Child Centered


Philosophy

  1. I believe that every child on the spectrum has his/her unique learning style and therefore requires an individualized program that not only meets the needs but also reflects that style.
  2. I believe that learning should be fun and motivating to encourage child’s active participation.
  3. I believe in targeting all developmental domains in the individualized program, so the kids can make balanced gains as they grow.
  4. I believe in training family members along with the interventionists, as the primary caregivers play an integral role in child learning and generalizing skills.
  5. I believe that behind each success is tremendous team effort. To ensure teamwork, open communication, trust and data sharing is essential.
  6. I believe that kids with autism deserve the same access to the normalized setting learning places as any other kid, like choice of integration in the classroom, recreational facilities etc.
  7. I believe in raising public awareness about the disorder and its various aspects by conducting workshops and educational seminars.

Goals

  1. Understanding and strengthening child’s coping and learning skills.
  2. Correct interpretation of the reactive behaviours and strategies to resolve those.
  3. Enhancing attention to the elements of the immediate environment.
  4. Developing receptive comprehension and means of communication
  5. Developing interest in the academic skills and achieving IEP goals.
  6. Strengthening motor skills and interest in age appropriate activities and games.
  7. Improving sibling and peer interaction.

Family’s Role

  1. Families will recruit their early childhood or support workers and manage/coordinate the schedules.
  2. Family members are strongly encouraged to attend the teaching sessions both in the beginning and during the program. This would help them play and communicate better with the child and can also help the child integrate a newly mastered skill into his daily routine for easy generalization..

Consultant Role

  1. Initial evaluation of the child’s needs.
  2. Designing a program individualized to the child’s needs and strengths.
  3. Support workers training and in-home program implementation.
  4. Regular supervision and goal management.