We first came to Dr. Sharieff's office to begin sensory learning for our son, who was 3 at the time with autism. Before we started the therapy, he was so hyperactive I couldn't take him out without a kid leash, he had non-conversational speech, and his sensory sensitivities were so bad he couldn't even stand to have food in his mouth.
After the third day, my husband asked our son, 'Hi! How are you?" Our son turned around and said, "Hi Daddy! I'm fine, how are you?" Both of us stood there in shock- it was the first time our son had ever responded to this question without just repeating the question we asked him. After the 5th day, he started singing along to songs in the car, and we noticed a big improvement in his awareness. Even his speech and occupational therapists couldn't believe how calm and at moment he was becoming.