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Emmett's Current Update

Emmett’s Services
Services,Therapies, & School. 

ABA Therapy
 Emmett has been receiving ABA therapy from A Change in Trajectory (ACT) for about 3 years now. He began ABA therapy when he was 18 months old, at that time Emmett wasn't walking yet. Emmett is currently 4 years old 3 months old. ABA has done wonders for Emmett our ABA company has become family to us. They know Emmett very well and are always working hard to find ways to better teach him in ways that Emmett can learn. They are also assisting us in Potty training him.
How many hours of ABA therapy does Emmett receive?
Emmett is receiving 15 hours a week of ABA therapy we were receiving more but due to Emmett starting a new program we reduce the amount of hours to better accommodate his schedule. We also included a Saturday Session. All of Emmett’s ABA therapy is done at Home. 
Does Emmett like ABA?
Emmett enjoys a routine an ABA has become part of his routine he enjoys working with the Behavioral Instructors(BI)s. Sometimes Emmett does get lazy but most of the time the BIs find ways to get him to do interact and work on his program.
Speech

Emmett attends The Talk Team for 1 hour per week where he is currently working on using his AAC device and learning how to communicate through his device and play skills.
Emmett was receiving speech at the Children's Hospital. He  finished his 10 week sessions and we decided to find a different speech therapist that supported assistive technology and met Emmett's areas of need.
We are also receiving speech through the UC Davis Mind Institute Research Study called The FX Learn Study. Study consist of a Parent Intervention (PILI) with a Speech Pathologists on a weekly basis. Where the parent is trained to work with child using Speech therapy techniques. Program is very intensive and requires  homework videos of parent working with child, as well as weekly video calls with assigned Speech pathologist.  


Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Therapy
Emmett is receiving equine therapy through Path to Hope (Therapeutic Riding Center) he does one session a week for one hour. We just started last week will keep you posted on how is going. He did amazing the first day. He patted the horse and walked along side of him.

Occupational Therapy (OT)
Emmett was receiving OT therapy at the Children's Hospital. He was receiving 45 minutes of Occupational therapy per week for 12 weeks. We are currently on the waitlist to continue services. We have been waiting for about 3 months. We are hoping we can go back soon. Emmett loves occupational therapy and it help him a lot the last time. He learned how to climb up steps, and can now play in a playground because of OT. We are currently waiting for insurance to approve a different company.

Homeschool Preschool
Emmett does a homeschool preschool with mom. We decided to homeschool after having several IEPs with our school district. The program they were offering Emmett limited his abilities and they were refusing to offer a different placement for him. The program did not include  inclusion of any type. The school district wanted to segregate him a center for kids with severe disabilities. Where there was clearly no inclusion and they were going to focus on basic life skills.  

  
Other Services
-We receive services with our local regional center which include Respite Care.
-UC Davis Mind Institute, we see Dr. Randi Hagerman  3-6 months for help, medications, and latest news in regard to Emmett’s Fragile X Syndrome. 
- Emmett is also taking part in research studies at the Mind Institute.


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