We specialise in groups for parents when it is necessary for you to be taught the specifics of certain skill acquisition programs for your child.
These are once off short programs, 2 and 3 hours in duration.
For Early Learners:
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
- Behaviour Support and Instruction
- Sleep Problems
- Eating Issues
- Toilet training programs
For late Primary and Adolescents:
Schools and agencies can be hesitant about their role in teaching these skills, but professionals and families know that it is important to address the safety and relationship issues that their students are struggling with.
Teaching what healthy relationships look like
- Don’t know how to “hang out” with their friends and/or don’t have many friends
- Too old for play dates
- Relationships outside of school are difficult for them
- Getting together in groups requires planning
Mixed Messages and White Lies
- Relationships are filled with mixed messages and white lies…..
- Ask a girl out…she is always busy…
- Will you go to the prom with me? “I’ll think about it”
- People do not always mean what they say.
- We must teach about white lies
- Teach all types of boundaries
- Personal Space, Physical Boundaries, Public & Private
- Touching, emotional and informational boundaries
- Relationship and sexual boundaries
- Touching Rules
- No stalking
Toilet Training Programs
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) generally show the same signs of readiness for toilet training as typically developing children do, but these signs might appear when your child is older, the training might take longer and there is the necessity to consider the variables connected to your particular child’s needs.
Sometimes toilet training children with ASD is associated with other behaviour problems, like being afraid of the toilet, going in places other than the toilet, afraid of using any other toilet than their own, filling the toilet with paper and other materials, continually flushing the toilet, smearing faeces on the wall and other places, and refusing to poop. Gut issues like constipation can also be a factor.
Children with ASD need extra teaching and some strategies adjusted to suit their needs. AES can assist parents through this journey and provide both formal and informal toilet training structures; both catering for independent toileting rather than a toilet training system.
For further information or to register your interest for any of these programs, please call us on (08) 9240 5800.