Cooper’s Story

Where Cooper Started 

Upon beginning therapy at Cornerstone in 2018, Cooper had 47 out of the 170 measurable milestones across the Verbal Behavior Milestone Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP). Cooper had a difficult time spontaneously initiating social interaction and would only do so when prompted. Before beginning therapy, Cooper emitted problem behaviors such as physical aggression when prompted to stay on task and would engage in task refusal to escape demands.

How Cooper Improved  

With just over three years at Cornerstone, Cooper graduated with all 170 measurable milestones outlined in the VB-MAPP assessment! Cooper also began working on the Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS). He mastered several life skills such as laundry, dishes, personal hygiene, other vocational skills. Cooper became a helper at lunchtime, helping to prepare meals for some of his peers. He learned to create and follow a visual schedule and stay on task for longer periods. Cooper learned how to initiate and carry more appropriate conversations with others and many other skills.

“We are so proud of Cooper and the progress he made while attending Cornerstone. We are so excited about his new adventure in high school. He will do great things!” Haley Sanders, BCBA.