Almost a year after revealing that her son, Greyson (then a 2-year old), had been diagnosed with autism, MTV reality star, Jenni "Jwoww" Farley, went to YouTube with a very special update.
They have witnessed major changes over the past year, with Farley crediting Greyson's work with his applied behaviour analysis (ABA) therapist, which she states is a "game-changer". "It's been a little over six months since he's started with We Care Autism, ABA Services. That has been one hell of an experience," Farley explains in the video. She continues on to explain that Greyson was approved to receive 30 hours per week of ABA, a huge increase from the 2 - 3 hours, three times a week that he was previously receiving.
Jenni also added that Greyson's therapist also works with him two out of the three hours at his preschool that he attends five days a week. She emphasizes that this is important due to the fact that it teaches him how to be around children his own age.
It's also worth noting that It is clearly evident that Jenni uses the "First and Then" technique when she states: "if he goes potty, he requests — a lot of times — a circle, which is a coin and he’s allowed a piece of gum out of his gumball machine.” This is beneficial to Autistic children as it motivates them to engage in a less preferred activity by rewarding them after they complete the task.
It is always a great sight to see a parent engaging and putting in endless effort in the progression of their autistic children. We look forward to the next chapter and future goals that Greyson accomplishes! If you would like to know more about Jenni and Grayson's story, you can watch the full YouTube video below.