Autism is as unique as your child. Treatment needs to be as well. The causes of autism are multifactorial and the presentation is complex. Coupled with the social, behavioral and cognitive components of autism are a host of health issues including genetic susceptibilities, nutritional deficiencies, digestive problems, food allergies, gluten and casein intolerance, yeast, viral, and other infections, autoimmune issues and heavy metal toxicity. These underlying medical issues can cause or contribute to autistic behavior.
Dr. Soalt utilizes a wide variety of diagnostic tests to assess underlying body function, identify nutritional deficiencies, and address genetic susceptibilities. She collects and analyzes the information, and along with a detailed health history, and comprehensive physical exam, Dr. Soalt develops an individualized treatment plan, tailored specifically to meet the needs of each child. Dr. Soalt employs the use of various natural therapies including nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, craniosacral therapy, and creative arts therapies.
Dr. Soalt’s approach to treating autism is comprehensive. She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with autism as a naturopathic physician and creative arts therapist. Through the integration of naturopathic medicine and creative arts therapies, Dr. Soalt is able to address underlying physiological dysfunction and develop appropriate strategies to address social, behavioral and emotional issues. This results in a greater sense of wellness and improved quality of life.