The Washington Family
June 5, 2012
On Tuesday, May 29, 2012, Santana had a follow up with his neurologist. I am so thrilled and excited to share with you the feedback and experience from the neurologist appointment. I just could not wait to see you next month in July to share with you, so this is the reason for this email. Our first visit with the neurologist was January 2011. Since then, Santana was seen again by the neurologist on December 2011, and we began treatment with you on January 2012. In December 2011, neurologist mentioned that we should start ABA, but in our most recent visit May 2012, he mentioned that Santana did not need ABA therapy anymore. His words were “he is doing great” “he is doing excellent”. He also mentioned that he only wished his grandson, who has the same problem as Santana would be making the progress that Santana is making.
The Neurologist also mentioned that we do not see this kind of progress in the autism world. He also mentioned that an average doctor would at this point miss Santana’s diagnoses because he is “very, very, high functioning PDD”. He mentioned that his eye contact is so much better. His echolalia has decreased since December 2011, and suspects for the echolalia to continue to decrease as to where it is not even heard anymore. He says that once his speech becomes more conversational, no one will ever be able to tell that he had a speech problem. I know we still have a lot more to do to help Santana fully recover, but I just could not wait to thank you for the progress that he has made. Thank you so much!