How applied behaviour analysis helped my daughter's autism
When interior designer Tracy Holliday was told that her daughter Freya was autistic, she wasn't surprised.
What did astound her was the lack of support available for her child. "Freya, who has a twin Chloe, was different from the start," recalls Tracy, 43. "She was difficult to settle and found it hard to sleep."
However it wasnít until she was about 16 months old that Tracy really started to worry. By then Chloe was walking and starting to talk but Freya, now four, was failing to meet her milestones. She didnít make eye contact or show any interest in her toys.
Freya suffered from glue ear and severe reflux and Tracy hoped it was her physical problems that were holding her back. "Deep down though I knew she had autism," she says.
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- 22nd July 2014
- Daily Express