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on 10 July 2011
I took this book out of the library some 3 years ago, to eliminate the kind of Learning Difficulties Robin was writing about. Unfortunately/luckily, I was unable to do that, as my son who was 6 at the time, fit the descriptions in the book in so many different ways (he was put on the SEN register in Reception). The upshot being we went to see Robin, he is a warm, charming, caring man who was very kind to my son whilst he assessed him and throughout the various treatments we have had over the last three years. Robin said he had Dyspraxia, Secondary Dyslexia (convergence difficulties) and ADD.
I rate Robins methods very highly, but I would recommend children have a hearing test (qualified audiologist)and an eye test (by a qualified opthalmologist) who can double check convergence plus short/long sightedness as well.- Thats what the specialist SEN teachers recommend.
We follow Robin's diet together with Patrick Holford's recommendations and my little boy is very much improved.
We recently however, saw an NHS Peadiatrician after about 6 months of waiting and she told us she did not believe childrens behaviour was effected by their diet or nutrition. She did go on to say 2 of her own children were currently on medication for ADHD.
This is all about choice, yes it costs money, but for me I can safely say Robin was our 'Life Saver' and I thank him for that.
Remember however, Robin should help with children 'already diagnosed with' SEN by an Ed Pych (as his diagnosis is not recognised by LEA's) - yeah right where's that budget then in regular schools? The most I got from the Peadiatrician (lovely lady that she was) above, was a recommendation for a private Ed Pych at Aston Univercity - so much for free education and health care then huh? That's why we need Robin - As my mum always says, you get what you pay for! Thanks Robin.
P.S. Was Robin a dingbat for allowing his title to be Dr on the cover of the book - yes, but we all make mistakes, that's what makes us human.