A couple of years ago, when Zac was visiting a restaurant with his family, he was mesmerized by a bubble wall there. Looking at his awe and excitement with the bright appendage and decided to get one fixed at their home in Derbyshire, UK. Two years later, the usually non-verbal autistic boy has started speaking – thanks to the bubble wall.
Zac was diagnosed with autism and general developmental delays a few days before he turned three. His mother Chrissie Render still remembers the restaurant visit a few days after the diagnosis, and the calm, soothing effect of the wall on her son. As it was not very cheap equipment, she approached NGO Children Today for help. Soon, the bubble wall was installed in the Redner’s kitchen.
Chrissie told BBC, that her now five-year-old son was so happy when the wall reached their house that he was jumping with excitement. The usually non-verbal kid started shouting out the names of the changing colors of the bubbles as they rose within the glass compartments. He usually communicates through picture cards. Since the installation of the sensory equipment, Zac has also been sleeping well.