YOUNG Ethan Brunt – who couldn’t read, write, or even talk for almost four years – continues to make incredible progress.
The seven-year-old’s story was featured in the Solihull News last year, and drew a lot of interest from our readers. Twelve months on, and we’re pleased to report that his learning support has been reduced and he’s showing a special talent for maths.
It was an anxious few years for the family – who did not know the cause of Ethan’s difficulties. But they were sure that there was something wrong, because the youngster still hadn’t uttered a word when he started nursery.
But the patience of staff at Greswold School has paid dividends and today the little boy is brimming with confidence.
His grateful mum Sarah said: “It’s amazing how well he’s progressed. His ability today is what you would expect from any child of his age and I just want to thank Greswold School and the people who have taught him on a one-to-one basis.
“We still don’t know why he struggled to begin with – the only thing we can think is that it was something to do with his birth – because it was a difficult one. But it’s the progress he’s made now which is most important and it’s the best feeling in the world.”
A mix of learning support, speech therapy and extra tuition helped bring about Ethan’s remarkable progress.