Where Damon Started
Damon began therapy at Cornerstone in November of 2016 when he was only 11 years old. He is now 17 years old and has grown so much! When Damon began attending the center, Damon only mastered 15 of the 170 Milestone skills on the VB-MAPP assessment. He required prompting with all self-help activities such as toileting, dressing, bathing, and brushing his teeth. He had difficulty expressing his wants and needs in an age-appropriate manner, causing many challenging behaviors that affected his ability to learn and socialize well with others.
How Damon Improved
During his time at Cornerstone, Damon has mastered 85 of the 170 Milestones skills from the VB-MAPP. His behaviors originally outlined for decrease have dimensioned significantly, and he now communicates more consistently to express himself. Damon uses a Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) as his mode of communication. He currently has 12 pages in his PECS book in which he can mand, or ask, for what he wants/needs. He can now complete self-help and daily living skills with minimal prompting and plays well with his peers.
We are so proud of Damon and all of his hard work! We will miss his goofy personality and big smile, but we know he will do well and meet new friends at school!