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Basal Therapies has changed our lives. When we started with Ms. Autumn, our son could say a handful of words. With her dedication and love, he has progressed to full conversations in a year and a half. Her guidance, compassion, and counseling has given us the ability to communicate with our child. The staff here is beyond amazing.
I’d like to share our experience with Basal Therapies and the impact it’s had surrounding our two sons’ speech development over the past 18 months.
We’ve had the privilege of utilizing both in-center and at-home therapies with Kathryn and Autumn for separate and uniquely challenging speech issues. Following a thoughtful evaluation of their needs, Basal’s innovative care setting kept our highly energetic sons actively engaged in the exercises of their personalized development plans.
We were also fortunate to utilize Basal’s in-home and in-school offering that allowed our children to benefit from Autumn’s kind and creative approach. It’s been wonderful for them to receive expert guidance in a familiar atmosphere where they could relax and focus on tangible steps that have dramatically improved their ability to effectively communicate. Autumn has extended a truly outstanding level of care.
Basal Therapies provides unmatched patience and expertise coupled with a new approach in multiple care settings. We’re deeply grateful for their dedication to giving our kids a voice!
Parenting kiddos with special needs can often feel like a lonely undertaking, but since our girls started therapy at Basal, I finally feel like we have a team that has our backs. Our therapists have been beyond amazing and so beautifully achieve the perfect balance of research-based intervention while still treating our girls like the individuals they are. Our therapy team at Basal is also next level when it comes to collaboration with each other and our family in working towards the goal of our girls becoming the best versions of themselves. We are so thankful to be part of the Basal family!
My two sons started at Basal when they were a little over a year old. My husband and I had no idea where to begin or how to help them progress developmentally. Kathryn took us in with open arms and helped our entire family! She was gentle, fun, honest, and compassionate, which was the perfect fit for our boys. Through out our time at Basal, our boys have seen Kathryn and Michele for speech therapy and both therapists have gone above and beyond to work with our boys and make it fun at the same time. We have been lucky enough to also utilize OT with Madeline and Pre-K with Angie. The combination of therapy has made a world of a difference. Each therapist has become part of our family and we are so thankful for the support, progress and expertise we have and currently receive through Basal.
Covid made it so challenging for us to have our required speech therapy for our son, now age 6. We went from face-to-face speech therapy to trying to navigate using virtual therapy. Having had the ability to compare the two strategies, we knew he fared much better with in person due to his particular speech challenge. He started in the fall at a private school and because we were not using anybody from the county, we had to be present 4 days a week to help him go to another room, set up a computer and sit there during his therapy. I also have a toddler, so this was very challenging. do it in school What a blessing it was to find Basal Therapies! We met with Autumn, explained our current challenges and she was incredible! She contacted the school and got Basal approved to do in school sessions. She communicates with his teacher and arranges her schedule so she can come during a time when he will not be missing vital classroom learning. This has been a blessing for us. Our son is thriving, he loves Autumn and lucky for us the school says she is a dream to work with!
To the parent reading reviews, wondering if OT is necessary, beneficial, or if you’re “over reacting”, YOU’RE NOT. I promise you. And this is the best place for your child’s needs.
When I found Basal, my son and I were struggling to keep him fed and at weight. At 10 months, he wouldn’t touch food, coughed every time he ate, barely ate 3 oz of puree a day and rarely slept over 2 hrs at a time. Pediatricians dismissed my concerns and I put my son on the wait list for OT after the inevitable happened, we had a choking scare.
After our initial evaluation I had more answers than I had ever received from any Pediatrician visit we’d been to. I had confirmation that my son had an oral motor delay, a food aversion and possibly severe reflux. Answers to a daily battle for survival my son and I went through everyday, upwards of 3x a day, behind closed doors. All thanks to Holli at Basal.
I can’t say enough wonderful things about Holli. Not only has she built my son’s confidence in eating in just five short months, she helped me build an intuitional relationship with him. We’ve made micro adjustments DAILY over video exchange and weekly appointments.
When my son picked up food, put it to his mouth, and worked to chew, all with a smile on his face, it was overwhelming. Thanks to Holli, I have unwavering confidence he will continue to make huge strides in eating and development. I can’t even begin to describe the positive impact it’s had on our life as a whole.
I never hesitate to reach out to her, almost daily with a video, a question or a concern. Each time, I’m met with knowledge and grace around expectations and implementation in order to help my son along his journey. She has always validated that she is my support system and I know my child best. Together we work towards his present needs along his journey.
If I hadn’t found Basal, and in turn found Holli, I would still be questioning my motherly instincts and it may have caused another choking incident. I only wish we had of found Basal sooner, even still it has been life changing for our family!
Basal Preschool is an amazing addition to our village. The care, love, and learning my son has received is unmatched. He is excited to go to school each day and loves to show us all the things he learned and did at school. We love to show him the pictures that are shared with us throughout the day. The communication between the school and home is great. Mrs. Angie and Mrs. Meghan are always responsive and honest. We truly love Basal and are so happy that our son gets to go there. It is setting him up for success and a great first step on his educational journey.
Basal has been such a gift to our family. When we began our journey at Basal, we felt lost and unsure of how to support our daughter’s needs. Since then, our daughter has participated in speech with Amanda, the preschool readiness program, and is now in the 2’s class with Angie. The progress she has made in her speech, self-help skills, and engagement has been amazing. Not only has Basal been an incredible support to our daughter, but to our entire family. The specialists and educators at Basal work collaboratively to create a plan to meet the needs of each individual child, which is evident in their interactions, communication, relationships, and lessons. There has been no greater joy as a parent than to know that when I take my daughter to Basal, I am leaving her in the hands of professionals who love, accept, and celebrate her for just who she is. The dedication, knowledge, patience, and empathy of this staff is unmatched and we feel blessed everyday that we found Basal.
Joining the Basal Therapies family has without a doubt been the best decision that we have made for our son. We had been receiving Early Intervention services for about 6 months for our son’s global developmental delays when we felt that we needed a more direct and intensive approach to support his unique needs. Fast forward less than a year, the growth that we have seen is insurmountable! We’ve quickly seen how much he thrives in a structured and supportive environment through Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and part-time pre-school. He is more communicative, confident, flexible, and thriving in all areas of his social, emotional, and physical development. It has been so validating to be surrounded by such a supportive team who truly understand and love our son for who he is. We cannot express how much we appreciate the knowledgeable and skilled professionals at Basal Therapies and will be forever grateful for their services.
Jenny has made it so that I feel reassured in what I’m doing with my son is helping and that I am not failing. She has shown me and my son continuous support.