The Early Intervention Parent Training Program
This training program is an intensive 8 week program designed to teach parents how to deliver early intervention methods/ therapies in a simplified way to their own children. It also aims to change parenting behaviors and teach parents positive reinforcement methods. Studies have shown that training parents reduces their stress and improves parental mental health and also improves the quality of the parent-child relationship. During this program the children will receive a mix of different therapies mentioned below.
Speech therapy to develop a child’s communication
Occupational therapy to develop skills for daily life, including physical skills.
Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech.
The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is a way for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to communicate without relying on speech. To communicate, people use cards with pictures, symbols, words or photographs that represent tasks, actions or objects.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning. ABA therapy is most effective if therapy begins when children that are younger than age 5, although older children with Autism can also benefit.
Floortime is a relationship-based therapy for children with autism. The intervention is called Floortime because the parent gets down on the floor with the child to play and interact with their child at their level.