Making progress! Jenni “JWoww” Farley shared an update on how her son, Greyson Mathews, is doing since the Jersey Shore starlet revealed his autism diagnosis to her fans in November 2018. “It’s been a little over six months since he started with We Care Autism and applied behavior analysis [a.k.a ABA services, it] has been one hell of an experience,” the 33-year-old said in her YouTube video uploaded on Tuesday, October 1.
The MTV personality — who shares two kids: Meilani, 5, and Greyson, 3, with her ex Roger Mathews — continued to explain Greyson’s routine. “He used to have [ABA therapy for] two-to-three hours, three times a week, and he would also do speech and OT [occupational therapy] at a local hospital. Recently, we got approved for 30 hours a week of ABA, which is huge because 30 hours of ABA has been a game-changer,” she said. “Not only that, but Greyson goes to preschool three hours a day, five days a week, and his ABA specialist, Steph, goes there for two hours with him to really help him transition into the everyday world with people and little kids his own age. You’re going to see the craziest difference ever.”
Throughout the video, Greyson’s specialist asked him to identify animals, objects and body parts. Naturally, the toddler got everything right, so JWoww rewarded him with two kinds of presents. “Greyson loves YouTube, like majority of kids out there, so he gets a couple of seconds of YouTube,” she said. “And if he goes potty, he requests — a lot of times — a circle, which is a coin, and he is allowed a piece of gum out of his gumball machine with his two favorite colors. Bubbie’s favorite thing right now is Justice League, Marvel — I really don’t know the difference. He loves Spiderman, and he loves Hulk Smash.”
The brunette beauty couldn’t stop gushing over how proud she is of her little boy. “This is all within a year,” she shared about his journey. “Going from not acknowledging your name or being able to sit for literally 30 seconds, to doing I can’t even explain it. I can’t wait to show you [his progress[ by Christmas. He should have even more of an update because of how fast he’s been shooting from the hip. I feel like our next goal will be fully potty-trained, [counting from] one to 20 on his own, maybe more. I feel like he is just taking over the world.”
Way to go, Greyson!
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