Here's another testimonial from a mother with ADD child. We love hearing how our products help people live happier healthier lives. If you have a story you'd like to share please let us know!
I had written to you awhile back about my daughter, Olivia, who is in 6th grade and has ADD. She has had a David Pal for several years but our problem had always been consistency with using it. It became especially hard this year when she started middle school and had to get up earlier to go to school. Olivia is twice exceptional so she is gifted but struggles with some things.
She had been failing math for the past two 9 week terms in school. I was really concerned and was all set to switch her to the special ed math class. I was even considering putting her on medication, something I have always tried to avoid, but decided I just needed to increase her use of the light and sound machine before resorting to medication. You suggested that I put her light and sound machine on her a half an hour before she wakes up in the morning. I have been doing this for over a month now.
I just got back from Olivia's IEP meeting to switch her into the special ed math class when I was told that Olivia now has a "B" in her regular ed math class and her teacher felt like something has "clicked" with her recently and she is now "getting it." I was stunned! I am so happy and so proud of her! Her gifted language arts teacher also said that she has "good organizational skills" in class and that she is able to find her assignments in her binder and keep it organized. This also shocked me because Olivia, like most people with ADD/ADHD, really struggles with planning and organization. I asked her language arts teacher if this has been the case all year, or if she has seen an improvement recently. She said that she has seen more of an improvement with this recently, which I also attribute to the increased use of her David PAL.
I am so extremely grateful to have something that helps my daughter with her ADD and do not have to worry about the side effects of medication. Olivia is tiny and has the appetite of a bird to begin with and the last thing I want to do is put her on a stimulant medication. My gut has always told me that medication for my daughter's ADD was not the way to go.
I did a lot of research before I had Olivia start AVE because she's my kid and I'm not about to take any chances with her. All of the research shows that it works and my daughter is living proof. So again, I cannot thank you enough for this amazing product and just wanted you to know that it has made all the difference in the world to my daughter and our family.
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