“I have played the new autism track to Lincoln each day now for 7 days. I stopped playing the previous autism track. I had intended on giving feedback between days 3 and 5, as suggested, but things went a little haywire, so I needed some time to get my head around it."
"At the beginning of the seven days, Lincoln’s hyperactivity at home went through the ceiling and his ability to listen and focus on conversations declined. His defiance also increased to extraordinarily challenging levels. He is resistant to listening to the new track but we persist daily."
"The first week that we listened to the original autism track also presented some challenges (not quite as great as this time), so I had expected something. The energy of the new track I think is stronger, hence the new challenges. He is at a point now where these challenges are starting to subside, so I am expecting that he will continue to settle over the coming week, if anything like the first track."
"On the positive side, he has transitioned into his new class incredibly well. His concentration, manners and behavior at school are really fabulous overall and he is coming home and sharing what he is learning. He is now confidently saying “Hello” and “Good Afternoon” to his friends and teachers, which used to cause huge anxiety and behavioral challenges - he is even calling out and waving to friends who aren’t in his new class!"
"Another incredible thing happened on the weekend as well - we had a family gathering to attend with about 18 people. This usually causes anxiety and he will fight to avoid entering the premises or will try to hide and avoid anyone talking to him. On Sunday, I expected the same, but he happily walked into the center of all the people, introduced myself and his brother and made himself the center of attention. Suddenly he is a social butterfly in large social scenarios and not just one-on-one. It seems that we have had another cognitive leap since beginning listening to the new audio recording."