Elias’ Story

Where Elias Started

When Elias started therapy at Cornerstone, he struggled with reading and writing for long durations, spontaneously socializing with other peers, and maintaining a reciprocal conversation. He would often pick to play with his therapist instead of peers and avoided social situations: greeting others was difficult for him. In addition, Elias did not understand how to complete some of the tasks on the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) such as listener responding to a feature, function, class, or items.


How Elias Improved

Before transitioning, Elias completed all areas of the VB-MAPP! He can now read over 60 chapters of the Headsprout reading program and enjoys reading about UnThinkable and Thinkable characters from the Superflex Social Stories program. In addition, he can work in a group setting and can complete self-help skills on his own such as showering, grooming, and dressing. Elias can now read at a 2nd-grade level, he has improved his writing, and is transitioning into a 2nd-grade classroom!

“Elias, we are so proud of you for all that you have accomplished at Cornerstone. I am looking forward to seeing where you go in the future. Best of luck!” Ellen Thang, BCBA.