Boy now in full inclusion regular ed class

John, it was so nice to hear from you yesterday. R. is doing really well these days. It’s been 5 months since you saw R. and I can’t wait for you to see him next time because you’ll be amazed with all the things he says these days. He is still on the two remedies that you prescribed to him.
I am certain that homeopathy played a big part on R.’s progress. He started taking homeopathy since 2/24/07. Just two days after he took the first remedy I noticed a change in his behavior. He used to have tantrums every morning when I took him to the car because he would get upset that his shoes got wet from walking on the lawn. The first thing he would ask me to do is “wipe my shoes”. After I wiped his shoes he would still get mad because he can still see the water stain on his shoes and he would proceed to kick the back of my seat while I was driving him to school. It was something that I had to put up with every morning and I just learned to ignore it as best as I can. When he didn’t display this behavior on the second day after he took the first remedy you can imagine how AMAZED I was. I was positive that it was the remedy doing the trick because I didn’t do anything different. Then later that evening I gave him a bath and washed his hair, again no complain about getting his hair wet, which was a torturous experience in the past. He used to cry and tried to get away from the bathtub whenever I washed his hair. I was very happy to see this change in his behavior. I also noticed quicker response when I asked him questions. His teacher also told me that he was talking more and more aware of what was happening in class.
My skeptical husband didn’t want to believe R.’s improvements had anything to do with homeopathy, so I took R. off the remedy for 9 days and his crying during hair wash and complaint about his shoes getting wet all came back. Once I put him back on the remedy, this behavior immediately stopped. Now I’ve learned that when he complains about hair wash or shoes getting wet, it’s time to increase the dosage of the remedy.
Around June 2005, John gave R. another remedy. We continued to see improvements. The key to making homeopathy work is detailed documentation of changes in your child after he/she starts taking the remedy, and then share those details with your homeopath to see how to adjust the dosage to maximize its benefits.
R. is in Kindergarten now and in a full inclusion regular ed class. He is doing regular curriculum (nothing is modified for him). He does have an aide because he still needs someone to keep him on task. But I am amazed with the progress he’s made this year. On both of his report cards he got 3’s (Proficient: demonstrates consistent performance of grade level knowledge) on everything except for writing where he got 2+. This is wonderful considering that the school district had so much doubt in him that they only agreed to 60% regular ed/40% special day class in the beginning of the year. R. has been in the regular class 90% of the time since Oct ’07. The special ed director said R. self elect to be in regular ed. Even R.’s private speech therapist told me recently that she didn’t approve of me pushing for full inclusion for R. because she has never seen it work. But she said R. is a surprise for her because he is able to learn the curriculum and she felt that perhaps his speech increased and is more spontaneous because he’s with typical kids all day. I know that homeopathy and acupuncture play a big part on his improvements.
Another welcoming change lately is R. no longer bothers us on weekend mornings (he used to come to our bed as soon as he wakes up) because now he plays with his brother. They would do pretend play like make sandwiches or launch their spaceship.
Last but not least, I want to end our story with something funny that R. said to his aide. R. has alergy this week and his nose was runny. He said to his aide on Monday “Go away Rosie, my nose is runny, I don’t want you to get sick”.
Mrs. J.S., Alameda, CA May, 2008