Premature with breathing difficulties
Yomi was born at 37 weeks with bloated lungs and she had difficulties breathing, so she was in an incubator for a period of one week.
At five months after a series of feeding difficulties we discovered that Yomi was performing at a stage lower than expected for a five months old. Her weight was very low, so at this point we began to seek medical attention for her until we ended up in the UK for a second opinion.
Help but not much progress
In the UK she was assessed by various professionals and diagnosed as having cerebral palsy. Several intervention programs were drawn up for her which included physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy. I was glad for the help all these people gave us but we were still not making much progress.
Searching something better
Yomi had poor posture, she was hunched and her movement was effortful and stiff. Her Speech was low and breathless and I was becoming very concerned about her breathing and growth, I was convinced that we were not getting things right for Yomi.
TST and developing beyond expectations
I went back to the internet again and this time I found Advance and the Scotson Technique (TST). Since coming to Advance Yomi’s breathing pattern has improved and she is now developing beyond expectations. Her posture, head control, co-ordination and energy levels are all very much better. Her movements are faster and her speech is louder and more controlled. Her metabolism better, she is no longer constipated; her body is stronger and better proportioned.
Why breathing matters
I believe Yomi will continue to need Advance to help her through the growth spurts and we shall endeavour to remain with Advance for as long as necessary for her to fully benefit from the support she gets through her stages of development, she can then also enjoy the normal growth process which others have taken for granted. The Scotson Technique (TST) has taught me a big lesson, that breathing process must work properly for full life to be realised.