What happened was that when they were about one and a half, they were seemingly absolutely fine, normal, healthy children, who were developing a few words in the normal way of a child. Then in the next three months I think the best word to use is like they disappeared. They stopped making any noises at all. And they went very, very quiet, and when I used to visit, and I was probably there two or three times a week at least. There were often, the television was on, and maybe the Teletubbies was on. It was quite startling really, because when I got there, my older grandchild would always have sort of heard me coming. She would have been, even at nine months she’d have been crawling to the door, she’d have been looking in my handbag for the chocolate buttons or something. But the boys were never like that. They never came. They would just be sort of sitting or popping about.
And if the television was on, particularly the Teletubbies, you could go in and you’d be saying, “Hello, hello, here’s Granny.” And, and in order to get any response you had to actually get right in between them and the television. And the response you got was actually they pushed your head out of the way. And I have to say that’s one of the things I really found the most upsetting. It was quite a, it just seemed such a strange kind of behaviour. And I suppose it was when that had got sort of around the Christmas time sort of when they were, just before they were sort of three months off being two. And it was just after that that I can remember my daughter, well I can remember thinking I’m going to have to talk about this, and then in fact my daughter said, to me that they were really worried about their talking. And she went to see her health visitor very shortly after that and then referrals were made.