What A Difference
A few years ago my grandson was a nonverbal
tantrum. He was diagnosed with Sensory
Integration Dysfunction and possible PDD-NOS.
All of his senses were affected: everything had to be room temperature, he
could only tolerate certain tastes and textures, he could only wear soft
materials without tags and limited seams, he was extremely light sensitive, he would cover his ears
constantly but would make lots of his own noise, and if you saw something
out of the corner of your eye, he already had it in full focus.
"What a difference natural approaches
have made in my grandson's life"
Therefore, he was easily distracted, extremely impulsive, and could not
comprehend multi level instructions. As a result, he was excused
from daycare centers and was almost removed from the school
district. He would run into parking lots and streets without
looking. I was afraid to take him in public. I realized I had
to take drastic actions.
His ear surgery was the first big step in
the right direction...once he could hear, he could learn to speak.
His speech therapists helped him increase his vocabulary and
articulation, and introduced him to social skills. His occupational
therapists taught him fine motor skills, patience, determination, and
worked on his upper body strength and balance. The therapists taught
me how to carry it out at home in the evenings which made it even more
But three things made the biggest
His respite worker and leisure
buddy are awesome talented professionals that love working with my
grandson. They both taught him how to play and share with other
children. They challenged him to try new things like riding a bike,
fishing, canoeing, baseball and swimming. They both encourage him to eat
(one of our biggest struggles). They praised him out loud often and blessed him with self confidence. They gave me peace of
mind knowing he's in good hands when I have to be elsewhere. Plus, I
never would have had the time or energy to build this website without
them...so...thank you Ms. Malissa and Ms. Jessica...you'll always be his special
Once he started the FMB
this past March, we started to see more of a dramatic difference. The first
thing we noticed was his recall. This was a young child that weeks
prior could not tell you what he did all day, he'd reply "I don't
know". Days into his FMB I caught him playing his harmonica
like a professional. I asked him "who taught you to play like
that"? He told me "your sister, silly". I asked him if
he wanted to say thank you...she confirmed, not only was it her
that taught him, but she did it 4 years prior!
respite worker noticed he was more alert days after starting FMB. Before
he would always fall asleep in the car almost immediately. Less than a week into
the product he was talking to her the whole way to that week's
We all noticed he was more patient and more attentive. He started
bringing home more and more good boy stickers from school. He
scribbled less and finally started doing the crafts at school, daycare and
camp. He started playing more games with the other children.
His confidence and social skills really soared.
Now he's the
catcher on his NEDSRA baseball team and wants to join their soccer team!!!
Unexpected bonus...now he's willing to try healthier foods of different tastes and
What a Difference!!!