treatment can do. That’s why they’re passionate about helping others to heal.
Our New Patient Coordinator is available to answer any questions that you may have about how MeRT can help you or your child. She’ll take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, explain costs, and put your mind at ease. She can also assist you in getting scheduled should you decide to move forward with treatment.
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