Clark has a chromosome abnormality. He has been following a Brainwave Therapy Programme since 2016.
“Brainwave is tricky to describe to family and friends who ask what we do there – it’s so much more than a children’s therapy centre: it’s a place of understanding, relief and endless patience. The incredible therapists lead the sessions in the most empathetic way and create really thoughtful and fun Therapy Programmes to follow at home.
Clark has been attending Brainwave since he was six-months-old: we were given his diagnosis on a Monday, called Brainwave on the Wednesday and thankfully we had our first initial assessment day just two weeks later! To be able to take such proactive steps as a bewildered parent was invaluable – and still is.
We were given a brilliant Therapy Programme for Clark to do at home, and we have followed these daily as a family ever since. We absolutely know that attending Brainwave has made such a difference to Clark and his development.
He has taken huge steps in sensory tolerance of textures and being able to touch new things; today he is feeding himself finger foods and making a wonderful mess with chocolate cake, we never thought we’d see the day. Physically, Clark is now sitting unaided, he is pulling to stand with support and can stand for a whole episode of Peppa Pig.
The strength in his legs thanks to his daily Therapy Programme is noticeable and we couldn’t be prouder of the hard work he puts in.”Written by Laura, Clark’s mum