Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Understanding Change in Behaviour

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Understanding Change in Behaviour

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CARING mother-of-two Cheryl Jordison saw her son Nathan turn from being a loving boy into a distant child - and she knew instantly all was not well.

The six-year-old became aggressive and withdrawn and she found it difficult to get the help Nathan desperately needed. The pressure was a huge strain on the family, but in August 2005 Nathan was diagnosed with autism and now, two years on, they feel like they are getting their little boy back. Cheryl, 32, says: "He went from being a loving little boy, happy and chatty, to not making eye contact, stopping talking and not paying any attention to what was going on around him. "He was also very aggressive when going into crowded spaces. There is only 21 months between his sister Robyn and Nathan, and she was talking for him, which was strange. "Nathan didn't sleep and he was getting night terrors.

"When he was diagnosed it was a very long and distressing process and a hard time for the whole family. It was like a grieving process. …

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