The Devinney Family: Noah’s communication flourished with ABA

When Noah and his mother Kasey started in KDC’s ABA Autism Services in 2018, Noah’s speech was very limited. His only sentences were about his most basic needs, and he sometimes struggled to convey those, too. Just a year later, Noah was a much different kindergartner, with many more words and even more skills!

Kasey Devinney, mother

Kasey Devinney, mother

“Noah was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at three years old. He barely spoke before he met Jessica, his ABA therapist. Now he counts forwards and backwards, and he is saying so many words that I’m losing count!
Little boy playing with a puzzle with a caregiver.

Jessica, works with Noah three nights a week, on improving his social skills. She has helped him drastically increase his ability to communicate his needs and thoughts. That has changed his ability to reach other goals, too. “His teacher looked at his IEP, and then looked back at Noah and said, ‘He is not this kid; he is the exact opposite.’ Whatever his IEP says he can’t do, he actually can do! Noah improves every day while receiving KDC’s therapies,” said Kasey.

Now Noah’s future is brighter than ever. With the assistance of KDC’s ABA Program, he sets new goals each week and reaches them.

“Noah has exceeded his communication goals since we’ve started ABA therapy,” said Jessica. “He has learned to use his words to gain access to his needs and wants, and that has decreased his targeted behaviors tremendously! Noah and his family are a pleasure to work with!”