In 2015, Leo had many self-injurious behaviors, but through intensive ABA programming with Jill Davis, The Arc Kohler School’s BCBA, he has improved dramatically.
“When I first began working with Leo his rate of self-injury was very concerning,” Davis said. “Fortunately, by implementing a behavior plan that included antecedent manipulations, functional communication, and steps to ensure that problem behavior no longer met with reinforcement, Leo’s rate of self-injury is currently at near zero rates with a significant decrease in severity.”
Leo’s mom, Antonella, says things at home have changed for the better for Leo as well.
“The changes that I have noted at home are that he is sleeping better and through the night and overall he seems happier,” she said. “He has also been a bit more consistent and generally well. I am so happy to hear how well he is doing in school, and cannot believe how much progress he has made in such a short period of time.”
It is truly amazing that Leo’s self-injury is almost virtually non-existent at this time.
Kohler School is proud of his progress and cannot wait to see what else he accomplishes!