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IN People ON 31 Jan, 2016
There are certain things in life which don't seem to work out at first, but by the end of the day, there is always a way out. Coco Bradford seems to find hers.
This little girl of 6 started talking at the age of two and gradually stopped speaking, making any eye contact or any other sort of communication. With the help of Applied Behavioural Analysis therapy, Coco finally spoke her first words, making the most innocent request, i.e., asking for more toast.
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This is Coco. She's six years old and autistic. After she started to speak by the age of 2, she gradually stopped, and after three years of silence, she finally spoke up.
Her mother Rachel Bradford recalls, "It was a really magical moment – it was the first thing she has said in three years."
The Bradford family consists of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford along with their five children Elle, 23, Bianca, 29, Chelsea, 26, Oakley, 9 and Coco, 6. It has been a hard time for their family.
"Coco was talking at 26 months but did not get to more than two-word sentences," Mrs. Bradford said.But her talking just faded away, and she stopped responding to her name or making any eye contact.
"You could tell she was just so frustrated. We tried a speech therapist but the last two years have been horrendous.You could tell angry she was becoming with herself," she further added.
Her mother continues, She looked so pleased with herself and was jumping up and down and just kept saying, ''I want more toast.''
This was all possible because of the fundraising campaign carried out for Coco through which they were able to raise £20,000.
Her therapy began in September 2015, and the speed of her recovery has shocked everyone.
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