Social skills may seem like an easy goal. Parents often say, “I just want him to play with his friends”, or “I want him to make friends”. Recently I had someone say to me “he has friends at school so he doesn’t really need social skills”. Having ‘friends’ and having the skills to appropriately interact with these friends, and navigate social situations are two different things.
This month we welcome a new member to the AES family. Elanore has joined the team as Social Clubs Team Leader. With over 10 years’ experience dedicated to working with children from babies through to teenagers, Elanore has a Bachelor of Psychology and is also a qualified primary school teacher.
AES would like to invite you to a free information session on a new initiative being introduced by the Western Australian Police Force. The initiative aims to establish an “Alert” process that will facilitate interaction and communication between police and individuals on the autism spectrum.
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.