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£1,074raised of £8,000 target by 21 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,074 to to fund specialist treatment for my special needs twins at the National Light and Sound Therapy Centre in London.

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    Bexhill, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Wednesday, 29th November 2017

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    My beautiful daughters, Sophie and Katie, were born with severe motor and verbal, and oral dyspraxia. After years of speech and language therapies, we've had very little success. Both girls find communication extremely difficult as they only have a vocabulary of approximately twenty words. This is incredibly frustrating for them and it would be absolutely amazing if there were a way to increase their vocabulary and enable them to speak.

    They have a voice and it deserves to be heard. It would be simply mind blowing to hear them say someone's name or to ask for something to eat. Instead, all they can do is sign in a limited way and make sounds that sometimes come close to speech.

    After years of searching, we've found an amazing form of therapy that encorporates both light and sound stimuli over the course of ten days. They theorise that those with limited speech have neurological pathways that are entangled and therefore wired incorrectly. If this is the case, both Sophie and Katie could actually be speaking to us , but the words simply come out as unintelligible sounds due to the muscles used for speech being misaligned.

    If the therapy is successful, my girls would be able to speak to us for the first time. Even if we were to hear them say our names or be able to form words to tell us whether they're happy or sad.

    T. Revell, Doncaster: “I thought I would let you know how Alex’s speech is progressing. In the two weeks since our visit he has gained 40 new words which is wonderful. We have had such a variety of words from ‘plug’ to ‘Yorkshire.’ I am really delighted with his progress.

    A. Hasnip, Woodbridge, Suffolk: “The changes seen in Daniel have been very good. I have noticed that his speech is clearer and his vocabulary is now vast. His teacher has noticed his speech has improved and she said she tried to think she was imagining it but could not do this. He seems calmer, although he still has his outbursts, but don’t all children!

    Find out more about the National Light and Sound Therapy Centre.

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      21

      • Sharon Palmer

        Sharon Palmer

        Nov 29, 2017

        Just as promised. Good luck. Love Sharon Palmer

        £15.00

      • Ricardo Davids

        Ricardo Davids

        Nov 9, 2017

        Christmas fayre Di ...

        £20.00

      • Diane  Dean

        Diane Dean

        Nov 7, 2017

        Thank you Jessica Mitchell for your donation for your craft stall on the 11th of November for Katie and Sophie’s treatment. Thank you.

        £15.00

      • Diane  Dean

        Diane Dean

        Oct 31, 2017

        Thank you Linda for your stall donation for our Christmas Fayre.

        £15.00

      • Andy Holloway

        Andy Holloway

        Oct 27, 2017

        Let me know how i can help?

        £5.00

      • Diane  Dean

        Diane Dean

        Oct 21, 2017

        So proud of you girls Katie & Sophie and thank you and your Mumma for always supporting The Power Project. Lots of love Jade XXX

        £100.00

      • Diane  Dean

        Diane Dean

        Oct 20, 2017

        This donation is from a lovely lady Sue Parker from RDA at Fairlight Hall. I crocheted two baby blankets for her.

        £30.00

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      Diane Dean

      Bexhill, United Kingdom

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