Case Study: Josh E.
Josh’s parents brought him from Makassar to Jakarta in order to do a 1-month intensive training. Their main concerns were difficulties in speech, attention, and behaviour/hyperactivity.
Read Josh’s story below.
The focus of his training was frontal-central area to reduce hyperactivity and enhance attention and comprehension. In addition, left temporal lobe was also trained to enhance his verbal/language skills.
Aside from those, a part of his first block of training was enhancing his social awareness (eye contact and two-way communication).
Josh’s parents filled out the ATEC form before, during, and after training in order to track any sort of changes or improvements in Josh’s behaviour.
The ATEC form consists of four categories, such as (I) Speech, language, and communication skills; (II) Social skills; (III) Sensory/cognitive skills; and (IV) health, physics, and behaviours.
ATEC Score: Before & After
After 1 block of training (30 sessions), Josh’s parents filled out another ATEC form. This helped us to compare his condition before and after training.
The graph showed that Josh scored lower in the ATEC result after training. This implies improvement in his difficulties or concerns related to those aspects above.
At the end of block 1, Josh’s mom said that his eye contact and imitation skills have improved. He now responds better to praises, and his comprehension of instructions and stories has improved. He is also better at communicating what he wants and responds to conversations.
Josh has now returned to his home in Makassar and is improving his learning skills every day. Josh’s parents plan to do another training block when Josh is on his school holiday so he can improve his skills further.