Hi my Niece is 18 months old, has weak muscle tone, all blood tests have come back normal and she is awaiting an appointment with a Neurologist on the NHS. She went full-term and has no other medical conditions but is globally delayed. Is this something First Step Therapy could help us with? She can't sit up on her own, and her condition appears to be getting worse. Up until she was one year, she could roll across a room, roll onto her tummy and pull her arm out and hand feed herself. She cannot do any of this now. No use of hands. She is very affectionate, loves other children and appears to be able to keep eye contact. Sleeps through the night, good appetite but has not got good feeding skills. No problems with her sight or hearing.
We would very much appreciate it if you could help us.
Thanks for your enquiry to our website about therapy for your Niece.
We work with a lot of children who have both progressive and non-progressive conditions. For progressive conditions we would seek to try and slow down any deterioration in skills and hopefully help to regain skills lost, though this is not always the case.
With all neurological disorders there is no guarantee of success - all we do is try and work with the child as best we can to ensure that we maximise the potential of the child. Up until now we have had good success with those patients who have stayed with us over a longer duration.
It takes many hours of work by our therapists and the family members as well, to help the child to achieve their best.
We would be happy for you to bring your Niece to our clinic so that you can talk to our therapists. We can provide a free consultation for you so that we can give you an idea of what we could do for her.
Please contact us to arrange an appointment.
The First Step Therapy Team.
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