Developmental Spectrums was founded by Dr. Lynne Mielke after her own son became affected by Autism. It is dedicated to treating all special needs individuals with the latest cutting edge treatments available, and offers the broadest array of state-of-the-art biomedical treatment options available in the Bay Area. These treatments are based on the latest medical research, still largely unknown by the general medical community. A continuously increasing body of international clinical evidence and published research supports the safety and efficacy of these treatments. While we cannot guarantee cures for many conditions, a very high percentage of our patients show significant improvement.
Located in Pleasanton, California, Developmental Spectrums is an integrative medical clinic devoted to the specialized medical treatment of developmental disorders in children, especially Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). The Autism Spectrum includes Autism, PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder), Asperger’s, and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). Beyond Autism Spectrum Disorders, the biomedical protocols at Developmental Spectrums can be useful for many other conditions such as Apraxia, genetic disorders, sensory integration dysfunction, and psychiatric disorders as well. We offer treatments that are helpful for Gastrointestinal disorders, and many other chronic conditions such as Asthma, Allergies and chronic infections such as Lyme disease. Children with learning disabilities and behavior or language problems may also benefit from these same interventions. We strive to help all child and adult patients to recover from these problems to the fullest extent possible.
Treatment at Developmental Spectrums can be divided roughly into two phases:
1The first phase consists of medical testing and treatments aimed at health enhancement, such as nutritional intervention (diet and supplements), gut-healing protocols, immune support, and treatment of underlying sub-clinical viral infections, among other things.
2When the child is medically stabilized, the second phase of treatment begins, and may include various forms of detoxification, to rid the body of poisons that are causing direct tissue damage of the brain and gut especially, often causing secondary autoimmune attack of these tissues, and creating havoc in many critical biochemical pathways. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is often employed to enhance oxygenation and healing in the damaged tissues and to enhance detoxification. Our clinic takes a “holistic” medical approach, based on MAPS protocols, to evaluate and treat Autism Spectrum Disorders. Only rarely do we need to use psychiatric medications to control symptoms in these children, because we have found that when we treat the child’s underlying medical problems, the symptoms often improve so much that they don’t need medication anymore, or may require a much lower dose.
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