Jodi Gilmore has worked with my son since the age of his diagnosis (three years old) and he is nearly six now.
When my son began with Jodi, I wasn’t sure if he would ever express to me how he felt or what he was thinking about. He would speak to us by repeating what we had said to him and had a limited vocabulary. Soon after Jodi began to see him, we saw the development begin!
He is now and has been for some time, speaking to us at length about all sorts of topics of interest. He’s bursting with ideas and creativity and he even asks me how I am doing from time to time..! 😉
Jodi was masterful at subtly encouraging my son to begin to reference on his own without being asked to “look.”
His sessions are a place where he can go and have fun and play while gaining confidence and valuable skills to reference and to regulate.
Jodi is an expert at being able to follow my son’s lead and turn any and all play opportunities into opportunities to further grow.
She is also masterful at understanding just who my son is, when he needs a break and how he is feeling while in her care. She knows when to pull back and is always an encouraging and uplifting presence for him.
Overture’s approach is unique in that they recognize that the health of the child through proper nutrition is a component to supporting the whole child. Jodi has been an excellent and very knowledgeable resource on how to make whole foods palatable for my extremely picky eater and has sent recipes and made important recommendations along the way.
Our son is doing very well and we continue to feel supported by Jodi at every turn. She’s been our families lifesaver.
It is without any reservation that I recommend Jodi to any family seeking a supportive, kind, insightful and deeply knowledgeable support for not only their little one but for the support of the whole family.
With warm appreciation,