CR's Mom

When our little boy received an autism diagnosis at two-and-a-half years old, our family was shattered. We, like all parents who hear such a dire prediction about their child’s future, tried to navigate our way through the many channels of support. It’s not easy to determine the best approach. Everyone has an opinion. Everything is confusing. No one knows your child’s potential.   No one, that is, except Tracy Vail and her team at Let’s Talk. Tracy and Nicole Miller, ABA therapist, have changed our lives. As our program manager, Tracy evaluated our son and helped us create the goals and determine the therapies that would make our son whole. Tracy, more than anyone else we’ve met through this long journey, was able to truly "get" our son and pinpoint his needs. Nicole executed those strategies expertly through play - thoughtful, purposeful, educational play. We, of course, reinforced those teachings at home, using the techniques Tracy and Nicole showed us.    Nicole taught our son skills that most children pick up inherently.  She did this with empathy, patience, determination, and firmness. Our therapies evolved from hours in the clinic, to playdates in our home, to public excursions, to visits in his mainstream school – whatever best addressed our son’s needs.   Tracy and Nicole have been a key factor in our son’s recovery. Today, at age five, our little guy is thriving. His doctor says we should have him retested so we can close this chapter of our lives. His teacher (in a regular classroom) congratulates us for raising such a wonderful and caring person. He has friends. He is happy.  He has graduated from speech and occupational therapy because he is now age appropriate. And best of all, the world doesn’t scare him anymore . . . and the future doesn’t scare us.


CR's Mom

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By Tracy Vail, MS, CCC-SLP, Autism Consultant and Heather Forbes, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA There is currently a great deal of debate in the field of speech-language pathology about the kinds of words that should be taught first to nonverbal (or minimally verbal) individuals with communication impairments...

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