Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Barbers Were a Cut above with My Son

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Barbers Were a Cut above with My Son

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A MUM has praised staff at a barbers shop after they comforted her son, who has special needs, after he had a 'meltdown' while having a haircut.

Paula Davies took six-year-old son George Harland-Davies to Dave's Crop Shop in Wythenshawe, but was concerned he would not be able to cope. The youngster has a sensory processing disorder, which means he can be oversensitive to loud noises.

George, a pupil at Crossacres Primary School in Wythenshawe, is also thought to be on the autistic spectrum, but is too young for a full diagnosis.

Paula researched barbers online before deciding on Dave's Crop Shop.

The haircut was going well until George became agitated by the sound of the hair clippers.

Shop owner David Walker entertained the schoolboy by letting him play on his phone, while barber Tariq Jedhi continued the cut.

Paula, 46, said she was amazed by the pair's patience.

She told the M.E.N.: "I thought it was going really well, but George was getting quite agitated, it is quite a busy shop. …

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