Get To Know The CEO And Founder
Hello my name is Sandra L. Thompson, Differently Abled Life Skills Specialist. I have utilized my education in various capacities with a focus in educating children. Over the last 15 years, I’ve touched the lives of many abilities; to include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Intellectually Disabled, Emotional Detachment, Conduct Disorder and ADHD/ADD. My journey as an Early Childhood Teacher, Professional Nanny, In-home Applied Behavior Analysis Lead Therapist, Parent Support Coordinator, and a Public School Exceptional Education Teacher along with my passion to guide children to reach their highest potential is MY STORY. I am a passionate woman who takes pride in sharing my talent with each child I meet. “I LOVE what I do!”
I’ve had the pleasure of being mentored and trained by some of the BEST licensed and seasoned professionals. They have equipped me with priceless training, knowledge and guidance, which I am so grateful. I am thankful for the opportunity to teach children and connect with families. They have allowed me to exercise my talents in so many capacities …we learned together. I am best known for creatively meeting the child where they are, that’s my specialty. Every child is different and I approach every child differently.
Sandra is also the author of Parenting Speaks; Practical and Functional Interventional Recipes. Her self-help book addresses common issues parents face in a easy to read format.
Helping children become independent and contributing citizens to their community.
Sandra’s unique approach consists of five components; natural environment, systematic instruction, individualization, behavior management and hands on tasks and activities. We have found that these five components operating together has produced notable progress for each child. These components help children succeed in areas of navigating their environment, greeting others, communication wants and needs, assisting their family with household chores, engaging in parallel and cooperative play, appropriately using writing tools, learning sight words and self-care skills. Their abilities are immeasurable…creating the opportunity is the first step.
We model evidence based principles, incorporate practical learning instruction and approach each child’s needs individually. We don’t have a magic wand or follow a script. We simply believe in each child by seizing every moment as a learning opportunity. Private instruction with our specialists, children are equipped with wings to soar.
Sandra and her team help children discover, experience and broaden their verbal behavior by addressing ways to make ‘their language’ functional. We teach children essential self care and life skills to foster independence and to be contributing citizens of their communities.
We help families overcome challenges in their home and community. We meet children where they are and build on their strengths.