Monday, May 17, 2010
The dedicated classroom has everything in it to facilitate learning and exploring. Games, and especially, books, are in a multitude of book cases. The ABA Therapists could operate in full comfort. We had installed a color video and sound camera transmitter so we could see our son grow, but more importantly, we could learn all the techniques used. It was our training too. I am so grateful for their help. My wife always kept the classroom fully stocked with new books and games.
Alex early in his ABA therapy. We had installed a color video and audio camera. It transmitted wirelessly to one of our downstairs TVs (the system cost but $60.00 online). We could watch and learn the same techniques. Continuity of the program was essential not only for the therapists, but for the parents also. Firm and gentle guidance typified the program. Alex loved the encouragement he received. He loved hugs and the small rewards gotten for a job well done.
The therapists knew of, and, encouraged the use of such monitoring equipment. They knew parents are both worried and curious. This is also a prime learning opportunity for the parents. Nothing teaches so well as a technique or system demonstrated. Alex learned to love his time spent learning from his teachers. He has fond feelings for them to this day. We were so fortunate to have had such a great crew of dedicated people.