MERT Therapy for Child with Autism

Posted by madison16 @madison16, Dec 3, 2022

I have a six year old daughter that has autism. She has very limited verbal ability and she is having many many breakdowns. We are are doing lots of therapies with her but I'm not sure she is improving. Somethings she seems to be improving on and other seems to be getting worse. I would like to know if anyone knows anything about MERT therapy for autism and if it works and is safe?

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@madison16,

As you probably already know, MeRT combines three technologies to treat autism:
– repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), a non-invasive procedure which uses “pulsed magnetic fields to change neural activity.”
– quantitative electroencephalogram (EEG), which monitors the brain’s activity
– electrocardiogram (EKG), which records the electrical activity of the heart

Keep in mind that MeRT doesn't work for everybody. I'm tagging fellow parents of children with autism like @bria @keeg1010 @dellavicent @roohsharma @mshamdann @keely21 to see if they have experience with MeRT or other options that worked for them.

You may also be interested in this podcast with Mayo Clinic's Dr. Maja Katusic a Mayo Clinic developmental-behavioral pediatrician.
– Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Interventions and resources after autism spectrum disorder diagnosis https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-qa-podcast-interventions-and-resources-after-autism-spectrum-disorder-diagnosis/

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