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Date of Birth: October 3, 2015
Date of Treatment: May 4, 2019
Diagnosis before Treatment: Delayed speech development with autistic traits
Diagnosis was determined/established at the age of 2 years
Pregnancy: proceeded normally, no pathologies were identified.
Childbirth: The birth was carried out naturally without complications. At birth, child had slight hypoxia. Umbilical cord was around the neck. On the day after childbirth, after the necessary BCG vaccine, the child began to show signs of jaundice. Almost from the moment of birth and to this day, the child suffers from constipation (passes stool once every 5-6 days, child was on mixed breastfeeding routine). Otherwise, during this period, the child developed physiologically according to the norm.
At the age of 1.5 years, there was an infection of unknown etiology. There were rashes on the body of red dry plaques, especially on the stomach and lower extremities. He was treated at the Infectious Disease Hospital in the city of Pavlodar, Kazakhstan and diagnosed with chickenpox. Around this age, the child was exposed to a broken mercury thermometer. Analysis of blood for mercury levels along with an X-ray of the stomach showed negative results. In the first year of life, at the age of 5-6 months, the child stared intently at the ceilings and corners. There were problems with sleep – he would fall asleep for long periods of time, for several hours, sometimes before this there was laughter. Slept restlessly, during the night woke up several times. Sleep duration is about 9 hours. In the period of waking up, the child was calm and did not call for any attention to him. After 1.5 years, strangeness in the child’s behavior was observed: he did not react to his surroundings and did not respond to his name.
Symptoms at the beginning of treatment:
From the perspective of speech: Can pronounce individual words and short sentences consisting of 2-3 words. But does not do this independently, only upon request.
Communication: At an early age, eye contact was absent. Now, briefly looks into the eyes. There is no understanding of how to play and communicate.
Repetitive behavior: Plays games with his fingers in front of his eyes along with loud vocalization.
Other: Stool once every 5-6 days (with pieces of undigested food)
Therapy before the treatment: Microcurrent reflexology, osteopath, speech therapist, psychologist, neuropsychologist, ABA therapy.
Status at the beginning of treatment:
Speech: Child responds to his name, knows members of his family, knows numbers, alphabet, can read simple words, knows colors and animals. Can complete simple tasks and asks to use the bathroom.
Communication: Shows affection only for loved ones.
Status as of October 7, 2019
Speech: Has begun to pronounce the names of his brothers. Became drawn to pronounce “mama” and “papa”.
Communication: Increased duration in holding eye contact. Shows feelings of love and tenderness. Development of stories and games, a manifestation of fantasy. Outbreaks of aggression – sometimes on the occasion of coercion to something.
Other: Has started to wash hands. Uses the restroom more independently. Has begun to listen to music. Problems with passing of stool have shortened to 1-4 days.
Status as of October 24, 2019
Communication: Child is more communicative, understanding improving. Reaching out to children
Other: Decrease in the amount of sleep.
Status as of November 27, 2019
Speech: Completes sentences consisting of 3 words with a clear sequence
Other: Problems with sleep (duration of night sleep 6-7 hours). Increased excitability
Status as of January 22, 2020
Speech: Greatly improved: Calls family members by their names, repeats phrases from cartoons. Says “thank you”, “hello”, and tries to express his thoughts. At his new year’s event in school, for the first time recited a poem. With everyday there is an increase in new sentences. Independently puts together words using his magnetic letters.
Communication: Has become happier and more communicative. At events with participated animators, actively takes part, repeats after other children, imitates dances. Stands up for brothers when they are being scolded. We played a board game as a family and he waited for his turn. Responding to aggression.
Other: For the first time, began to draw independently. Shares treats.