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Happy Ladders is an early intervention platform that empowers parents to expand the potential of their child with developmental needs through play and daily routines.

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For Organizations

Increase Equity & Acccess

There are a multitude of reasons why it may be challenging to reach all the families you support. Happy Ladders means extending your reach — and never having to say no.

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For Parents

Expand Your child's Potential

Meet your child where they're at and teach the developmental skills they need — in the time you have — through play and daily routines.

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Developmental Progress in Less Than 2 Hours a Week


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Meet Our Parent-Led Revolutionaries

Praise & Progress

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"She would always fuss when putting her shoes on. But this week, she went to find her shoes alone and put them on by herself!It's big progress because she wouldn't even keep them on before, let alone put them on."

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Enrica H.

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"At 18 months my daughter was undiagnosed and non-verbal. After a few months of using doing the communication activities with her, she began talking.She is doing so well, I was able to enroll her in a Montessori School. I'm so grateful to have something while we wait for services."

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Maria S.

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"When I first started, Mac wouldn't even sit for 5 seconds with a book. Zero interest in them. I kept at it because of you and your program, now he has several favorite books and one is a must bring, favorite item!"

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Jordan B.

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"My son learned how to greet his teacher by her name when entering the classroom by me prompting him everyday and then giving him positive reinforcement immediately after by giving him a little packet of gummy bears. Today he finally did it on his own when I faded out the prompting and waited to see if he would do it."

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Rosami S.

Getting Started

How Happy Ladders Works

Sign Up for Happy Ladders

Download Happy Ladders, create an account, and complete the onboarding process.

Complete an Assessment

Complete a short developmental skill assessment in each skill category.

Get Personalized Therapy Plan

Get a personalized therapy plan of simple play and routine-based activities that target the appropriate developmental skills for your child.

Do Simple Activities

Pick one of a few activities from your child's personalized dashboard and spend several (or even just a few) minutes several times a week doing the activity with your child.

Watch Child Climb Their Happy Ladders

Really. That's it. The key to Happy Ladders isn't expertise or doing more. It's small, consistent effort in the time you have each day.

Simple & Fun

Teach essential skills by playing — and connecting — with your child.

Easy to Access

Go at your own pace, on your phone or your tablet,, wherever and whenever. Plus, no one in your home, and no schedule to follow.

Fits Into Busy Life

All activities are designed to allow you to seamlessly teach skill development through play and everyday routines like bath time, feeding, and play time.


Covers all areas of skill development including Communication, Play, Self-Help and Community & Coping.

Why Happy Ladders?

Empowered Parents, Expanded Potential

1 in 4 children in the United States are now diagnosed with a developmental need, straining resources and limiting access to services. We overcome these challenges by leveraging a child's best assets — parents and caregivers.

Better Outcomes

Children who receive parent-led therapy have less severe overall symptoms later in childhood, with improved social communication and reduced repetitive behaviors. In addition, research has shown that children can make the same or more progress as conventional therapy. Check out recent research from the Catalight Foundation and BYU.

Play and Routine-Based

Happy Ladders uses play and daily routines to help expand a child's potential through small, consistent, effort. It's not magic, but sometimes it can feel that way.

Created by Parent-Led Pioneers

Created by busy parents that dared to imagine a different approach. Happy Ladders is the culmination of more than 15 years delivering Parent-Led Therapy. — and seeing the outcomes first-hand.

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Why Parent-Led Therapy?

Take charge of your child's development and embrace your role as their ultimate teacher! Harnessing your inherent motivation and dedication can make a lasting impact on their growth, unlocking your child's fullest potential and creating a brighter future for them.

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