ROSIE – By her parents
Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy
At 11 months our daughter Rosie was diagnosed with Quadriplegic cerebral palsy. She received conventional therapy; however we were told that due to the brain damage she had suffered, she would be unlikely to carry out any independent activity.
We met a parent who was attending “The Advance Centre” who spoke very highly of “The Scotson Technique” (TST) being used there.
Improvement with TST
We started coming for TST when Rosie was about four years old. In the first year Rosie’s concentration, feeding, sleeping, hand function and the strength of her voice were all a lot better, she was gaining confidence in herself and she determined that she would walk independently.
The following summer she began to take one or two shakey steps she was overjoyed and very determined to do more, she was convinced the therapy lay behind her transformation so she made sure I did the therapy for her, even a little every day continued to help.
A better quality of life
Six months later at the time of writing this, Rosie can take 22 steps independently, she is very happy and we hope that she continues to gain a better quality of life and independence with the help of TST.
Rosie says “I love Advance, TST therapy makes me feel a lot better, my muscles are stronger and it also helps me to concentrate. Also I have a lot of friends here, so although it takes nearly two hours to get here it’s definitely worth it”.