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Our Shades of Life Care story
Our first meeting was with the CEO, Mrs Nwokolo. With her personal and professional experience, she was able to empathise and understand our mental space. We were not looking for a cure but the right support to enable J live to his full potential.
I am J’s mother. At 3years old, our son, J, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD). That moment was incredibly difficult. How would he thrive in a world where there is stigma towards children with special needs? Would we find a suitable school for him? We wondered. Fortunately, intervention of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) was recommended at Shades of Life Care (SOLC).
SOLC emphasises the joint effort between parents and staff. To this end, I enrolled and completed a 40-hour ABA training program by SOLC. This is the same training Behavior Technicians receive.
The therapy commenced. Holistic, individualised and intensive. It included one-on-one sessions and social engagements with other children at the clinic. J spent time learning, among many other things, self help skills like brushing his teeth,feeding himself and potty training. Most of the stereotypic behaviours were also managed.
J was re-evaluated one year after the therapy had started and declared school ready. He transitioned into school successfully and is thriving socially and academically. I guess the SOLC story never ends. It is home. I am glad we chose Shades of Life to walk this journey with us. Thank you Shades of Life!
“I absolutely enjoyed the training following diverse illustrations and videos for better understanding. Mrs Nwokolo made it more interesting by engaging us in questions and answers as soon as the class starts, encouraging individuals to read and always be prepared ahead of the class. I am looking forward to the success of my supervision stage, writing the board exam and moving to the next stage in the course outline.”
Olokesusi Gbemisola EstherThe Author
“I am very grateful for the opportunity to learn through Shades of Life. Beyond the knowledge I gained, the desire for best practices is something I definitely picked up from both the virtual training and the physical training and supervision program. I look forward to sitting for my board exams and growing in the ABA profession.”
Adelola EdemaThe Author
“This was an eye-opening course that made me appreciate the science of behaviour.” Fatima Kazaure
“I wish we could have the training over again.”
Richard AsakomheThe Author
“This training has been an eye-opening adventure that has given me a better understanding of what the job demands and expects from me. Thanks.”