Success Stories...

Communication

Helped a 4 year old child who would engage in self injurious behaviors to make requests because he didn’t have a safer form of communication. Taught him how to make requests for things like asking for food, requesting a break, going to the bathroom, etc. by using picture cards. Through data collected during therapy, we were able to see that using the picture cards as a safer form of communication decreased his self injurious behavior.

Independence

Helped a teenager increase their independence so they could successfully transition to a day program after high school. This included working on activities of daily living (e.g., eating, bathing, getting dressed, toileting, transferring, and continence), and building key communication and social skills so they could independently navigate their environments.

Safety

Helped a child who was biting and mouthing things (including things that were not sanitary) by giving them safer ways to get her sensory needs met (like using discrete chew jewelry vs biting others or chewing on stuff in the playground).

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Helped kids make connections through our social skills groups that blossomed into playdates and friendships.
Increased a child’s tolerance for foods so they could consume a larger variety of healthier foods.
Taught a child how to eat independently so they could join their peers at lunch.
Teaching vital pre academic skills (e.g., transitioning, attending to a task, communicating their needs appropriately and safely, asking for help, sitting at a desk) so the child could enter a classroom of their peers and be successful.
Helped a child appropriately ask for personal space and breaks, instead of hitting or biting, which helped build better relationships with their siblings.
Worked with a family to help teach their 5-year-old to request the bathroom before accidents happen. It was a potty-training success! After a couple weeks he now makes the request with different people and in new environments. Accidents are a thing of the past.
A client that started services about a month ago has shown tremendous progress. When she started services, she was wearing a pull-up. The client now wears underwear and independently requests to use the bathroom in the clinic. Mom has worked collaboratively with us and the client is also able to wear underwear at home and remains dry! Mom has also reported fewer instances of screaming and dropping to the floor. There has been an increase in compliance with routines in the home and they are seeing the benefits of therapy in a very a short time.
During the COVID-19 pandemic there has been an increase in parent involvement and participation in therapy appointments via telehealth as well as participation during in-home therapy. This has greatly benefited clients and caregivers alike and has created positive change in client outcomes. Skill generalization is occurring across all skill areas across all age ranges! This has been a stressful time for parents, clients, and staff but it has also shown how adaptable and determined our staff and the families we serve are at transforming lives!
Recently we began services for a family and within the first 2-3 weeks they were already seeing progress with their children! The family saw more meaningful interactions between siblings, with the older sibling imitating adults to try and get the younger sibling to talk. The family also saw an increase in vocal communication with the younger sibling, which had previously been very inconsistent. ABA can be a huge commitment for families, but within a few short weeks, this family has seen many gains and they are excited to continue with services and see what other progress they can achieve. This was especially exciting for me to hear this feedback from the parents because these kiddos were supposed to be in clinic, but due to COVID we moved sessions in home, but they are still making great progress in a short time!
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