The following post was written by Easter Seals Greater Houston’s longtime Early Childhood Intervention Program Community Outreach and Program Training Coordinator, Kimberly Sporrer. It shows a mere glimpse of the positive impact her hard work has had on one of countless ECI clients and families she worked with over her 21 years of dedicated service.
I met with one of my clients today, and Audrey, Liam’s mom, discussed how much progress Liam has made since being enrolled in Easter Seals Greater Houston’s Early Childhood Intervention Infant Program, commonly referred to as ECI.
Audrey reports that she is so pleased that Liam can now let her know when he is hungry instead of whining and pointing to various food items. Additionally, Mom discussed that Liam is now able to sit with the family to eat his meals. Before ECI, he would walk around the house while taking a few bites at a time, and he would throw tantrums if made to sit in his high chair. Mom said family dinners are now stress free and so enjoyable!
Mom also stated that she is grateful that she was given the strategies to create a more structured environment for Liam. She discussed that Liam’s ability to anticipate events during the day (lunch, naps, bath time, etc) results in less tantrums and a calmer demeanor.
She is excited and encouraged by the rapid pace of Liam’s progress and is looking forward to hitting new milestones soon!
Kimberly Sporrer, Early Childhood Intervention Infant Program, Easter Seals Greater Houston
Easter Seals Greater Houston’s ECI Program helps children ages birth to 36 months with disabilities and developmental delays achieve their goals in cognitive, social/emotional, communicative, adaptive and physical development. Learn more here.
The following letter was written by a parent of an Early Childhood Intervention Program client. Easter Seals Greater Houston’s ECI Program helps children ages birth to 36 months with disabilities and developmental delays achieve their goals in cognitive, social/emotional, communicative, adaptive and physical development.
My name is Camille and my son Justus was a client of the ECI program of Easter Seals Greater Houston.
The team of Ms. Phyllis, Ms. Frances, Ms. Nicole, Ms. Atra, Mr. Jesus, Ms. Jennifer, Ms. Christy, Mr. Ben. Ms. Thien and Ms. Chelsea went above and beyond. The impact that their professionalism and care of my son while he was in the program cannot adequately be expressed in words. Justus’ ability to walk, to speak, to feed himself, to comprehend simple commands, even to socialize with others is a direct reflection of the efforts of the team assigned to him and I could not have been more blessed to have interacted with them – a blessing truly.
Justus is now going through the process of getting screened by Lamar Consolidated ISD. The persons conducting the evaluation are very pleased by what he demonstrates and they attribute his increased abilities to the great care provided by the Easter Seals Greater Houston Early Childhood Intervention team in which he was under.
Please pass this thank you on to them and let them know how much they mean to the clients they serve. I do not have any resources to adequately thank them for all that they did for Justus and myself. If there is an award or a recognition, please put each of them in for it – they all truly deserve it for they are God’s angels serving on earth today.
Thank you and have a great day!
Camille, Early Childhood Intervention Program client parent, Easter Seals Greater Houston