guppy wrote:Hi all,
Thought that it’d be good to share about an event happening this coming Saturday Oct 27 which might be of interest.
A relative of mine was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2 1/2. He was taken to a psychologist and was labelled as cognitively compromised. His parents were told that he would never be able to count and that they should focus on his life skills versus his academic future. He was non-verbal at the time. His parents pursued multiple therapies, some of which worked and some of which he did not respond to. His parents eventually took him to the United States where he was evaluated by Speech-Language Pathologist, Maria McNish. She started with oral motor therapy and used a variety of advanced treatment techniques to expand his vocabulary of single words. Those words were eventually combined into phrases and sentences.
He is now conversational and speaks and acts like a neurotypical child. He attends a mainstream school and is in the advanced class for Maths.
Maria, founder of Advanced Therapy of America, gave his parents the tools that they needed. Maria is coming to Singapore to speak on 27th Oct (Sat 9am).
If you are interested in this talk, you can register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-childs-b ... 1133411410
Ah, missed it! I would have liked to attend