Monday, June 11, 2012

It has been over six weeks now since Sebastian started having ABA sessions at home. We have amazing team of volunteers: Shaza, Hue, Jaclyn, Leah, Vennesa and Daniel.  Donna Chaney is our most qualified psychologist with decades of experience of working with autistic children who is designing programs and supervising our team. Donna is not only Behavioural Institute professional. Vennesa is working there too and in the future she will take charge of the tasks Donna is doing now. Sebastian is a very lucky boy!

We got the finest group of people you can ever meet. All of them are smart, gentle and enthusiastic. Things are going surprisingly well. Sebastian is improving with each session. Each session is an exiting event. Sebastian is inventing new strategies to get the biggest amount of reinforcers for the least amount of "work", it is endearing to watch indeed, but we are staying ahead of him and i that short time his requesting, washing and drying hands, and brushing teeth has improved already. Another noticeable thing is that Sebastian seems to have better eye contact, his attention and problem solving improved too. That does not always work to my advantage because he is figuring out how to do things i would rather have him not do :)
Jaclyn and Sebastian during one of the first sessions.

Inka is always big part of the picture trying to help with whatever is going on :)