Wilson, who is 7 and lives in Brighton, is a pupil at Chailey Heritage School. He is a very energetic and happy young boy with an infectious giggle who enjoys listening to pop music and singing.
Wilson has Cerebral Palsy, epilepsy, dystonia and hypotonia causing strong muscle spasms in his arms and legs and he is registered blind. Daily medication is part of Wilson’s life. He needs it to improve his muscle tone, help him to sleep and to control his epilepsy.
Wilson uses sounds and body language to express himself and can now respond to questions about whether he is hungry, needs a drink or is uncomfortable. When he is very pleased, a clear “YEAH!” makes everyone smile.
Wilson mainly relies on his wheelchair to get around and, with the help of specialist therapists and teaching staff, he is exploring switches for powered wheelchair driving.
Physical skills are important to Wilson and he enjoys his hippotherapy riding sessions and spending time cycling on his special trike. He has also made great progress using his new walker; his beaming smile made his parents so proud when he walked down the aisle at their wedding.
“Wilson’s communication and comprehension have come on amazingly since starting at Chailey Heritage School and I can now understand all of his needs.”
Zoe, Wilson’s Mum