"When we first met Katie, Daniel was 2 1/2 years old. At that time, he was receiving early intervention for expressive and receptive speech delay and noncompliance. He was very rigid in his manner and play. He did not like to join in any group play with children his own age and he would often cry and cling on to me. Daniel had sensory issues as well, loud noises and big crowds were very overwhelming for him. We as parents did not have the skill set to help him and we were scared and frustrated.
Through working with Katie for over 2 years, Daniel made amazing progress. She helped him to generalize and understand his environment, she helped tap into his creativity in the form of play (something that did not come naturally for him). She helped him work through specific sensory issues so he was not so fearful. Katie coached my husband and I so we could be consistent with Daniel. She guided us through a very difficult time in our lives and she did so with patience, empathy, and professionalism.
We could not be more thankful to Katie for what she has done for Daniel and for our family. Today, Daniel is a happy 6-year old boy who is sweet, loving, and funny. He is extremely talkative and social - had a great year in kindergarten where he made new friends easily. He played sports and was happy to be part of a team. We, as a family, could not be more grateful to Katie and all the support she provided us."