Dr. Sonya Doherty is a Naturopathic Doctor specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder, AD/HD, Tourette’s Syndrome and Pediatric OCD. She has been practicing as a Naturopath since 2003, after completing her pre-medical studies at the University of Western Ontario and her post graduate naturopathic training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is a board certified Naturopathic doctor and member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
Naturopathic medicine, as well as biomedical treatment, takes a functional approach to medicine which means each child is assessed and treated on an individual basis. Functional medicine is changing the way naturopathic doctors and medical doctors view and treat disease.
She has completed The Autism Research Institute’s Level I and II Defeat Autism Now! training, providing me the research and expertise necessary to help every child reach their developmental potiential. Biomedical treatment is extremely important to her both as a mother and as a professional and she is committed to staying current on research and treatments that can benefit children with developmental concerns.
She is often asked why she has chosen to focus on treating ASD, AD/HD, Tourette’s Syndrome and OCD. Many doctors involved in autism treatment have children on the with developmental concerns. She has three children who are neurotypical. As she has watched them grow it has become more and more important to her that all children are given the opportunity to reach their potential. Mounting evidence is showing that developmental disorders are biological disorder which means that many children can benefit from treatment of underlying weaknesses. Evidence has also identified environmental toxicity as playing a key role in causing autism and other developmental disorders. She is extremely passionate about helping children achieve their maximal potential with respect to development. As environmental toxicity continues to threaten our children, it is essential that all parents come together to advocate together. It devastastes her that some children are protected against environemental toxins and some children, who are more at risk, must struggle with development.
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