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Updates and a new Amazon Storefront!

The last few months have been just full of busyness!   Jack is improving on his reading comprehension and seems to enjoy reading more. He’s a whiz at math and has made a B or better on all of his math papers. Ben continues to do wonderfully with ABA Therapy. He’s mastering goals and continues […]

ABA therapy helped Ben find his voice.

Ben started going to ABA Therapy in early May of this year. I never expected so much progress in such a short amount of time. Ben has started to say words and use partial word sounds to indicate words. I walked into therapy a little early a few weeks ago to use the restroom. As […]

Ben’s ABA Therapy – Day 6

Goals: Asking for items Fine Motor Immitation Lace String Buckle Belt Sorting objects by similar shape Responding to name with eye contact Tutor’s Comments: ” We were able to work a lot today! Ben did really well with sorting items by shape. He scored a 74% overall…”

Ben’s ABA Therapy Report – Day 2.

The goals for today were the same as yesterday, although they added “transitioning to different rooms in the building”. 🙂 Tutor’s comments: “We had another great day! We worked on asking for items the majority of the time. We are using “moo” for movie, and he is doing better with it. He asked for movie […]

Ben’s ABA Therapy Report: Day 1

  What they’re working on: Asking for items vocally Responding to name/eye contact Echoing tutor’s vocal sounds Visually tracking items Notes: “Ben did really well today! We worked on asking for items vocally.  We are having him say “Pah” for iPad and he asked for it 9 times independently! We also worked on responding to […]

Goals for 2017

Read more. – I really enjoy reading. I read a lot of non-fiction, and strive to learn more too, so reading is a must. 🙂 Get Ben settled into therapy. – I’ve sort of got the fall rolling on this one…I’m waiting for pre-approval from insurance before he can start therapy. Pay down medical debt. […]

Things Ben Likes: Autism and Gift Giving 2016/2017

Ben is our wonderful seven year old boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Ben is active, curious, and full of energy. He is also nonverbal. We aren’t able to just ask him what he wants for his Christmas, or even his birthday. Here is a list of things that he received for Christmas/his birthday (they’re a […]

Traveling with a Toddler!

We just returned from our week long Thanksgiving break vacation. We, of course, traveled with our children (ages 8, 6, 4 and nearly 2). I thought traveling with our toddler Adeline was going to be a bit tough. Here are some things that I did to make the trip a bit easier and her (and […]