We have a high functioning kiddo in at one of our centers who didn’t realize the importance of having a filter about the appearance of others.  One day he was in the grocery store with his mom when he noticed someone larger than he was and blurted out how “big” the guy was.  Mom came to us retelling this occurrence.  In his upcoming sessions our Denver region worked on recognizing things that are and are not appropriate things to say about others.  The next week while at school this kiddo noticed some of his peers bullying a little girl in his class calling her fat.  He bravely walked up to this group of kids and stood up for her, telling his peers “that’s not nice!”.  We are so proud of his courage and kindness!

Anonymous

When we found out our 2.5 yr old had Autism Spectrum Disorder, it was a little overwhelming and emotional. Then we met our BCBA from Therapy and Beyond and our daily therapist after that…and things got easier. It was amazing to see the growth in my daughter, truly, with our almost daily ABA time. Not only that, I was floored by how caring and supportive those in the company were of her and of my family. Truly, they want what is best and I have always felt welcomed and apart of the process with my daughter. We even incorporated specific time for her to work on relating to her sister, which was much needed for our family. I see them care deeply and able to competently support my family and my child in the process.

Parent

We have a patient in one of our centers with whom we have been building an appropriate replacement behavior of folded hands to help reduce less appropriate behaviors. We want to make sure there are as few barriers to learning and socialization as possible! We have consistently needed to use a verbal and gestural prompt of “Fold your hands”…until this week! When the patient began to engage in the problem behavior, they self-corrected and said, “Fold your hands” 100% on their own! Go team Therapy & Beyond!!

Team Member

We have a patient hat has a very difficult time with eating. When he first started services he would not eat his provided meals, would only eat a few preferred snacks intermittently, and would refuse to come to the table. His parents could not get him to eat breakfast in the morning before coming to therapy. A feeding protocol was established during his therapy sessions and we systematically got him to sit and eat lunch at the table during lunch and snack times. This patient recently started in-home services and the meal program was implemented during sessions in the home. Within a month, he took his first independent bite at home at the dining table. We taught mom to replicate the procedure and now he is reliably taking bites at the table with edible and tangible reinforcement.

Team Member

We have a patient that is non-vocal verbal and relies on his device to communicate.  Unfortunately, it appeared to family members and therapists that what he/she was selecting on his device was not always what he/she was motivated for.  Also, he/she would select icons without even attending to the device.  To help, we presented preferred items and activities close to the patient and if he/she grabbed for the item showing interest we would then present the device and prompt him/her to select the correct item.  The item was then given to him/her immediately.  After 2 weeks, this patient is now independently selecting items that he/she is motivated and actually attending to the device.  He/She is now paying a lot of attention to the device and activities that he/she is engaging in.  Family members and therapists can see that he/she is  smiling more and attending closely to the environment around him/her.  It is amazing how functional communication can really boost a person’s quality of life.  Way to go Team Therapy and Beyond!  It’s so great to be part of an organization that makes such a positive impact on patients and their families.

Team Member

I just want to send thanks to you and your team! A few years ago I can recall all of us teaching E the “act” of trick or treating. This year, he was just like any other kid. Communicating, following social cues and saying thank you! He’s come a long way!

One of Our Precious Moms