Behavioral and Educational Strategies and Training
5716 Pirrone Road
Salida, CA 95368
(209) 579-9444
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employees share their favorite Moments

"For weeks one of my clients had been struggling with working a mouse on a computer at school. When I found out how hard it was for her to play on the thing she loved the most I brought my own computer and mouse to her house and worked with her for a couple sessions on it. Before leaving for lunch one day she had finally played a game using the mouse on her own. The look on her face when she realized I had helped her achieve what she needed in order for her to do her favorite thing gave me the feeling that she knew how much I cared about her success."
-Lauren

 "Seeing one of my clients go from not talking to being one of the first people to raise his hand during 1st grade and answer questions. To watch so much improvement and growth is exciting. And to know that all our hard work was actually helping him succeed was awesome!" 
-Emily


"I have many favorite memories, but my favorite type is watching a child accomplish something they couldn't do before."
-Sonia


 "My best moment would have to be with a client's family last day with me. Mom cried cheerfully toward the last hour of my shift. Her son at the age of two [had been] speaking, but then stopped with no words. Now he's speaking Mandarin and using the PEC board like a pro. He wouldn't go potty for any of the BTs, but he [would] for me. On my way out of the house, she emotionally hugged me, thanking me for everything we as a company have done, and all the things I've done personally that helped her son's development. She was scared for the future of her son. I assured her that he will do great whenever he is placed. We shared a couple of fond memories and said our last good-byes. That touched my heart deeply. I felt I accomplished so much after the day was done. " 
-Tony


"My favorite memory working for BEST was watching as one of my nonverbal clients used Picture Exchange Communication at a fast food restaurant to order. It was the first time in his life that he had been able to functionally communicate with a novel person in the community."

- Marc


"My favorite memory at BEST was when I got promoted to an Assistant Clinical Supervisor. Before I started working here I wasn't sure what I wanted in a career. After being here for only a couple [of] months I knew this was the place for me. I enrolled in a master's program and started working toward moving up within the company. Getting promoted was a big accomplishment for me and by far one of my favorite memories!"
- Brittany


"Working here for 4 years, you tend to work with a client and watch them grow. After working with one client for over two years, and hearing from their family and loved ones that they appreciate what we do and how big of an impact we have on their child's life, that really hits you. That has to be one of my favorite not just memories, but moments of this job that reoccurs everyday."

- Nico