Kavita was a beautiful little child, but as she grew and developed, it was clear she had severe learning and behavioural difficulties and she was on the autistic spectrum. We tried many therapies but nothing worked.
At 14 years of age, although Kavita could walk, she had poor balance, her posture was bad and her face lacked normal expression. She couldn’t talk, read or write, she could not understand instructions or respond to any of my requests or do anything much for herself. She also showed violent frustration tantrums and we were becoming desperate, ourselves, with what to do. We loved our daughter but we did not know how to live with her. We had to watch her 24/7 because she always got hurt and could not feel pain.
When Kavita was 15, a friend told us there was a chance that the Scotson Technique might help. We decided it was worth a try. Only when Linda Scotson evaluated Kavita did we begin to see how her breathing could relate to her problems. During the three years we have been involved with the Scotson Therapy, there have been many changes in Kavita: she became more alert and awake, her posture straightened, her balance improved, she stopped walking on her toes and she became able to run. She became calmer and the temper tantrums steadily decreased, until we forgot how terrible they had all been.
She started to listen to instructions and carry out simple requests. She began to want to help us do things about the house. I found I was enjoying her company instead of always being worried about her safety and what disaster she might cause next.
Her communication continues to improve; she recognises friends and familiar places with pleasure. She greets people with a smile and a handshake and shows she wants to join in with what we do.When Kavita was a child, I had always hoped she would speak, but as the years passed, this seemed an impossible dream. Then almost unbelievably, my silent child began expressing herself in words!
Now she continues to learn new words and because she can communicate and express herself in language, she doesn’t have the same frustration.
We can see that only the Scotson Therapy has changed Kavita and we are thankful to have our child and that she, at last, has a future.