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Coming Out Of The Haze Of Autism

Author: Celeste F.
Date: 08-06-2012
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Testimonial ID: 7668-OR

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Two months ago one of my friends started using essential oils on her son whom I tutor. J has autism with echolalia, hyperlexic (can read but has a hard time comprehending or speaking comprehensibly) and some pretty intense behaviors with his anxiety. His mom started using Young Living Common Sense, Clarity, Valor, Brain Power and Vetiver on him night and day rubbing a drop of each on his neck in the morning, feet at night.

A week later his reading performance dramatically improved as well has his anxiety related behavior. Before oils he would have intense anxiety when reading and have a very hard time focusing on reading more than a word or two at a time. After using the oils for a week he was reading paragraphs fluently! He still wasn't showing good comprehension of those passages but the progress was startling. He was also much more in control of himself.

Now it has been two months, his mom has added the Raindrop oils on his feet at night as well as Peace & Calming, Lavender and Trauma Life. He is now showing comprehension in what he reads! J is homeschooled and we are rethinking what curriculum would suit him best because he's making such great strides and showing what he knows!

When I first started working with J, if I asked him to do something new or unexpected, he would have a pretty big tantrum over it. Today when I worked with him he yelled for a few seconds but I was able to reason with him. I told him "I know you want to do it the right way, we don't have to do it the same way each time, and it's ok to do it this way today." He was able to accept that, calm down and move on. His rigidity is melting as well as his self stimulating behavior. He used to have an odd need to get up and touch the wall during our sessions- this has disappeared!

The most exciting development in J's skills has been his language. He still uses echolalia and repeats a lot of favorite phrases but he has started talking about people, places and things he does. For example, after the grocery store the other day he told his mom about "the lady with the brown skin" who they talked to. He is showing more language comprehension by finishing sentences given to him such as "I wear a hat on my ____."

It is amazing and miraculous to see J slowly come out of his autistic world and into ours. I am honored to be a part of his life and see how the oils and educational materials are helping him learn and grow.

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