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AHSS Progress Pieces – Clear Communication

After patience, time, the right approach, progress pieces square logo.pngand 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) Asserting Himself 

A young adult who is learning to use his augmentative communication device independently responded to a choice with no prompt. No swing. No trampoline. He wanted to be left alone and used his communication device instead of his behavior to assert his wants. Tera W.

2) Finding her Voice

My three-year-old client was nonverbal when we started, and today she said three short sentences in a row. She said:

“I need Mom.”
“I am cold.”
“Mom, come downstairs please!”  

Sierra M. 

7.13.17 little girl cropped with logo.jpg3) Victory in Vocal Skills

My other kiddo is showing his family, teachers, and AHSS staff some of his newly discovered vocal skills that include saying simple things like “Hi” and “Bye” at appropriate times.  –Marie W. 


3) Getting Results

I just started working with a new child who has significant impairments in communication, leisure, and socialization. One hour into his first session he sat on my lap, rubbed my back, spontaneously imitated the CTM, and only cried for one minute when his iPad was removed by parents (according to mom, he usually cries for 20-30 minutes after the iPad is removed).  –Katie N. 

**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!

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