"After completing the SIRRI Program, our 6 year-old has become a new person. Her self-esteem is growing daily. She is definitely more outgoing and assertive. It seems that a cloud has been lifted and she understands everyday tasks more, as well as school-related tasks. Before the program, she was crying daily at school when any new learning concept was introduced. Now she is picking up the whole learning process with ease. We are thrilled with the progress from SIRRI."
Age 6, Learning Disability
"Everyone who comes into contact with Ben who knew him before the Sensory Learning Program has remarked on his transformation. His eye contact, social initiations and interactions, as well as his receptive language and expressive communication have all improved to the point that his teachers have said he's really a part of his preschool class now. We are so impressed with the results."
Age 3, PDD/Apraxia
"We just passed the 90-day mark since the experience with SIRRI and we are continuing to see improvements in our son. For example, he is handling crowds and loud noise much better; he is transitioning better; his language is clearer and he is trying to initiate conversation; he is asking us if we want to play with him instead of wanting to be alone; and he is asking to be with other kids. SIRRI is a program in my opinion that should be investigated and highly considered."
Age 6, Autism
"The celebration started while our son was finishing the 18-day home portion, and has continued to date. His teachers have mentioned that he has been interacting with the other children, and language has been increasing daily. It feels as if he has decided to join our world, instead of just his own. Our family has made several comments to us regarding his eye contact, as well as his ability to stay calm for longer periods. He is processing language better so he is able to communicate better. These gains made life so much better for him and because of this we are forever grateful. Sincerely, Very Happy Parents."
Age 5, Sensory Integration Dysfunction
"Our son has really benefited from SIRRI in many ways: He is much more of a risk taker, he is more affectionate, he has become more aware of self and his surroundings, he has more balance than he has ever had, he is talking up a storm, he enjoys being around other children, he is a more touchy-feely kind of a child, he comes when called, his comprehension is at a higher level, time on task is longer, he engages in play instead of throwing toys and is more confident within himself!!! He is now our child who 'gets it' and we hope that this will continue for the rest of his life!!!! We love you Pam & Dan!"
Age 4 1/2, Developmentally Delayed
"Our son has improved leaps and bounds! We have seen huge increases in spontaneous, complete sentences. He has gone from saying "Drink please." to "Can I have a drink?" His eye contact has improved almost 100%. He used to make eye contact when you said his name but would then look away. He now maintains eye contact the whole time I talk to him!! He is now completely potty trained. He sits for his haircuts now where he used to scream. One of our best things is that he plays with his 3 year old brother now. He and his brother play together, imaginative games for 15-20 minutes at a time. We have seen a lot more tantrums in him but he never threw a tantrum before so we see this as his communicating! SIRRI is the best thing we have ever done for him!"
Age 5, Mild Autism
"I feel like Sensory Learning has opened the floodgates for our son. Now, everything he does (OT, Speech, ABA, School, etc.) is easier for him and he is progressing quicker. His visual stims are gone. His eye contact is amazing. His language increased from 3 words per sentence to 6. He is initiating and maintaining social interaction. This program changed his life and ours too!"
Age 7, Autism
"The little boy we brought to Arizona 3 months ago is not the same little boy we have today! He is 100% involved in our lives whereas before he often was in "his own world". He picks up on things going on around him that he would never have paid any attention to before. His verbal communication has doubled and he is able to have conversations now when he couldn't before. After the Sensory Learning Program he completed a 6-week course at Lindamood Bell Learning Process (1 on 1 tutoring). After the 6 weeks, the director said that our son had gained 2 years in just one summer! He is now completely mainstreamed into Kindergarten and is doing beautifully. We are so thankful for the Sensory Learning Program and will definitely be back next summer!"
Age 5, Apraxia
"Our son's overall SIRRI experience has been very positive. The 'treatments' were comfortable for him and he seemed to enjoy them. When given a verbal direction, he is less likely to respond with 'Huh?' or 'What?'. His teachers say that he seems less stressed, his frustration level with school work has decreased, and his grades are steadily rising. He is a little more aware of the things going on around him, and seems very comfortable with himself."
Age 12, Auditory Processing Disorder
"Prior to participating in the program, our daughter couldn't follow stories or conversations, wasn't responsive and overall did not speak much, not to mention that she required a diaper for bowels. Half way through the program she became very aware of her surroundings and asked lots of questions. Days after completing the program, she started going to the potty. Now she can actually hold a conversation and tell stories herself. This is the best 30 day vacation I'll ever take! Thank you!"
Age 5, Mild Autism
"The Sensory Learning Program has helped me in several ways. I am able to read better and comprehend what I am reading. My memory is better and I am more organized. I don't get that overwhelmed feeling when I have more than one thing to do. I am finishing tasks before I move on to the second task. I am more patient and able to handle surprises that come my way. I also sleep through the night now! I strongly recommend the program. I will send all of my children through it!"
Age 38, Attention Deficit Disorder
"My daughter constantly spun around, climbed on everything, put herself in dangerous places, took risks with sharp objects and would not look me in the eyes. After the Sensory Learning Program, she is now behaving like a normal 9 year old with very few exceptions. Her schoolwork has dramatically improved. Her mood is much better and her phobias seemed to have disappeared. Best of all, I can reason with her; before the treatment, it was like talking to the wall. It has been several months since her treatment, and she seems to be improving more each week since then."
Age 9, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
"We were compelled to bring the Sensory Learning Program to the Boston area in response to our own experience with the Program. Our son was a participant in the Sensory Learning Program over the holidays in 2003 and has been steadily progressing ever since. He is now toilet trained, sleeps in a regular bed, has good eye contact, wants to be with and play with his sister and peers, can use play-dough and markers without eating them, alternates his feet going up the stairs, uses utensils, is flying through his ABA programs and can sit and attend through books and circle times, and best of all now understands just about everything we say and communicates with us! His teachers report that he is the most improved student in his class!"
Age 3, Tuberous Sclerosis, Apraxia, PPD
"Our experience with the Sensory Learning Program has been very positive. In the first 30 days we have seen many
improvements. Our daughter's attention is longer on tasks and her stamina is also longer. Her teachers have seen improvements at
school with her colors, writing and cutting."
Age 6 - Prader-Willie Syndrome
"We have seen improvements in our son's ability to process information. He is trying to communicate instead of repeating
what others say. He has also been seeking out other children to play with where normally he would avoid them. His fuse seems to be
much longer. He tries not to hand flap and even reminds himself not to. He is sleeping MUCH (!!!) better and is able to wind down at
night and go to sleep, where before he would lay in bed and sing or quote lines from movies/shows for hours. Thank You!"
Age 3 - Autism
"Before the Sensory Learning Program our 5 year old son made very little eye contact and had a hard time with expressive and
receptive language. He now makes good eye contact and his language has picked up. He is even starting to show empathy. One of
the big things is that he has not had a panic attack from any noises since the program. Before the treatment he would have panic
attacks from certain noises. He can now focus and listen without fidgeting. He is changing right before our eyes! This program is
amazing! Thank you!"
Age 5 - Sensory Processing Disorder
"Our son has Fragile-X Syndrome and as a parent of a child with special needs you will go to any length or try any program
with hopes of finding anything that will contribute to the success of your child. I was very impressed with the entire staff's
compassion towards all the children. You can see the passion they all share about helping all of our children. His main delay is in
speech and language. It has dramatically improved since his treatment at SIRRI. His anxiety level has decreased and he is able to
concentrate and focus on tasks for longer periods of time. At age 4 1/2 he is finally potty trained and is attempting to learn how to ride
a bike. SIRRI has been a big contributor to improving many of his learning delays."
Age 4 - Fragile-X Syndrome
"Being a college student and making it through 16 years of school knowing that you have sensory issues rather than a learning
disability makes a person feel a little better. Things are coming a little easier to me, I am understanding the materials quicker and
applying my knowledge out in a clinical environment. I am more aware of my environment and seeing things clearer now."
Age 22 - Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID)/ADD
"The little boy we brought to Arizona 3 months ago is not the same little boy we have today! He is 100% involved in our lives
whereas before he often was in “his own world”. He picks up on things going on around him that he would never have paid any
attention to before. His verbal communication has doubled and he is able to have conversations now when he couldn't before. He is
now completely mainstreamed into Kindergarten and is doing beautifully. We are so thankful for the Sensory Learning Program!"
5 year old - Apraxia
"The combination of the Sensory Learning Program and all the lab programs (the works) has been a wonderful experience for
our grandson. Although he still has a lot of ADHD issues, problems with executive functioning and making impulsive decisions, he
now is willing to stick with difficult tasks (homework) longer and is able to catch and throw a ball! He loves the lab programs and we
can't wait to begin Reading Plus!"
Age 9 - ADHD/Visual Tracking Issues
"The Sensory Learning Program helped me greatly. I am able to drive and negotiate the road more confidently seeing the cars
and activity on the road easier. The Play Attention Program helped me to concentrate easier in school. My reading rate and
comprehension were also increased from the Reading Plus Program."
Age 17 - ADHD