Parents are the first and foremost teacher to their children; therefore, it is important that parents learn specific strategies needed to handle their own children. Initial parent education is offered, child assessments are completed, and then an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is created for each student.
General skills targeted are:
- Physical and vocal Imitation to enhance observational learning.
- Improving basic communication: Requesting Preferred Activities/Items, responding to other’s instructions, labelling things in the environment, learning basic intraverbal skills.
- Visual performance skills: sorting, matching, etc.
- Group performance skills: making eye contact, taking turns, increasing sitting tolerance.
- A senior therapist leads daily group sessions, which are followed by parents working one-on-one with their kid in our facility with the therapist’s assistance on a rotating basis. It lasts for six weeks and requires 1.5 hours per day. A maximum of four kids could be in the group