Where Armonie Started
When Armonie started therapy in February 2016 at age three, he had 8.5 out of 170 available milestone points on the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment (VP-MAPP). Armonie was only able to consistently request one item. His communication was limited to only pointing. His therapist started working with him on building his communication through vocal approximations. At the time, he also wasn’t interacting with peers, and he had minimal eye contact.
How Armonie Improved
Armonie graduated in July 2019 — by his graduation date, he mastered all of the VB-MAPP milestones. He also mastered the Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS) programming. He can prepare his lunch, brush his teeth and fold his laundry. Armonie communicates in full sentences, and he was able to give his own graduation speech by reading it off of a piece of paper. Armonie would seek out his friends to play with them — spending time with friends became one of his highest reinforcers while at Cornerstone.
“We are thrilled with the progress Armonie has made since starting therapy,” said Macy Kirk, MA and Team Lead. “We know he’s going to achieve great success!”
Click the image below to watch Armonie’s graduation slideshow.