Autism is an actual brain cell function disorder, not a psychiatric disorder. As such it is a medical condition which has areas of the brain under function or over function. You can see this for yourself on a brain SPECT scan. This way we look inside of the “world of autism.
Our medical imaging tools look inside at how the parts of the brain are working in autistic individuals. Rather than “guesstimating” only from behavioral observation, we look directly inside the brain and combine the information from both internal and external methods. This evaluation helps you to decide the appropriate therapy path.
Brain SPECT scanning done before and after therapies shows you the effectiveness of medication, hyperbaric oxygen, speech, physical, occupational and behavioral therapies.
Brain SPECT imaging is the appropriate effective imaging to use, rather than MRI or CT (CAT) scanning, because those methods do not evaluate the functional abnormalities of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).