Before we met Lou, Chaim was unable to tolerate touch.
He was very averse to anyone touching his feet, hands and head and this was really
difficult when trying to work with him. In addition, Chaim was unable to pull himself up on his knees,
crouch down to pick up a toy,side step while holding on, use his left hands, put two hands close together,
pick up a toy with his left hand. Chaim was unable to tolerate more than 10 minutes of a lesson.
He would scream and cry and we would desperately try to distract him with singing and toys.
The transformation Chaim has made since we met Lou is unbelievable.
I now have the leisure of dropping Chaim off at Lou for an hour lesson, two to four times a week!!
Chaim waves goodbye and jumps into Lou’s arms with the biggest smile!
This hour is sometimes my most relaxing time of the day!
Since we started working with Lou, Chaim has learned to stand up by himself while holding on.
He can take steps while holding on and has started using a walker! Chaim now transfers toys from
one hand to the other and has even attempted to take a step by himself with no hands!!
Chaim’s posture and tone has improved dramatically. What once was a child with no control
over his limbs, he now organizes himself in a calm, purposeful way.
He has become aware of his senses and his hand eye coordination has reached new heights.
After 3 years of feeding Chaim, he can now use a spoon and feed himself. His vision and tracking is
so much better than it was and he seems more curious about the world around him.
These life transformations since he has met Lou has been noticed by our
family and friends. My husband and I are non-profit coordinators for the Jewish Community in
Southern Marin. We entertain constantly and are in touch with hundreds of people. Each acquaintance
looks at Chaim each week and is happily impressed, surprised and in awe at the new milestones he reaches daily.
Lou is one of those few people who dream the dreams of parents of special children.
She reaches for the stars, hand in hand with our little ones.
She is a real friend with a heart that sees potential and reaches it.
Rabbi Hillel and Chana Scop