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Meet the therapist in the tail:

Applied Mermaid

Registered Behavior Technician + Speech Language Pathology Assistant who is on the path to become a BCBA scientist!

Cheryl Pastrana advocates for Speech strategies + ABA principles when working with children who are on the spectrum or have a diagnosis of Autism by pulling from her therapy background and advocating simplified language and premack principle rules during everyday interactions with children with communication needs such as those who are undergoing early intervention.

This is what makes Applied Mermaid swim lessons suitable for after care program installations such as “Story Time with Cheariel, The Orlando Mermaid” highly engaging for kids who struggle with expressive/receptive communication skills.

Applied Mermaid is offering swim lessons with a mermaid experience for kids with neurodiversity because kiddoz with Autism love the water!

Children’s Mermaid Performer + Swim Instructor for Kids with Autism
  • Advocates Expressive/ Receptive Skills through Story time + Singing with a Mermaid with a Therapy Background.
  • Uses Simplified Language such as Premack Principle during swim lessons, understands and can demonstrate different prompting levels for assisted interactions during instructions involving receptive communication.
  • Helps Build Strength + Survival Skills with swim lessons led by an American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor to remain in your child’s toolkit for life upon maintenance and mastery.
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