George by his parents
Cerebral Palsy Spastic Quadriplegia epilepsy
George was born at 34 weeks, and then at five days old were told he had a massive cerebral bleed resulting in severe brain damage. By the age of two he was diagnosed with infantile seizures, reflux, visually impairment and cerebral palsy with quadriplegia, he was put on medication for sleeping, a muscle relaxant and medicine for constipation.
TST: We wondered why we haven’t learnt this before
During a chance encounter whilst on holiday in Cornwall we were pointed in the direction of Advance. We attended an assessment with a little scepticism but with an open mind, after ninety minutes we wondered why all we had learnt hadn’t all this been explained in years before.
More alert, healthy and down to one medication
George started TST in September, by Christmas he was only on one medication for his epilepsy dosage, since then the dosage has not been increased and he remains well. We noticed how quickly with the exercises he became more alert takes now he is always very interested in what’s going on around him and he remains healthy.
The words started to come
In recent months he has also become more vocal, he finally said mama which made his mother cry and the words started to come. Now he uses all sorts of words to make sure he is understood. He has also started to flip himself over having started by moving around in a circle and makes a good effort at crawling. His head lag has greatly improved and his general health and is fantastic for any child (no reflux or constipation), so trips to the doctor are far less frequent.
It’s never too late to start
We would certainly recommend the Scotson technique, and are grateful that it was pointed out to us.
Our only regret is that we did not know about this when George was younger, luckily it is never two late to start, funnily one of our few problems now with George, is carpet burns.