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Dates of treatment: September 3-4, 2012
6 weeks post-treatment, we have received the following letter from the K.’s mother:
All I have is WONDERFUL news!!!!
K. is doing AMAZINGLY well. His speech has improved dramatically. He went from 8 word to 20 word sentences.
He is much more aware of everything and has learned how to READ! He is describing his feelings and telling me about his day at school....a question I have asked him over and over for years. He is very conversational and his hand writing has also improved. He suddenly has amazing negotiating skills too!
We are so thrilled with his progress we would like to come back as soon as possible. Can we come in December? If so, we will have FREE airfare. Please let me know, as the free tickets expire on January 1st.
I have 2 progress reports that I will send you within the next two weeks—one from his school and one from his developmental therapist.
Yay! We are so so happy!! Thank you all so much. Can't wait to see you again soon.
6 months after the treatment, the patient’s mother wrote us the following:
K. is AMAZING!
His speech, memory and overall cognitive abilities have improved. I will look for updates from teachers and email them to you.
I am having dinner with the Bradstreets tomorrow....excited for them to see K.