Starjumpz Children’s Centre in Tunbridge Wells, has been offering intensive therapy to a five-year-old boy with autism from Gibraltar.
Jay Ritchie and his family have been visiting the centre on a daily basis so he can receive combined Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and pioneering Neurofeedback treatment.
Jay, whose autism and strong sensory needs affects his ability to communicate and interact with people and his surroundings, first came to the centre last August after his parents came across Starjumpz on the internet. They believe the Neurofeedback treatment that caught their eye whilst researching the centre, has been hugely influential in the astounding developments witnessed in their son.
Starjumpz Director Joanna Brett, commented: “We’ve been using Neurofeedback to calm and regulate Jay’s nervous system, stimulate language development and improve sensory and auditory processing. As well as being calmer, Jay is more able to make sense of sensory input and engage in communication and learning. He can now spontaneously say a few words to communicate, count to ten and identify body parts.”
Neurofeedback teaches the brain to function more efficiently and helps a variety of childhood problems including ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. It is also available at the centre for adults struggling with anxiety and depression, migraines or PTSD.
For more information on Starjumpz and the pioneering services and treatments on offer to children with learning, developmental, motor and behavioural challenges, please visit www.starjumpz.com or call 01892 510 257.