“Since starting the S-CAT® Program at the SMart Center, Tom is chatty with his grandparents, baseball coach, and certain peers. I have had many teachers approach me this fall and remark on Tom’s progress. He has been described as: having many friends he interacts with at school, “chatty”, taking a lead during Grandparent day, taking a lead role in doing a group presentation to his class. Even family friends have commented what a huge change they have seen in him! S-CAT® is life-changing and holds us all accountable.
We consult with the SMart Center once every three months and Tom is making huge progress in ALL areas of his life. I have seen big improvements even in social settings with his peers. He rarely shows anxiety when we are out in public, and he has a group of kids that he hangs-out with at school with whom Tom is beginning to have easy/natural conversations. I have observed this in both one-on-one situations and in group settings (such as trap practice). In alignment with his S-CAT® treatment plan, we continue to prepare and practice for any new situation Tom may encounter. Best example: Tom has started interviewing for jobs. We have practiced such things as how to approach a store manager, answers to questions that might be asked.
Update: Tom secured a job at McDonald’s and is doing well!”