Gavin has always had a hard time at school Christmas concerts. Typically he can stay calm in the range of seconds to minutes in that setting. He has never actually performed at a concert. We normally have to leave because his anxiety is too great. One year we forced him to stay for 20 minutes so that we could watch his brother. During that time he yelled and swore at everyone around us.
This year was different. His class was performing last. He sat through the entire concert calmly and quietly. When it was his class’ turn, he was able to join them on stage. And he sang. And the whole time, he was tapping out the metronome beat on his leg. This is the first big change that we have seen since beginning work with Thrive Academy. He had 8 home sessions with Interactive Metronome before this concert. We are curious to see what other changes we will see as we continue to work through his program.
Jessica – Mother of Gavin, age 10