Meet Susan M.

Susan M., 9

“Susan es un pedacito del cielo,” dice su madre, Mónica. “Ella a significado un cambio muy positivo para nosotros.”

 

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Susan, de 9 años de edad, recibió su diagnóstico de autismo cuando tenía dos añitos. Mónica y su esposo Roberto notaron cambios, en el comportamiento de la niña. “Su mirada ya no tenía brillo, siempre lloraba y se veía infeliz”, dice Mónica; ella empezó a buscar información en el internet y se dio cuenta de que las síntomas correspondían al autismo. El pediatra recomendó que le hicieran una evaluación a Susan y semanas después, los padres confirmaron sus sospechas.

“He dedicado todo mi tiempo a conseguir información para ayudar a mi hija,” dice Mónica tras el diagnóstico.

Un día típico para Susan, consiste en recibir terapia ocupacional, del habla, física, y Análisis de Comportamiento Aplicado. Con todo eso, su apretada agenda no le impide participar en baloncesto, su deporte favorito.

Susan ha podido relacionarse con otros niños y ya tiene su grupito de amigos. Eso la hace feliz.

"Susan is a bit of heaven," says her mother, Monica. "She has made a very positive change in all our lives."

Nine-year-old Susan was diagnosed with autism at the tender age of two. Monica and her husband Roberto noticed sudden changes in the their daughter’s behavior. "She lost the sparkle in her eyes, she was always crying and was very unhappy," says Monica.

After searching for information on the internet, Monica realized that all the symptoms corresponded to autism. Susan’s pediatrician recommended that she receive a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, and weeks later her parents’ suspicions were confirmed.

“I have dedicated all my time and effort searching for information so I can help my daughter,” says Monica.

After the diagnosis, Susan began occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis. Today, Susan’s busy schedule does not get in the way of doing what she loves best: participating in her favorite sport of basketball.

Having made great progress, Susan now interacts with other children and already has her own group of friends. That is what truly makes her happy.

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