Spotlight on the Moore Family!
Q: Can you tell us a little about yourself and your family?
A: My husband Brad and I have been married for 12 years. We are both transplants to to the area, but met here and love it, even before it was popular. We have four boys ages 9.5, 8, and identical twin boys who just turned 5. We just welcomed a puppy to our family, a red lab named Louis.
Q: What is your connection to KidTalk?
A: We got hooked up with KidTalk when one of our twins was diagnosed with Autism when he was 2.5. He attended a Metro public school pre K class when he was 3. He did so well, but then summer break happened and we were without services for a few months. KidTalk came along at the right time and bridged that gap. He learned how to use the iPad and so many other ways to communicate. When he returned to the same class the next fall, his teacher noticed the tremendous difference. We had the same gap this last summer and KidTalk had a different study that he has been participating in with Jodi. We are so thankful for our wonderful KidTalk family!
Q: What is the most useful strategy you have learned from KidTalk?
A: During the first study, we worked with Lizzy. I was also a part of the study, and it was so helpful to watch Lizzy interact and see how my son responded to her. I was able to take that home and use the same words, tones, etc... It helped me to communicate with him in a way that we hadn't been able to before!
Q: What do you and your family do for fun?
A: We are perpetually in survival mode, we don't venture out too much with all four boys. We try to divide and conquer. Sometimes we all go to the park together. It is getting better as they get older. So we mostly hang out at home.
Q: Best family-friendly restaurant?
A: Sonic, no transitions!
Q: Do you have a motto or personal mantra?
A: My son's life verse which we chose for him when he was a baby, but has been very helpful throughout this journey with him: "For I know the plans I have for you' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11