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Sandra L. Thompson & Associates was founded in 2018. Sandra saw a need to develop a service to meet the needs of families in a special way. Her mission is to help differently abled children and families build skills in the areas of communication, daily living, social skills, academics and parenting. As a result, Sandra L. Thompson & Associates services children ages 2-18 years old with various abilities in their home, in the community and virtually. She also provides parent support focusing on parenting challenging and parent coaching to master recipes in her book.
Sandra L. Thompson is a Differently Abled Life Skills Specialist, Functional Interventionist, Author and Parent Coach. She has her B.A in Psychology and resices in Richmond, Virginia with her daugther. She has utilized her education in various capacities with a focus in educating children. Over the last 15 years, she has touched the lives of many abilities; to include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Intellectually Disabled, Emotional Disabilities, Conduct Disorder and ADHD/ADD. Her 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 her passion to guide children to reach their highest potential is HER STORY. She is a passionate woman who takes pride in sharing her talent with each child she meets. She is best known for creatively meeting children where they are. Every child is different and she approaches every child differently.
Sandra is the Best Selling Author of Parenting Speaks; Practical and Functional Interventional Recipes. Her self-help book addresses common issues parents face in a easy to read recipe format.
HELPING CHILDREN BECOME INDEPENDENT AND CONTRIBUTING CITIZENS TO THEIR COMMUNITY.
To provide quality in-home life skills support to children who face challenging meeting milestones and learning functional skills. We strive to teach, encourage and support as children learn and maintain functional life skills in various settings.
To provide functional in home support life skills support to children and families who have a need to build skills which will foster independent skills in various settings.
WE BELIEVE, ALL CHILDREN ARE CAPABLE OF LEARNING AND REACHING THEIR HIGHEST POTENTIAL BY FOCUSING ON THEIR ABILITIES.
We focus on essential life skills and strengthening family circles.
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.
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.