Paul is 5 years old. He was born at 32 weeks and suffered brain damage due to lack of oxygen. As Paul grew up, he physically developed normally (he could walk, hear and see) but he did not develop mentally. He was given a medical diagnosis of global developmental delay and then we began to suspect Autism.
At four, Paul appeared severely autistic and lived in a world of his own. He couldn’t speak or communicate with us. He couldn’t even tell us when he was hurt, he didn’t interact with other children or even adults. He wasn’t aware or interested in the world around him. He refused to walk any distance or do any kind of physical exercise.
We heard about Advance from a friend and a few weeks later we were able to start the Scotson Technique with Paul. Since then, there has been an amazing transformation in him. He has found ways of communicating with us, now he tells us when he is hurt, and can indicate what he wants. He can also understand much more of what you tell him, and follow simple instructions. He interacts better with adults and children. He is developing some interests, such us swimming or horse riding. He has experienced physical improvements too. His breathing is deeper and he has more stamina. He still doesn’t speak yet, but we are encouraged because he is constantly making new sounds. We know we still have a long way ahead of us but now, thanks to Advance we know we can help our lovely son to develop further and have a more fulfilling life.