Catch up on all the fun learning for our social club members in term 4.
A child presents as a high-functioning and intelligent boy with a great deal of potential.
To reach that potential and to be able to maintain his current level of functioning both at school and in the community, we need to help him modify and become more consistent in how he manages his emotions.
Autism has slowly found a place on our television screens and is represented in numerous ways depicting just how broad the spectrum really is.
In last month’s article Irina explained the importance of functional communication. Once a child learns the fundamental elements of communication, we are then in a central position to start teaching them more complex communications such as requesting for help and conversations.
Function Communication Training (FCT) is the procedure through which individuals are taught that communication ‘gets them stuff.’ FCT teaches individuals how to use communicative responses in order to have their needs and wants met
It is no secret that the younger generations are technologically driven, visual learners. Technology can help our kids with ASD in a number of ways; here are a few different free apps that your child should have on their device.
There are a number of misconceptions surrounding Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) that we encounter on a daily basis.
A Functional Behaviour Assessment is a specific behavioural assessment designed to collect data on, obtain information about, and analyse the purpose a specific behaviour holds for a specific person.
AES is now using Exercise Buddy; a fun, interactive fitness based App for Apple and Android. Exercise Buddy uses a unique visual schedule system tailor made for individuals with Autism, and includes peer led instructional video’s and easy-to-use timers to encourage independent exercise and play.
I was prompted to write this ‘blog’ because of a parent picking up her child from our clinic the other day, mentioning how our Behaviour Interventionists always presented with such happy dispositions and are always so positive, encouraging and supportive towards not only her child, but to her as well.