Dear Sandra Johnson,
We are extremely glad to have
made contact with you through Mrs. Kamini Lakhani and immensely
relieved to know the world of difference Sara’s Diet can make on
autistic children. Firstly, we would like to up-date you briefly on our
son Dushyant’s (Dinky’s) birth details and developmental profile.
Dushyant was born premature and did not cry at birth due to
asphyxiation. He had marginally delayed milestones. He had started
cognitive speech at two and half years which gradually slipped into
echolalia and by the age of four had regressed to isolation with few
sounds. He was diagnosed autistic at that stage followed by tests like
MRI, EEG, Chromosome etc. which were normal.
Dushyant has gone
through most known therapies starting with Holding therapy, Sensory
Integration, Neurodevelopmental, Auditory integration, Behavior
modification, DMG & Vitamin supplements etc. These have all helped
in reducing hyperactivity, increasing eye contact, less tantrums,
better understanding and adapting to different surroundings and sounds.
Dushyant got back to echolalia at the age of seven, but cognitive
speech never surfaced.
Beginning this month we started following the diet free of
Casein, Gluten, Lutein and Yeast as provided by Mrs. Lakhani. Distinct
changes in behavior pattern observed on switching to this diet.
Dushyant at most times in a happier mood. Initiates spontaneous
interactive play. Rituals and stereotype behavior has greatly reduced.
Earlier, echolalia was limited to single word. This has changed to
sentences with few words. He is always alert awaiting instruction or
wanting to communicate by some means and insists on participation. This
is a big step for Dushyant and we hope and pray the diet will set right
his nutrient absorption and bring further changes in him. We have a
support group for autistic children here in Dubai and we are strongly
emphasising the importance of diet. Eagerly await your reply, Usha and