Thank you to our parent and staff testimonials! Their children participated in the family assistance program for Conductive Education in California.
Read these lovely testimonials from our dedicated parents:
“My son is 4 years old, he was born with cerebral palsy, and we were told that he may never walk, there was no guarantee, and there was no expectation for him to progress. He is a smart kid with a huge amount of determination, but we never really knew (or even know now) what to expect. We found out about the BOOST late in the process last year, so we were put on a waitlist, and luckily we were given the opportunity to attend the program. My son went into BOOST mainly scooting around on his bottom. By the end of the program, he was potty-trained during the day, he was crawling on all 4 and within two weeks of the program ending he was walking, without any assistance. His progress has stunned his therapists, his doctors, his teachers and all of us.”
– Avner Family
“I am writing you to say “Thank You” for your continued support of our daughter Molly Moriah Mann in her participation in Conductive Education at Step by Step in Millbrae. Without your help Molly would probably not be able to continue her schooling… Molly really loves going to school and has grown by leaps and bounds since starting the program. She has become very accomplished and confident in herself…”
– Erik and Cynthia Mann
“Dylan loves going to school, that can be seen in his smile when you ask him how his day at school was. We are very grateful that your organization has made it possible for our son to achieve his maximum potential. Thanks to you, our son is a smiling, happy, and maturing boy.”
– Donna and Andrew Salisbury
Thank you to our dedicated teaching staff for their testimonials:
“Hamaseh is a joy to have in the class and continues to make progress. She likes to stand by herself even when she is supposed to be seated. This is a new skill she enjoys every day.”
– Craig Roberts, Executive Director
“Daniel is a very bright and outgoing boy now. We call him “the Mayor” He greets everyone he sees, he now speaks English, Hebrew, Hungarian, and some German. Not bad for someone who only used limited “No” words and was scared of everything and everyone.”
– Joyce Roberts
“Working at BOOST Conductive Education program these past four and a half years, have been full of surprises, “aha” moments, and heartwarming experiences. The community is truly exceptional, they welcome and help each other any way they can. The summer intensive programs have brought a lot of achievements, and to assure the continuity, we were able to open up the Cypress- BOOST Classroom. During the summer, we have experienced our students making great progress, and now with the classroom program, we are able to reach a whole new level of achievements.
At BOOST, we always meet the students where they are at developmentally, making sure that as a team with the parents we focus on the positive and create realistic expectations. The different classes throughout the day are systematically built upon each other, and go from simple to more complex tasks by the end of the day. Consistency is very important not only in the classroom but in all areas of the child’s life. The uniqueness of the approach comes from being holistic, and integrating medical knowledge with educational and psychological approaches.
As a conductor teacher, I continue to have the blessing of experiencing and observing students going from scooting to walking in just a few weeks. They learn how to play with their siblings, parents and friends. There is so much potential in them and the fact that sometimes with the diagnosis parents are told that their child will not be able to function like their peers is heartbreaking. I see the proof every day of what is possible. Is it the same as the development of a typical child? No, but it is equally unique, requires dedication from the whole family and the reward is priceless. We have learned so many different things in school but the real learning for me, comes from working with my students day in and day out. They continue to teach me that there are many roads that lead to the same destination. The kids keep me on my tippy toes, while conducting a job that requires a lot of patience and creativity. I try to make most tasks fun, motivating and hide them into a game.
Not every day is magical, it is hard work and I need to adjust my expectations with myself a lot, especially during the pandemic. These last eight months have been rough in so many ways. The things that are helping us stay positive are the smiles on the kids faces during a Zoom class, a picture from the parent of the kids working on their goals at home, a quick face time at the end of the day, and a letter in the mail, to just name a few. The students adapted fast, this situation is the new normal for them and we need to look at them as an example. Hard things will always come and go, it will never be easy. If my 8 year olds can wake up with a smile on their faces, then I have to do the same and be their biggest cheerleader. I truly believe that there is nothing we can’t do if we work on it together and care for each other along the way. I look forward to having them in the classroom every day, but in the meantime, I will put on a smile and come up with the most exciting games.”
– Saskia Kramer, Boost Camp (December 2020)
Thank you to the dedicated parents and teaching staff for supporting these children in conductive education!
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