Saturday, July 13, 2013

ABA...Easy as 123?

I'm very happy to say that Boog is doing very well. We've started some new therapy, applied behavior analysis, or ABA. Here's a little explanation:

"Behavior analysis focuses on the principles that explain how learning takes place. Positive reinforcement is one such principle. When a behavior is followed by some sort of reward, the behavior is more likely to be repeated. Through decades of research, the field of behavior analysis has developed many techniques for increasing useful behaviors and reducing those that may cause harm or interfere with learning."

Basically, it's getting Boog to understand more, follow commands with less prompting, and hopefully keep progressing in many areas (including speech). He LOVES his therapist. It helps that she's a very very super cute young female. Boog loves pretty girls :) It wouldn't surprise me if I found out he was doing so well just BECAUSE she's super cute. That's my boy!

I'm so thankful to have the opportunity to have him at this new therapy and so excited for the next school year :)

Always appreciate those people who help you help someone you love. Without a few family members, the school staff, and a small number of friends we couldn't have made the progress we have. I will never forget the people that try and make the difficult times better...not the ones that just appear when everything is peachy :)

-Boog's Mom