Autism Improvement in Young Children - 3 year old Girl Case Study
3 year old female born 3 weeks premature to a mother with mild toxemia; fetal distress, emergency C-section. Extensive neurological workup over the next year.
Final diagnoses: Persistent Developmental Delay/Autism/Mild, Mental Retardation.
- Can't talk or walk (walks on knees)
- Minimum eye contact.
- Afraid of crowds and people.
- No self-help.
- Self-abusive behavior.
First scan: Marked reduction in blood flow to temporal lobes, less so to cerebral lobes.
80 HBOT treatments
- Walks with a walker.
- Makes eye contact and is interactive and playful.
- Comfortable in crowds and with people.
- Feeds self.
- Decreased self-abusive behavior.
Second scan: Marked improvement in blood flow to temporal and cerebral lobes.
Generalized increase to rest of brain.
7 months later: Continued generalized improvement.
- Full ambulation.
- Playful, interactive, affectionate, loving.
- Self-abusive behavior nearly gone.