Sacha appeared to be a normal baby. It was after the second set of DPT immunizations that Sacha’s development started to deteriorate. When he was 3 years old he was diagnosed with severe Autism and later with verbal and body dispraxia, he didn’t walk or lift up his head, his posture was slumped.
Our underlying philosophy was always based on unconditional love and acceptance. However by the time Sacha 12 years of age his health had deteriorated severely, he was constantly agitated and his arms floppy, his back was bent and his head hung down, he could only use one hand his walking was poor, he had no stamina, his suffered from severe cramps and he had bad acid reflux, he was also over breathing, all this was affecting his whole development. After a year of medical investigations Sacha showed no improvement.
When Sacha was 14 our speech therapist told us about “Advance” and we started the “Scotson Technique Therapy” he soon calmed down, his posture improved, he held his head up, sat independently and began to walk, he became much calmer and the floppiness subsided as he seemed to grow steadily more confident. The improvements in Sacha over the last 6 years have been vast. He is now 18 years old, attends an inclusive sixth form centre full time and has passed two GCSE maths exams with top marks. Here is a child we were told at 2+ “would never amount to much”! He now communicates well using communication devices and is beginning to speak. His most recent words are “I am” and “Hurry up”. When he calls me “Mum” I am deeply touched at the tremendous journey he has taken with so much courage.