Similarly, ABA therapy has been life changing for Brinley and our family. It provides one-on-one support which has been crucial in her overall development, behavior and communication skills. Thanks to the assistance of her one-on-one ABA therapist she is able to attend a typical preschool in a normal classroom three days per week. We’ll also add that the other kids absolutely adore Brinley. At preschool, they are working on peer interaction along with the social norms of a classroom setting so she can be ready for elementary school.
Communication can be a real challenge for Brinley and it’s obviously so important. Her Speech and ABA therapist have done an amazing job working in parallel to improve her communication skills. She can say roughly 10 words and is able to use simple sign language. Our current focus is improving her communication skills to ease her frustrations.
She is now learning how to use a Proloquo communication device and she impresses us every day with what she is learning.
Despite all the challenges she was dealt in life, Brinley was certainly blessed with the ability to instantly connect with people and win their hearts in a matter of moments. She’s incredibly social and loves being around everyone. When she walks into her class all the kids run over to her excitedly shouting “Brinley is here!”. She has a silly and spunky personality and you can’t help but love her. And it’s a good thing she has that going for her because she is certainly a handful and full of sass! Her twin brother would attest to this as she is frequently found chasing him around, swatting him, and giggling while he is running away yelling at her to stop. Sibling love at its finest.