Here are just some of the testimonials and reviews that we have received from parents or caretakers of patients with Autism who have been treated with MeRT and who experienced significant symptom improvement.
Autism – J. Her – Father and son from Korea
Flying over to the US from South Korea just to get MeRT treatment was not the easiest decision I had to make. But I definitely think it was one of the best decisions I have made for my child for his autism. I want to say that MeRT has changed my son’s life. I want to thank everyone who works at BTC Newport Beach! Dr. Kim was always very nice and kind to our family. She answered all of our questions, even the ones we thought it was too trivial to ask.
All of the technicians at BTC Newport Beach were awesome. They were all very patient with my child, who is very sensitive and has a very low level of concentration, so that he could go through everyday’s therapy with no problem. I really felt like every technician truly cared about all the children who were there getting MeRT, and I personally think this is the most important aspect to consider when getting MeRT, because the staff are the ones that the children would interact with every day. Last, but not least, the patient care coordinators were very helpful with the schedules, documents, etc. They made our visit much more comfortable. Thank you all very much!
I want to discuss how MeRT has helped my child. There are 3 major changes I have noticed about my child after 8 weeks of treatment.
First, the eye contact. Like most autistic kids, my child’s ability to keep eye contact was very poor. His eye contract would only last for seconds, so I had to keep asking him to look at me when I was talking to him. After the treatment, his eye contact lasts much longer, many times for the entire conversation. Not only does he look at me longer, but he really LOOKS at me.
Second, his awareness has improved. When I tried to talk to him before, he would mostly repeat what I had just said. After the treatment, he seems to better understand what I am saying to him. Now, he demands more, he is more insistent (in a good way), and heals uses many new words. Our communication is much more meaningful.
Last, he has improved in fine motor skills. My child did not show much interest in using pencils or scissors, because he simply could not use them very well. But now, he draws pictures and writes letters with different writing tools, and even cuts out complex shapes with scissors.
MeRT did not cure my child. However, out of many different therapies I had for him for the past several years, this has been the most effective therapy by far which brought noticeable changes in a short period of time. I hope this testimonial would help the parents who are considering MeRT for their child, and also wish that more autistic children can benefit from MeRT!” – J. Her
Autism – Anonymous – 5-year-old girl – October ‘22
We have just finished our first round of MeRT therapy. Very worthwhile for us so far.
Gains so far – our 5 year old girl who already has great language capabilities but would often not respond at all to us (low receptivity), started becoming very outspoken about what is on her mind and giving us waaaay more insight into her thought processes and overall just way more responsive. I feel like I’m truly getting to know her for the first time. She has been able to have more patience (previously could not wait for us to finish a conversation to ask her question and would end up exploding), now she counts while waiting for her turn. She also is more easily taking turns with toys when sharing with friends and siblings. Her rigidity of thinking is very much down. She can now go with the flow much more and can be reasoned with if things don’t happen the same way as before or as she expected. She’s less picky with food, for example would previously eat a burger in each of its individual components but now eats it ‘combined’. There’s a heap more but these are the main ones. The only tricky thing has been increased agitation and minor hitting but that has since faded to zero. I think she had a lot of brain activity increase that might have caused her to feel overwhelmed temporarily.
Also, should say in addition to us parents, her Nana and uncles were taken aback by her responsiveness to them after our time away for the therapy. She would never say hello or goodbye and now says it all and engaged in back and forth conversation with them too.”
Autism – Daniel Youngjoon Hea – 10-year-old girl
My 10 year old daughter just finished MERT. Even though she is an older kid, the change in back of the brain was pretty significant and in the middle and front part, we see better alpha and lower theta and beta. I am good with the charts. How about in real life? We will see when she goes back to school next week. But we see better speech, more patience, better play time with her younger sister, and better understanding and follow up on directions given. Side effect? Didn’t see any headaches or anything. She got really “hangry” but after the last session, that is gone. The clinic explained that that is normal as the therapy is pushing the brain to work out, so she might have felt more hunger.”
Autism – Laura M. Gallo – September ‘23
My daughter was non-verbal before MeRT. We had MeRT August 14-September 8, 2023. She started repeating what I said (in Spanish) yesterday! I can only credit MeRT for this!”
Autism – Annonymous – 5-year-old male – January ‘23
Before doing MeRT Therapy, I was very skeptical because I didn’t know how it would affect my son. We found out he was diagnosed with ASD at the age of 3. He was starting to regress severely. At the age of 5, he wouldn’t pay attention to his surroundings, wouldn’t react to his name being called, had no sense of awareness, no eye contact, became completely non-verbal, and had minor symptoms of ADHD.
My husband and I did a lot of research before starting and were really nervous to start. However, we can now say that we are glad we took that leap of faith. Our son is now making eye contact when we speak with him, has gotten his first haircut without crying, is starting to be verbal by saying words, repeating words back from his tablet, humming and slightly singing, and it truly feels good to hear his voice. His speech therapist says she is seeing much more progress compared to before and behavior has gotten way better in school.”
Autism – Roe Abdo Lee – 5-year-old male
For us, MERT was life-changing! Our gains have continued over a year later! We look forward to doing it again! My son is less anxious, has a happy disposition, less rigidity, sensory issues, and more language.”
Autism – Brandi Baltzer – March ‘23
Last day of MeRT! He had a six week treatment. Had great feedback from his teachers about how he is so more alert and engaged than they have ever seen him. Huge improvement in mood, much less irritated and his depression is gone after 4 yrs [of being depressed]! Benefits continue to come post treatment. I think in 3-4 months I will do another QEEG and track his post treatment.”
Autism – Anonymous – March ‘23
My kiddo is finishing up her last two weeks of treatment and I cannot be more excited about the gains/progress we have had in the last 6 weeks. She was very aggressive, high anxiety, no eye contact when talking. One to two words when communicating. Now we can have a relay back and forth conversation at least 3 times with a lot more words. No meltdowns. She has become more social with
her sibling and peers at school. Better sleep hygiene. Independent with her hygiene morning routine and improvements in school. We will do maintenance at the end of the summer for 2-4 weeks.”
Autism – Anonymous – 3-year-old male – November ‘22
3 month post MERT, emotional regulation has improved dramatically. I am able to take him out on my own. Two of us went to the farm today as daddy was working and we enjoyed it. Walked by himself the whole time, no running away from me, would not go too far from me and would come back to me when I called.
In the farm café, I even asked him to sit at the table looking after my bag and I went and got us a Coke, he was aware and was holding my bag while remaining sitting and also looking at where I was to make sure I was in his sight (I was lining up at the counter to get the coke and he could see me from the table).
The whole thing would not be possible one month ago as he would just run away from us if he saw things he liked (not aware of danger). He would just meltdown/run away if I insisted to hold his hand to stop him from running. He would lay down anywhere when having meltdowns even in the middle of traffic. We would always go out with dad so if he started running into traffic daddy could pin him down.
We have seen so many gains, but his gains have grown slowly and gradually. He just turned 4 in September. He has always been a fast learner, but after treatment he has been smashing all of his goals with his therapy.
Good luck all the parents, hope is there”
Autism – Anonymous – Male – September ‘22
We did 6 weeks of MERT and last session finished last week. Major Gains we have seen:
– speech would be the biggest part, trying to describe things and trying to form sentences, his therapist is shocked how much he is talking now
– sleep, prior to Mert lots of flipping around in the middle of the night, now no more flipping, he sleeps through the night for 10-12 hours (wow, I know )
– hyperactivity has reduced
– playing more games, stays in the same game for longer period of time
– trying more varieties of food, will ask to try new food.
Autism – Mother of 31=year old adult with ASD
This place is amazing. The people are wonderful. As a mother of a 31-year-old autistic son, this place has given me hope. My son is doing much better and we are excited about our future. Seeing changes in him that I only dreamed of. The staff is incredible. Thank you so much!” – Justin
Autism – Ashley – young adult
I would love to give a shout-out to the Brain Treatment Center at Newport Beach and Brandi Nicholas, and everyone else who did the therapy on me there because this was the last therapy I got in my life of living with autism!This changed me completely! This one stopped me from shaking my strings a few weeks after, and now I can drive and run on ridges and am a cashier at Costco and run marathons!I would 100 percent recommend these guys!” – Ashley R.
Autism – Frank – 6-year-old son
I have a six-year-old son who has autism and the Brain Treatment Center has helped him tremendously.
He has improved specifically in his auditory processing and speech along with a reduction in his toe walking. He attends a special school and receives Speech, OT, PT and ABA therapies. ALL his teachers — including the speech therapist — have said he has improved dramatically during the four weeks of therapy he had while attending the Brain Treatment Center in Newport Beach.
“We have worked with our son since he was diagnosed at 16 months old. He got early intervention and attended special schooling, receiving one-on-one attention using ABA and OT, PT and speech. He improved in attention, following directions, social interactions, and pretend play. But his toe walking and speech were still a problem, with major delays in speech and severe toe walking, no matter what we tried.
“I strongly believe that our son was ready for the MeRT treatment because his body was chemically balanced and healthy. Then, after applying the treatment, he made huge gains in his ability to communicate and huge reduction in toe walking. We feel he would benefit even more with additional treatments and we’re looking to arrange for them now.” – Frank P.
Autism – 5-year-old son
Our little son has had great results. Every time we did MeRT, we had new improvements in his attentional deficit. We did four sessions of five to six weeks, and every time we noticed differences — every MeRT session enabled my son to get more from his outside world. At four and a half years, he didn’t speak at all. Now, at five and a half years, he is speaking and counting to 30.” – APK
Autism – Adriana, mother of son with Autism
This is by far the best thing we’ve done for our son. We have been here for two weeks, and he loves it. The staff is amazing — so patient with my son. After his first day, it was a turnaround, and his anxiety levels have dropped. Now he is confident and open to change. Thank you, Brain Treatment Center. I recommend it to all the families who have kids with autism, as it’s worth every penny.” – Adriana
Autism and vaccine poisoning – mother of teen
My son had vaccine poisoning and got brain damage due to neurotoxicity. He became very violent, nonverbal, and had severe autistic behaviors. He was so violent that he gave me four stitches on my lip and nerve damage on my left eye because of his violent behaviors. I couldn’t be alone with my son and couldn’t hug or touch him, and it broke my heart.
“My husband and I brought my son to California from Hawaii to go to the Brain Treatment Center. Within one week of the treatment, my son was more calm, and I got to hug him for the first time in two years. My son did six weeks of treatment and then received another four weeks of treatment. He is much calmer and started playing ping-pong, shooting basketball, kicking the soccer ball, and exercising. He started volunteering at different programs, catching the city bus with his para workers and started talking!!! I love BTC because they gave me back my son.” – MH
Watch Dina describe her daughter’s experience at the Brain Treatment Center in Newport Beach!
Testimony From Adriana, Mother of a Child With Autism
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