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Autism: Top 10 Treatment Centers

Monday, 24 Jan 2011 12:34 PM

Autism treatment draws a wide array of different techniques from the realms of pure and applied biological sciences, food and nutrition, psychology, psychiatry, and immunology.  

Biochemical and other associated research studies have established the possibility of better health care and advanced tests and treatments for children afflicted with autism. 

Treatment centers for autism are set up following the success of such research.  Autism treatment programs today use advanced cutting-edge technology to better the lives of children and their parents.
Many treatment centers for autism have recently been established based on gene therapy studies. Genetic profiling of autistic children has shown marked differences in the makeup of DNA; the difference is either in large sections of specific chromosomes or sets of genes associated with the chromosomes.

The latest treatments for autism are based on gene therapy. Gene therapy is a field of genetic and biotechnology that aims to deliver gene or genetic precursors that the body lacks. It sets the biological system right by artificially supporting certain biological processes that are essential for the normal growth and development of the body; gene therapy is a viable option in many treatment centers for autism.
Autism treatment programs formulate a diet plan and exercise regimes that include activities to improve the cognitive abilities and behavioral responses in autistic children. Autism treatment programs advise parents to give their child food that is free of casein and gluten. Both gluten and casein are composite proteins found in cereals and milk products respectively.  

Cereals like rye, wheat, barley, oats, maize, and sorghum contain gluten; milk, cheese, ice creams, and yogurt are sources of casein.  

Autism treatment programs strongly recommend this type of diet to help autistic children sleep better by reducing the intestinal discomfort that these proteins cause. Autistic children cannot cope with complex protein. This is due to insufficient glutamate receptors in the body.  

Doctors at the treatment centers for autism understand the underlying neuro-physiological processes that are abnormal or underdeveloped in autistic children; the caregivers address the problems by eliminating potential peptides that irritate the intestinal lining of affected children.
Treatment for autism also helps autistic children maintain better personal hygiene. It also ensures that the children channel their energy and stamina to focus on learning and developmental programs; they do not need to waste their energy in coping with the problems of indigestion and irritable bowels.

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