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) “Because of ABA!”
I received an email from a parent with the subject “had to share”. Her son had been upset and was able to quickly calm himself down. When she asked him how he was able to do this, he said, “Because of ABA!!!” Always great to hear a kiddo is generalizing the strategies we are working on during session! –Laurie P.
2) Progress, progress, progress!
My team and I have been working with a little guy since mid August who, when we met him, was only able to echo a few words. Since we began working with him, he is now pulling parents to what he wants and manding spontaneously across settings. In session this week, when the CTM pulled out his favorite book he said, “It’s a book–let’s read it!” When we initially met him, he would get very upset when prompted to sit at the table (parents report previous ABA experience with another company didn’t go so well). But he is now sitting at the table on average 10 minutes duration!. -BCBA, AHSS
2) Communicating Calmly
I have a 14-year-old, partially-verbal client that would display high levels of aggression to communicate with her family and would engage in SIB (self-injurious behavior) when her requests were not understood. In the first 6 weeks of ABA therapy, her aggression towards others and towards herself decreased by 90% and she has developed the ability to communicate appropriately without aggression. -Ashley 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.
We love sharing progress pieces from our team! We invite you to share yours as well & embrace the positivity!