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) The power of a social story
Priming, forewarning, preparing: We began reviewing a social story with toileting expectations with a client, one week before intense potty training. Previously this client was not willing to sit on the toilet. Day one, intense toilet training, he engaged in play so nicely we were nervous to interrupt the play with the demand to go to the toilet, so the CTM asked him to read his social story to me. He read the title page aloud, stood up, and went straight to the toilet – with no issues sitting on it! This was so great to see! – BCBA, AHSS
2) Sarcasm & Sleepovers
I had a new client, age 14, who needed to work on social skills and how to make or maintain friendships. He now independently walks over to friends’ houses and asks them to hang out. He recently got a new iPhone, and parents report that he is texting appropriately and using sarcasm with his friends. He even had his first ever group sleepover the other day and stayed up until 2am! –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!