Where Diego Started
When Diego first came to Cornerstone, he was using one vocal to request an item– “Ba” for ball. One area Diego had deficits in at the time of his initial assessment was listener responding.
How Diego Improved
Diego learned how to respond to more than 100 listener responding commands throughout his day at Cornerstone. His play skills with peers also showed improvement—his favorite has been playing chase with his friends. He has expanded the foods he will eat to include most of the foods the rest of his family eats regularly, so that makes life for mom and dad much easier! One of our favorite Diego memories at Cornerstone was when he led a “dance party” with a number of our therapists. He showed off his signature moves as a featured performer on our “Happy Because” video on YouTube.
Diego started elementary school in January 2018, where he now attends a special education classroom and works on a variety of subjects catered specifically to maximize his academic growth. He enjoys hanging out with his fellow classmates his age during specials, lunch and recess. Prior to going to school, Diego read a social story and watched a digital video where he was introduced to his teachers and learned more about his school. Upon arrival to school, Diego had all smiles and remembered his teacher’s name from the digital greeting. We are very excited to continue to hear about his growth at elementary!