Alex is a boy of 11 years who began work/therapy in 2010
“I had Alex’s parents evening last week and I felt like one of the proudest mums in the world. Alex has tried so hard with everything he does, and always has, but previously his efforts were not producing the results we knew he was capable of achieving. At this parents evening all the teachers were waxing lyrical about him. He is excelling in all areas of his academic studies.
Following on from our conversation I thought it would be useful to give you some empirical evidence of Alex’s academic improvements.
Summer 2010 (Just after you diagnosed him) his results were as follows:
|English Comprehension||7.2 Bellow year average|
|English Composition||4.5% above year average|
|Maths – 3 papers||1%, 14% and 7% above year average|
|Science||5.7 % above year average|
|French||1.3% below year average|
Now while many parents would be delighted with these results and however much we praised him for doing so well, we knew Alex was not happy. His perception of himself was not that of an average child.
In addition to this, Alex was frequently not happy on returning home from school. He would be grumpy, problematic, exhausted and difficult often unwilling to do homework that had been set for the evening. Reading would be a conflict and there would be tears about the prospect of returning to school after holiday periods. The energy he was having to expend to get his average results was exhausting for him.
|English Comprehension||14.3% above year average|
|English Composition||25% above year average|
|Maths – 2 papers||34% and 15% above year average|
|Science||23% above year average|
|French||10.5% above year average|
Now Alex can really feel proud that the effort he is putting in is getting him the academic results he so rightly deserves.
However, more important for us, is that he is much more content with who he is as a person. He is happier. He is self motivated to complete homework and study for exams and tests (well most of the time) and his organisational skills are not causing him to be stressed. He knows and appreciates what needs to be done next. I feel he has increased his empathy for others in stressful situations and is much more of a help around the home being able to contribute to a happy home with his great sense of humour and big heart
So thank you for all that you have helped him to achieve.