Archive | September, 2013

Graduation

28 Sep

Last week one of my little learners “graduated” from our program. His developmental delays are no longer significant enough to qualify him for our services. It’s always bittersweet when termination happens for this reason, because we’re excited for the child’s progress and growth, but we’re sad we won’t be working with them anymore.

His mom sent me home with a bag of materials we had used with her son, that she figured we could get more use out of. Flashcards, Mr. Potato Head, books…she kindly donated these to me so I could use them with other kids. And inside I also found what I could consider to be the most clever and adorable card I’ve ever received from a parent. (Stickers and stamps compliments of the little guy.)  😉

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I’ll treasure it forever 🙂

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7 years

18 Sep

This past September 11th marked my 7th year working in behavior analysis. 7 years ago I got a job as a behavior therapist, as a part-time gig. I started with just 9 hours a week, school shadowing a little guy in a Jewish Temple. Then my client list grew, and so did my passion for the job.

And here I am now….certified, and in a Supervisory role overseeing teams of interventionists and dozens of clients. My company recently published my bio on their website, and it seems fitting to share it, as I celebrate my 7th anniversary in ABA.

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I didn’t set out to make this my life-long career. It started as something I could do that would help me learn more about the kind of therapy my brother was receiving. Then it blossomed into much more. It became my purpose to learn all I could in order to help my brother, and kids like him.

So, here’s to another 7 years, and hoping I learn even more to help those around me.

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