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They are 18-year- old twin boys, fraternal twins. They were born eight weeks early. They were two pounds. They spent seven weeks in NICU. They came home together. We noticed there seemed to be some sort of a language delay, approximately around the age of two and a half to three. We started having them examined, took them into a neurologist and various doctors, and they were diagnosed with central auditory processing disorder, which is, for those who don’t understand, it’s how we process sounds, or what things are said to us. Most learning comes that way.
The biggest challenge you have is that they are in school, of course, and you have the break of summertime. Three months is a long time not to have any kind of educational development, when you talk about people that are behind in their development of part of their brain. We even to the point, decided that rather than send them to summer school,we would just focus on Fast ForWord. We’ve done that ever since.
They went from one word to two words to complete sentences. They’re doing things beyond what I had expected for them. It’s an amazing program. It’s just really woken up their brains. Once you find something that is so amazing as Fast ForWord, and the progress that they’ve made in their language, expressive and receptive. You just don’t to stop. That’s where we’re at now. They’re going to be graduating, and I still want to continue the program.
You have to find what works for your child and their development. Fast ForWord, just from reading up on it, it does stimulate different parts of the brain to overcome areas that may not be as developed, and we’ve seen it. We’ve actually seen that process in itself. I would say don’t give up, number one. It takes time. I agree with him. Its finding something, and if you see the fruit in it, stick with it, because all through the years, that’s what we’ve seen is progress. Progress and progress and progress. Like I said, for us, the program is something that we’ve seen so much fruit with, we will continue. We will continue.
Programs like this, they challenge you. They step you out of your norm of things that we do as normal individuals by just developing who we are. You’d be amazed at what ca happen. Just got to keep working and find the programs. Try it.”