I’ve been licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist for over 18 years and my career passion and good fortune has allowed me to treat children with developmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), as well as high functioning adults.
Therapy is a profound process that assists autistic individuals in growing and developing new skills and behaviors. However, I always pondered about identifying a remedy, a tangible object, clients can use at home in-between therapy sessions in order to reinforce new skills, behaviors, and patterns in order to expedite learning. I knew therapy-homework was necessary for people to exercise portions of their therapy sessions to promote continuity. All too often much is forgotten from weekly appointments and psychotherapy homework is limited and one dimensional. For decades I searched for a solution until I finally found a company utilizing what they call Robot-Assisted Instruction (RAI), which encapsulated a similar concept of capturing treatment interventions in a tangible product to give people the ability to practice and reinforce the positive changes at home. Moreover, behavioral rehearsal is required to establish growing a new behavior, in order to promote growth.
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