After patience, time, the right approach, and a lot of hard work, there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a child empowered by real progress.
All of the small victories accomplished along the way are pieces of the bigger puzzle, and that got us thinking, Why not celebrate and share those progress pieces too? So that’s exactly what we’re doing!
And it’s not just our kiddos who are empowered with progress – our team members feel the benefits personally & professionally!
1) Rapid results
My one kiddo is learning how to eat independently. The other day, after we faded prompts within session, he picked up the spoon, got some yogurt and ate it by himself! All this progress in 20 minutes! – Katie N.
2) Try it & like it
I have been with one of my clients for over 3 years now. When I started working with her, she had an extremely limited food repertoire (goldfish and apple sauce). She would engage in problem behaviors any time a non preferred food was presented. She is now trying almost everything presented to her at school during snack and lunch… even foods that are non-preferred! Yesterday she ate blueberry yogurt for snack! She has increased her food repertoire drastically and we have also been able to generalize this in-home with mom and dad! –Bridgette H.
3) Ask & you shall receive
With another client of mine, we’ve been working on labeling places in the community & one of our targets was grocery store. Well, one day at home with mom, he was upset and she couldn’t figure out what he wanted. Finally he said “grocery store” and went to get his shoes! He wanted to go to the grocery store to get cookies! –Taragene M.
**These statements (solicited from AHSS staff) represent a quick snapshot of a moment in time. Each child with autism is unique and on their own journey. Your child’s journey will be different than any other child’s, including those depicted here. If you would like more information on the progress possible for your child, please call 844-AHSS-ABA.
Every week we’ll share progress pieces from our team. We invite you to share yours as well & embrace the positivity!