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NEW Tinsley house support thread -part 2!!

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Badvoc Fri 21-Sep-12 20:05:07

Hello everyone!
Thought I should start a new thread as we were nearing 1000 posts! smile
Indigo is no longer posting as you all know, but I think it would be such a shame for the support thread to go too.
I know I find reading about all the ups and downs we all experience very helpful and it's so great to hear all the progress smile
So.
We go back to TH next month and can't wait. So interested to see of the tracking programme has worked. I think ds1s reading speed has improved and he is now reading proper chapter books!
He continues to show less anxiety, OCD behaviour and stress.
He is eating better and is generally a much happier chap.
Looking forward to hearing from you all over the next few weeks/months...X

DaftMaul Fri 21-Sep-12 20:51:39

Hey, Badvoc,

Well done for startng this new thread.

We are continuing with the tracking programme, hemi stim and stair/teeth exercises. Ds' (10yrs) behaviour continues to be much calmer and he seems more mature.

Badvoc Fri 21-Sep-12 22:37:09

That's great news daft smile

Just checking in on the new thread

bochead Sat 22-Sep-12 13:57:15

Can we join in if we are trying similar techniques to TH , but not TH itself?

For me, TH was beyond my budget & DS had already had 4 years under a great clinical dietician. I'm currently following excercises set by our behavioral optremetrist and my own version of "The astronaut programme", at home. I'm also awaiting an application to the family fund for funding for the listening programme. It'll prob be 12 months before our exercises get to the point where DS is ready for the computerised visual tracking programme (same one TH uses as it happens).

I read the book, looked through all DS's reports, spoke to TH and others before choosing my alternative route. blush

Hi bochead, I see no reason why you shouldn't be welcome smile

DaftMaul Sat 22-Sep-12 19:39:13

Absolutely, the more the merrier, IMHO!

Badvoc Sat 22-Sep-12 19:59:04

Bochead
You are more than welcome here.

mrsbaffled Sat 22-Sep-12 20:37:29

I am here too, watching with interest. DS is taking the TH supplements, and he did RRT as part of VT earlier in the year.

BeingFluffy Sun 23-Sep-12 10:05:56

Another TH client here. We are due to go back next week. DD is currently doing the eye tracking programme.

BeingFluffy Sun 23-Sep-12 10:11:34

Badvoc - just read on the old thread about Indigo. She has been an inspiration to me not to just accept DD is dyslexic, but to carry on trying to improve. I will pm you.

VinoEsmeralda Sun 23-Sep-12 22:08:38

Can I ask you what snacks you give your DC's? Made some sunflowerseed&raisin biscuits, flapjacks and lots of fruit ( she loves dried mango), fruitus bars, peanut butter sandwiches but like some more ideas please

DaftMaul Sun 23-Sep-12 22:49:03

We have cheese with or without biscuits, hummus and pitta/carrots, pitta with cheese/meat, sushi. Occasionally homemade cake. He has to be really desperate to have fruit!

I would love to give him nuts but he has a severe nut allergy, so they are off the menu.

My kids are very samey, happy with the same thing every day. So ds has oaty cookies (oats, whole meal flour not much sugar) or hummus and breadsticks. Sometimes I do a plate with bits of ham, cheese, salami etc

Badvoc Mon 24-Sep-12 07:49:10

Breadsticks, flapjacks, rice cakes.
Carrot batons, fruit.
Wheat crackers.
Erm, think that's about it.

Does anyone have appointments with Robin on Skype instead of in person? It is a 7 hour round trip for us and I'm happy to go in October but don't think it's feasible in dec and feb really. Am just worried we will make slower progress without face to face contact. What do you reckon?

DaftMaul Tue 25-Sep-12 19:51:24

We don't Skype - it is only 3-4hr round trip for us and we have family 10mins away, so much easier for us.

The only thing that Robin actually needed ds there for the last couple of times was to assess his tracking. Maybe phone Robin and discuss with him - I'd probably want to know what he would plan to do during the next couple of sessions and whether they could be done via Skype just as easily or not.

When we were there a couple of weeks ago, he was waiting for a Skype session with someone in South Africa!

Badvoc Tue 25-Sep-12 20:46:10

We have thought about it shopping as its a 7 hour round trip for us too sad
However, we may only have to go twice more and dh and ds1 are happy to go in their own and have a boys day together and I stay here with ds2.
It's too much for a 3 year old.
Oh!
I meant 4 year old!
He is 4 today!
smile

Badvoc Tue 25-Sep-12 20:47:16

We were supposed to be going on Sunday but dh is away in the states so its 21st oct for us now...
I think end dec/jan will be the next one...exactly a year after starting!!
smile
(1st appt 28th dec last year)

Have decided to take both kids, stay in a travelogue and do peppa pig world the next day but 7 hours in the car is too much for ds really and I would struggle with the driving on my own in winter. Cost goes up massively if dh comes too as he is a contracter so on a daily rate. Will discuss with Robin when we go in October. I like seeing him and I think it is useful for him to see ds in the flesh but 7 hours on the motorway in December fills me with dread.

Hey Badvoc, we are there on the 22nd! A near miss, would have been nice to meet you and ds smile

Badvoc Tue 25-Sep-12 21:27:14

Oh what a shame! sad
Tip: try and get an early ish appt then you aren't ever driving in the dark.
Are you near the midlands too?

We are in Cambridgeshire Badvoc. Am really looking forward to next appointment to see if the vision therapy is working. He is trying so hard with it and getting through the starts really well.

dev9aug Wed 26-Sep-12 09:12:31

shopping if it helps your dh, you can see him on a Saturday as well.

Badvoc Wed 26-Sep-12 09:19:23

I love going to see robin...each time I come away convinced he is a genius!
I am in Leicestershire.

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