Testimonials

What Parents Say About AIT PLUS

The National Light & Sound Therapy Centre

The following are authentic extracts from letters received from parents of children who were treated with AIT PLUS at the National Light & Sound Therapy Centre. They have been re-typed as written. All original letters are on display at the Centre. The letters may not reflect the particular difficulty which your child has, but will give you an overview of the effectiveness of the treatment. This is just a small selection of the many thousands of letters we have received.

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  Sameh Mohammed, Cairo Egypt

 

  C & J. Aldridge, Enfield, Middlesex

“Jack is doing so well! He is improving in all areas, especially with interaction with others. We always used to say Jack was in a world of his own. Now he is in our world.
There have been tremendous changes in him, too many to list, but some of the main one’s are:
Completely potty trained
Much more able to respond to verbal instructions
Has made many friends at school
Is able to tell us what he has done at school and what he had for dinner
Does not resist change in his routine and enjoys new experiences
Is much more interactive with his sister
Is more angelic than ever
We have been using your method of words on flash cards with him with great success. In one afternoon he memorised 102 words and was able to spell them all back to us without looking at the cards.
His teacher’s call him their “Shining Star.”
We cannot express our thank enough for all the care and dedication you have shown to him. There is no doubt in our minds that his course of AIT has been a tremendous success and most signs of autism, ADD and ADHD have almost disappeared.”

  Mrs. Martin, Gaddeston, Hemel Hempstead

“We loved the Centre’s welcome, it said everything to us. Now here is our letter to tell you our news.
It is just over two weeks since Georgina finished her treatment with you. As you know we had our miracle, reading went from 3 pages to 20, at her tutor’s – just the day before the last treatment.
The day after treatment finished, Georgina had an informal assessment from the Educational Psychologist for her dyslexia. Digit span score had tripled and other test results had jumped right up.
Georgina is now finding school work easier. She says she can hear and see more – but she became a believer after just a few sessions, she could feel a change very quickly. She can learn spellings with no problems now and reading is really coming along – the struggle is over.”

  M. Glen, Camberley, Surrey

“In February 1994 we brought our three children to the National Light & Sound Therapy Centre for the two week combined sessions of audio integration and light therapy. Our 8 year old daughter was being treated for dyslexia and our two sons, aged 5 and 6, were to follow the programme for autistic tendencies and speech and communication problems. “In for a penny, in for a pound,” we thought and, although we were nervous and had no idea of what to expect, we were full of hope.
Within the first week we began to notice small improvements in our son’s behaviour and now 12 weeks later, we are gradually getting school reports of a positive nature that a year ago we would not have believed possible. Increased concentration, improved verbal communication, better adaptability to change and a general ” settling down” to following instructions are highlighted daily.
Our daughter had been receiving specialist dyslexia tuition for the past year and both her class teacher and the dyslexia teacher have been so enthusiastic about her progress since the therapy sessions that the tutor has written to the Dyslexia Institute about her “phenomenal” improvement.
It is difficult to put our feelings into words. We are convinced that the treatment offer at the Centre has given our children and thus our family a new lease of life. Their professional and caring support were invaluable during what could have been a traumatic experience and we will continue to stay in touch to promote what we believe to be a truly remarkable service. It is certainly worth it.”

  S. Porteous, Romsey, Hampshire

“This was Thomas’s second course of treatment and we weren’t sure how much he would benefit from it. We are delighted to say that he has improved significantly in so many areas. This has been noticed not just by us but the school have also noticed a remarkable change in his concentration span and co-operation/tolerance level.
As before he improved almost immediately with little or no side effects at all,
We may be back to see you again.”

  T. Revell, Doncaster

“I thought I would let you know how Alex’s speech is progressing. In the two weeks since our visit he has gained 40 new words which is wonderful. We have had such a variety of words from ‘plug’ to ‘Yorkshire.’ I am really delighted with his progress. He certainly seems happier since his treatment and he now plays with his brother rather than alongside him and he seems to have a better understanding of what is expected of him.
I was so apprehensive about my stay with Alex in London. I really dreaded the two weeks in a hotel in a strange city, far removed from our sleepy rural town here in Yorkshire. However thanks to you all, the time went so quickly, and your support and sound advice was a great comfort.”

  P. Revell, Doncaster

“I just thought I would write and let you know how Alex is getting on again. We have seen so much progress of late it is difficult to know where to start. His teacher is so pleased with how hard he is working at the unit and we are delighted to see such an improvement.
He can now count to 20 and backwards from 10. He is working very hard at his letters and watches Countdown on Chanel 4 each day after school. He shouts, “A vowel please Carol” then calls out the letters. He also loves to play on my typewriter and says “go on computer.”
He is such a wonderful boy, who brings so much joy and fun to our lives. We are just thrilled that he is making such an improvement.”

  S.E. Bradbrook-Armit, West Harrow

“It is now 7 weeks since we completed Alysia’s treatment and as you know those 2 weeks were very difficult for both of us, especially the second week when at one point I actually thought about calling it a day. I’m glad that I didn’t follow that thought through as though you made no promises of improvement, Alysia did start to change while she was having treatment and has not stopped since. Her speech and communication skills have improved enormously.
Before coming Alysia would start saying new words regularly for a week or so and then the words seem to disappear for a while. Since coming for treatment Alysia is adding new words on a daily basis and so far those words and words she knew before are used frequently and seem to be permanently there for whenever they are needed.
In the last few weeks Alysia’s Speech Therapist was amazed that Alysia would point to things when asked and also commented that Alysia was no longer talking into the air, but was talking directly to me.
Her sleeping has improved and the norm is 10 hours a night in her own bed instead of being awake for most nights for 1 to 3 hours. Her concentration and her attention span has also improved along with her general understanding and wanting to understand what is said. Also her eye contact is improving daily.
Yesterday Alysia was giggling away in the other room but I did not know why until she came out into the kitchen carrying a video case which she brought up to me and pointed at the picture and then burst into another fit of giggles. This is the first time that Alysia has shared this type of experience with me completely unprompted.
Alysia isn’t cured or recovered and we still have a long way to go but I can see the little girl I had before the age of 15 months more and more each day. It’s like watching a little bud bloom into a beautiful flower.
I am convinced that AIT has worked for Alysia. After it she definitely seemed to become more aware of herself and more confident. She also started to take more interest in everything around her, ranging from toys, animals, books adults and other children. In the last couple of months she has adapted from just playing alongside the other children to interacting not just through play but verbally as well. She has also started calling people that she comes into contact with regularly by their names and not always but about 60% of the time voluntarily saying “Hello nanny” “Goodby Toni” etc.
At home Alysia is now using four to five word sentences spontaneously although at playgroup she tends to stick to two of three words. When we came to use she had about 100 words which she would use singularly if and when she felt like it. Now it nearly reaches 400 words. In the last month she is adding so many that I have stopped keeping track. Her articulation is improving daily. We ask her what things are and can expect to get a reply.
I think that one of the most noticeable differences in Alysia is that she wants to be around people more. She now demands our attention and says, “Mummy come here” or “Daddy come on” and hold out her hand for one of us to join her. Sometimes she even comes back for the other one of us to join in too.”

  E. Osborn, Spain

“Alex has shown a change in his work in the class. From a somewhat passive worker he has become actively involved in the class. His speech has improved. He communicates more. He now has a very good relationship with the class. He responds to class discipline.”
Most of all he is becoming more independent and happy with himself as a person. Looking back I am convinced that Light and Sound therapy has somehow acted as a catalyst to Alex, enabling these changes to occur.
Also the sound sensitivity is definitely better than before but I sometimes feel that he now puts his hands to his ears only as a reflex action, rather than because of actual discomfort, because after a while he carries on, which previously he couldn’t and didn’t.”

  J. Young Kennington

“I have seen such a difference in Anthony that I would like to consider bringing him back for some more treatment. He has settled down so much that I don’t think he will be throwing your plants around this time. Do you remember that American boy that was so well behaved – well now Anthony reminds me of that boy.”

  Mr & Mrs Nasreldin, University of Newcastle

“Although Ayman has not shown a major change in his state, there are so many positive improvements in his general behaviour. He is not speaking yet but is much more aware of what is going on around him. This was observed first by friends of the family. He listens to what you have to say to him looking at you with direct eye contact, he smiles back and shakes hands in greetings. We had reports from the teacher that he is more friendly towards other children in class. He has given up some irritating habits too e.g. tearing up papers into very small pieces.
We think he is less sensitive to sounds. He can tolerate better the noise at the fun fair and he tries games he has never tried before (e.g. riding horses in the magic round about.).
Our experience at the Centre was a nice and enlightening one. The staff were professional and friendly. They were ready to answer questions and assist in any way they could. The best part of our visit to the Centre was meeting and talking to other parents having the same difficulties and trying to do the best for their children. We give our consent to give our names and address to any prospective participant who wants to know more about the treatment.”

  Mrs. Smith, Cowdenbeath, Fife

“Everyone up here is amazed at the change in Callum, he is so calm now and more aware of what is going on around him. No more aggressive behaviour. He has been at school now full time since May and enjoying every minute. He took part in the school concert last week and was very good. It is like having a different child.
There are no words to express the gratitude we feel for the help you have given Callum.”

  D. Reeve, March, Cambridgeshire

“Just a few words to say thank you for all your kindness, warmth and understanding over the past two weeks. I must confess we felt very apprehensive when first meeting you simply because we have never experienced such genuine and positive attitudes before, hence any doubt we may have had soon diminished.
Since the AIT Chloe has become more confident and communicative. Chloe appears to be more receptive towards trying out various activities. When Chloe’s class went out to play on some new apparatus, Chloe immediately bustled through the other children towards the apparatus and began to play (normally she would have been expected to watch the children hesitantly before having to be encouraged to join in.)
Chloe’s memory has proved to be astonishing. As well as being able to remember the date last year we commenced our holiday in France and the ability to tell me how many days we are into this year, she is also able to tell me the exact time of her birth and the day of the week!
There is also much talk regarding Chloe’s obvious improvement amongst professionals and local parents. I must stress that we have spoken of our experiences at the Centre at the local Clinic. We would recommend any parent to give this treatment an attempt for their child. Even if the treatment only proves to give minimal improvement, its still a bonus.
For Chloe I feel you have given her the KEY to unlock the door. I realise there are many parents looking for a miracle cure, and I wouldn’t want anyone to undergo the treatment EXPECTING the vast improvements we have experienced. Again I would say that any improvement is a bonus.”

  K. Balfe, Luton

“I am writing to let you know that Christopher is so much more aware since he has been for treatment. He understands what we say to him a lot more now and will follow simple instructions. At playgroup he has started to say a few words and will sit still with the other children at storytime. Also he is sleeping better at night.
Thank you so much for all your help with his communication and speech difficulties and learning abilities. I would definitely recommend you to other parents in the same situation as ourselves.”

  L. Mills, County Armagh

“Before Colin had therapy he was very restless and wouldn’t settle down to do anything. He didn’t want anyone to annoy him or play with him. Also he got very distressed at some sounds.
Since receiving his therapy, he has calmed down a lot and will play for a short time with his toys. Sometimes he will go to one of his sisters and try to make them play with him. Some sounds do still seem to annoy him but not to the same degree as before.
I know the therapy has not cured Colin’s autism, but it has made a big difference and we would like to come back again for another course of therapy.”

  A. Hasnip, Woodbridge, Suffolk

“Both Daniel and myself thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the Centre, the staff were brilliant. I think Daniel felt really at home and I felt comfortable knowing that his behaviour was not being frowned upon as is usually the case. He was accepted for who and what he is and we were not made to feel uneasy in any way.
The changes seen in Daniel have been very good. I have noticed that his speech is clearer and his vocabulary is now vast. His teacher has noticed his speech has improved and she said she tried to think she was imagining it but could not do this. He seems calmer, although he still has his outbursts, but don’t all children!
He has developed the art of listening and can now be reasoned with, things can be explained to him and so tantrums can be avoided.
He has now a sense of danger and will no longer tease a dog for example to try to get it to bite him. Also today I took him and his sisters to a river to fee the ducks. Normally he would wade straight into the water if not physically stopped, but I was able to stand at a distance whilst he ran around playing and feeding the ducks. It made a usually fraught and traumatic outing into a real pleasure. He also does not stand in front of oncoming traffic anymore and does not run away from home.
All in all everyone seems to have noticed a difference in him, improvements all round. I will definitely bring him for a second course of treatment when possible and I would recommend the treatment to anyone. You don’t know what will happen unless you try and any improvement has got to be worth any effort and expense.”

  Mrs. Jamieson, Tingwall, Shetland Islands.

“Both Daniel and myself thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the Centre, the staff were brilliant. I think Daniel felt really at home and I felt comfortable knowing that his behaviour was not being frowned upon as is usually the case. He was accepted for who and what he is and we were not made to feel uneasy in any way.
The changes seen in Daniel have been very good. I have noticed that his speech is clearer and his vocabulary is now vast. His teacher has noticed his speech has improved and she said she tried to think she was imagining it but could not do this. He seems calmer, although he still has his outbursts, but don’t all children!
He has developed the art of listening and can now be reasoned with, things can be explained to him and so tantrums can be avoided.
He has now a sense of danger and will no longer tease a dog for example to try to get it to bite him. Also today I took him and his sisters to a river to fee the ducks. Normally he would wade straight into the water if not physically stopped, but I was able to stand at a distance whilst he ran around playing and feeding the ducks. It made a usually fraught and traumatic outing into a real pleasure. He also does not stand in front of oncoming traffic anymore and does not run away from home.
All in all everyone seems to have noticed a difference in him, improvements all round. I will definitely bring him for a second course of treatment when possible and I would recommend the treatment to anyone. You don’t know what will happen unless you try and any improvement has got to be worth any effort and expense.”