Autism services offered in Lombard, IL


Each person with autism has differing abilities, strengths, and challenges, which makes it even more difficult to choose from among the many different therapies and treatments. If you’re searching for a truly individualized and innovative option, you should connect with the exceptional providers at Reign-Bow Treatment Center in Lombard, Illinois. They specialize in one approach that has had remarkable success for many people with autism: Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy (MeRTSM). Call the office or use the online booking feature to learn if you or your child might benefit from MeRT.

Autism Q & A

What is autism?

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that originates in the brain when certain areas develop differently compared to people who aren’t autistic. These brain changes affect your ability to communicate and socialize, limit interests and activities, and cause emotional and behavioral challenges.

How can I recognize autism in my child? 

You may notice one of many possible signs at an early age. These are a few examples:

  • Not pointing by 12 months
  • Not using two-word phrases by 24 months
  • Not responding to their name
  • Not engaging in pretend play
  • Not making eye contact
  • Preferring to play alone
  • Refusing to be hugged
  • Being interested in one toy, subject, movie, or TV show
  • Monopolizing conversations with their interest
  • Not sharing other children’s interests
  • Struggling to make friends
  • Interpreting language literally

Many children with autism also struggle with anxiety and have sensory challenges. For example, your child may be overly sensitive to smells, sounds, crowds, or temperature.

Don’t wait to talk with your pediatrician about an evaluation if you have any concerns about your child’s development. Early treatment can make a significant difference in their life.

How is autism treated?

With more than 20 therapies to choose from (not counting medication, dietary interventions, and other biomedical therapies), you may feel overwhelmed when it comes to finding the best autism treatment for your child.

Whether you’ve tried one therapy or many, or you’re still looking, you owe it to yourself to learn about MeRT at Reign-Bow Treatment Center.

How does MeRT treat autism?

MeRT delivers individualized treatments based on each person’s unique brain patterns. The process begins with two simple tests: a quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG) and an electrocardiogram (EEG).

The qEEG records brain waves using a fitted cap equipped with electrodes. The results reveal the exact underperforming brain area associated with each person’s autism. The EEG gives your provider a recording of your heart activity, allowing them to see if it’s synchronized with your brain waves.

Using the information, your provider develops a customized treatment plan using repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). This treatment sends gentle magnetic pulses into the targeted brain area.

The magnetic pulses stimulate nerve activity, improving nerve communication, increasing neurotransmitter levels, and triggering new nerve connections. These changes in brain function can lead to improvement in many autism symptoms.

Call Reign-Bow Treatment Center or request an appointment online today to learn more about the benefits of MeRT. 

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