Lydia is an spunky, sweet, music loving 4 year old that was diagnosed with ASD, dyspraxia, and SPD just after her 2nd birthday. She had, up until recently, been qualified as non-verbal as well. She had some words and sounds that people with her regularly occasionally could understand. We knew she could understand more than she could say. We started Geminii on a trial basis in January of this year. Within a week Lydia was making more eye contact, trying to initiate interactions with peers and adults across her home and school environment. She was watching people’s mouths when they were speaking. She began to babble and tell stories, only those of us with Lydia regularly could understand, but she was telling them. We knew we needed to continue this journey. In March Lydia would come home from school or aquatic therapy and tell me stories. One word here and there in a sequence that she wanted me to to repeat to be sure I understood, (“Pool” “You went to the pool?” “Water” “You went swimming in the water?” “Under” “You went under the water in the pool today?”). We were having a conversation! Both of us were excited and she told the story all night. In April, she grabbed her brother’s microphone, brought it into the living room and sang all of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. We were all so proud that she sang it to us for 20 minutes straight, scanning the room each time she began to be sure all eyes were on her and if they weren’t, she would shout a, “Hey!” to command her audience and begin. At a recent team meeting with her preschool, everyone raved about how amazing they felt she had improved in the past few months. They had done a mini language inventory for a few days and she was talking up a storm and imitating just about anything. She had improved to minimally verbal and thriving in that short time! We are so gratefully the program. She has favorite lessons and watches them anywhere!