My Lovely Son Thomas
Life with Thomas was hard. At three years old he went to preschool and was seen as an aggressive, naughty child. Disciplining made him angrier. He had lots of accidents and the staff at preschool described him as clumsy. He didn’t get on with the staff or the other children and was frequently wetting himself. He was not a happy boy at all and we had no choice but to remove him from the preschool.
Gran had Thomas with her for a month instead and during that time she came to the conclusion that there was definitely more to this. Luckily, she had a friend at church who suggested we take him to bibic. This was a turning point. If it hadn’t been for bibic we don’t know where we would have been.
We started going to bibic over a year ago and our suspicions were immediately confirmed. This encouraged us to keep pushing for a proper diagnosis from the health service as we were convinced he had Asperger’s syndrome. The bibic assessment allowed us to work together with the school he had just started and they were very understanding and also did the bibic therapies. We are still waiting for his diagnosis from the health service but in the meantime we have been putting the bibic therapies into practice.
Thomas has problems with spatial awareness so we have exercises designed to help with this. These are fun and involve activities like spinning and rough housing. His hands need strengthening to help with his writing and we have done exercises using pegs and other objects to strengthen his muscles. He also has difficulties eating certain foods with particular textures so we have some oral sensory exercises to help with this. He is now more able to cope with different sensations in his mouth and his eating has improved.
All I can say is a big thank you to bibic and a huge thank you to all the supporters who have made this happen!