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hi, i just thought i would let you know how great my sons tinted glasses are. we have been so lucky and put on an early intervention plan. my son is 3 1/2 and has typical autism. lack of eye contact and slow to reach mile stones.tantrums. head banging. sensory difficulties. he is about a year behind what would be expected. he also wears piedro boots.
BUT WOW!!! he was given his dark green glasses last week. he wears them any time the is likely to be a sensory conflict. which for us is - outside, nursery, and any time he plays on the computer. any time he wants them.
we have had NO HEAD BANGING! NO TANTRUMS! he said his first sentance (he is normaly non verbal) he said " i don't want that one - i want thomas!" (he has never said "i" before either!) he has also done his first painting - and he "played" dressing up!!!!!!
it must be the glasses - as he is usually so negative and he has a mouth full of ulcers at the moment which would ususlly result in a dreadful week.
AMAZING!!
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WOW! Sounds like they've made a huge difference, you must be so pleased. Would you mind explaining a bit more about the glasses, where did you get them from, who did the referral, what was the assessment like and why green or did you try other colours? Sorry for all the questions but I've not heard of this before and I'm interested.
Thanks
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hi, edward saw occupational therepy then an optomitrist at our local hospital - and then was refered to a specialist in visual perception. edward is younger than children usually refered (age 5) but he has a good understanding of what is expected of him whilst undergoing tests. he reacts very badly to light and we have always had to shade him to prevent tantrums. the coloured glasses come in all shades and are most often given for children with learning difficulties ie reading. less so for behavioural difficulties - so we are lucky!
you can buy these glasses - so if we are not funded agiain - we will buy them. the web page is "cerium" it lets you know where you can see a sepcialist too.
i REALLY recommend them if you think your child is reacting to light - it has had an IMMIDIATE effect. i can honestly say my son has shown huge improvement in a week - he joined in a ballet lesson yesterday but ususlly refuses to leave his pushchair and he usually makes a high pitched moaning noise. even the ballet teacher cried when he just got out and joined in! none of us can believe it! the only hicc-up is they keep coming off his small nose. i am going back to get them adjusted next week. he got fed up and wouldnt let any one do it when we got them originally.
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Hi,

My daughter has a pair of glasses with yellow tinted glass. She got hers because she reacts badly to the light and really struggles. They really are very good. Because she needs to wear glasses for reading due to her poor sight, the same strength glass was put in the yellow ones. She got hers from a low vision clinic. We were also lucky that we didn't have to pay. I too would buy them if they were not funded for her.

Jools
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This is lovely to hear and I am so happy that you have seen a big improvement- I am going to have a look into these and see if they help our little one. X
Things can be hard on occasions but well worth it!Heart


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