I'm sure I sound goofy. I know Ramya didn't work on sensory issues with Ben, but he's so different after a summer with her. Just because a child can talk doesn't mean he can communicate and for the first time ever - that's exactly what he's doing. I have to think that being able to express yourself and have your wants and needs addressed has to enable you to focus on other things to some extent. He went through a summer with an ABA therapist attending camp with him and didn't have growth like this. I wasn't there with them so I can't tell you specifically what makes Ramya so special, but I can tell you she gave me the gift of FINALLY really getting to know my son, straight from his mouth, at age 6 and that is the best gift I will ever get. We have been so lucky to be able to provide Ben with private therapies, camps, field trips, and NWSRA and park district outings along with him being placed in a mainstream classroom but he has never had progress like this in such a short amount of time. Even his therapists have commented on how different he is now vs the start of the summer. Ramya is truly something special.
I appreciate your time and I'm sorry this was so long. I just never thought I would see what I saw this summer and it's honestly because of Ramya. She mentioned she would be coming back for the summer - I would love to have her work with Ben again, if possible. Either way - thank you for the work you do. We had an amazing summer because of you and Ramya. :)
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