If you have ever thought about being a Gillespie Approach therapist, get ready for this type of clinical experience.
Yesterday’s backstory: Local parents bring in their autistic toddler. They are willing to do anything to help him. He presents with the classical autistic zero-second brain cycle with severely strained neck fascia. The lights were off. When his brain opened to a sixty-second cycle, his lights went on after a great first visit. The family left the office with no expectations.
Today’s email from dad: “Maybe we’re delusional but our son already seems more connected to world. He ate a whole banana in conventional way (top to bottom). Previously, if he even agreed to eat one, he ate like it was a slice of watermelon. He is much more coordinated physically and agreed to do four somersaults in a row. He has never had an attention span before. With one prompt, he kissed me on lips. Before I had trouble even getting him to pay me any mind. The lights are on it seems. Thank you.”
Today’s separate email from mom: “This is amazing, Barry! He came back totally alert and talking so much. He was also galloping last night with much coordination. I never saw him do that before. Yes, he was doing these bouncy ball somersaults with me over and over again last night. Today at his clinic he walked right in said, ‘Hi Kate!’, right to his therapist without any prompting. Previously, we were having trouble having him connect these two words even after prompting him to repeat after us. He also started making tons of other two word demands today (‘Come back!’ ‘More toys!’), and he learned and said all of his shapes! This is stuff they had been working on, but it all came out today. Incredible. He’s been way less rigid with the way he plays with his toys. He’s exploring them more, more flexible with my showing him how to use them in a different way than he is used to, and totally more alert. I could tell you more, but you get the idea. Thank you so much!”