Jack Riley is now requesting what he wants which is now beginning to prove difficult for his parents, since they are suppose to reinforce each request.
After three months of ABA therapy with Jack Riley I sit down with his parents, Cheryl and Mike, to discuss how therapy has impacted their lives and their perception of autism.
Love and humor is the glue that binds Mike, Cheryl and Jack Riley. In part 15 we see their unique family dynamic as well as Jack Riley making spontaneous eye contact with his therapist Jessica.
Last week we saw Jack Riley begin to tackle self feeding. In part 13 we see him feed himself with no trouble. Each new skill acquired is a victory, but there are still many more to learn. Language to express oneself is especially important, and in this episode we see why.
Jack Riley has been doing ABA therapy now for 8 weeks. He isn’t the only one learning though during these sessions. Today we see Jack Riley’s Senior therapist Jessica, give Dad a few pointers to get his son to be more verbal.