Maelyn’s Story

Where Maelyn Started

Maelyn began ABA therapy at Cornerstone Autism Center in January 2018. When she started, everyone instantly fell in love with her spunky and energetic personality! She was always on the move and playing with any toys she could get her hands on! Maelyn is hard of hearing and uses spoken English and American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate. During her initial days at Cornerstone, Maelyn scored 24 out of 170 milestone points from the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP). She had little to no language and would struggle to attend to things for more than a few seconds.

How Maelyn Improved

Over time, Maelyn developed the skills to ask for the items and activities she wanted using complete sentences in ASL and has increased her interactions with her family, therapists, and friends. Maelyn is still constantly on the move but now spends time playing and talking with her friends and family!

Maelyn is graduating from Cornerstone with 164 milestones across the VB-MAPP assessment! Maelyn has mastered over 5,600 targets, including working on different programs to teach her more about Deaf Culture and the Community! We will all miss her but are excited to see what the future holds for her. We know she is going to rule the world one day!