Teletherapy gives us convenience and safety in this time of pandemic.   It connects us, parents, to the therapy room of our child thus, making us both learners.  Teletherapy serves as the actual implementation of what our child learned and absorbed during his therapy sessions prior to the pandemic. In our case, teletherapy continues to develop my child’s adaptive skills particularly home skills. He enjoys to learn cooking, housekeeping, helping in doing laundry and maintaining his living space with minimal supervision from us. He appreciates that learning is fun at home.  To date, we consider teletherapy as our much awaited weekly activity.  We prepare his home works together and make sure that we are present and attentive in every session. We are grateful to Teacher Weng for her guidance and for addressing our issues and concerns.  We are looking forward for more skills to be developed as we continue our new normal set-up.  Change is not easy but we will cope.

Every time we go to Trails, we see hope. Hope in every child trying so hard to catch up. Hope in every parent, trying their best to provide what their child needs. Hope in every teacher, trying passionately all the possibilities to help each family.

Trails has been an eye-opener for us that as parents, it is also our part to help our child. Trails also gave us hope and inspiration. We are happy that the positive traits that Trails teachers taught him were used in everyday activities, and helped him improve a lot.

Through the guidance of the exceptionally skillful, innovative, and caring team of Trails, our son has shown remarkable improvement in his social and communication skills.

From a very timid and extremely shy boy with a barely audible voice, he has bloomed to a friendly and fun-loving kid; now always eager to perform on stage during school programs or events.

His reading and language sessions in Trails have greatly helped him perform better in school.

Going to Trails weekly has always been a much-anticipated activity for him. He looks forward to seeing and interacting with his teachers and classmates every time.

With all the progress he’s made in Trails, we know that we have found the right place and people who will help him reach his fullest potential.

It’s still a long way to go for our son, but with the ever supportive teachers and staff of Trails behind him, our hopes and aspirations have never been higher.

Thank you Trails!

Trails has been my partner for my son’s therapy for less than a month now and in that short period I saw gradual improvements from him which made us really happy. How now responds to his name when called, can clap his hands, responds to simple instructions like “look at the window” and “see what’s outside”. These are small things but a big milestone for someone like him.

Thank you Trails!

Trails family accepted me despite of my lack of experience, walked with me through my first pedia therapy sessions, gave a pat on my back after my first session with a very cranky and crying child, showed a thumbs up when my kid experienced his first independent walking, let me go when I wanted to try a new field of work and then welcomed me back with no questions ask.

Trails is a place to grow, a place to make dreams turn into reality and a place to go to rest and just be you. Most of us had been with Trails through a lot of seasons in life but stayed strong and resilient. I do believe it is something that all of us have in our DNA. It might be there from the beginning thus we were drawn here or it maybe an acquired trait due to proximity with people with the same values. Whatever it may be, Trails is what it is because our head (family) or should I say roots (tree), are a couple who also stayed strong through trials and triumphs in life.

Cozy and homey, where everyone gets to be who they want to be: kids, parents, and teachers. Trails’ environment also nurtures friendship among us, there are no ‘seniors’ or ‘juniors’ only colleagues, roomies and buddies. I’ve started and grown with Trails, I may have to leave one day, but my heart, soul and gratitude will always be with it.

I remembered saying yes to a survey asking if the interns were willing to have a two-month rotation in Laguna. It was one of the best decisions I have ever done. Even during internship, Trails taught us that creating a bond is better than earning, loving what you do makes your work love you back. Trails has shown me that colleagues can be friends and that friendship can be taken higher to being a family. As my 2-month rotation ended, I promised that I’d be back at Trails. And indeed, I was blessed to be given the chance to be a part of this embracing family 12 months after.