Jack Riley has now had 6 months of ABA therapy. When he first started working with CARD he was non-verbal. Now he labels, tacts, and has a vocabulary that is constantly increasing.
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.