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Center for Children with Special Needs Autism
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I am starting to give ideas on how to use PlayTalk effectively with your child to build interaction. As you know interaction with your child is a way to build communication and language. A natural interaction motivates the child and helps him building more language.

Communication is very very broadband. It includes both verbal and non-verbal communication.

Hope to see you using PlayTalk well. Visit www.playtalk.org

Getting Started

1) Familiarize your child with the pictures and vocabulary, so he knows what they symbolize.

2) Make relevant vocabulary / pictures visible and easily accessible.

3) Position yourself in close proximity to your child to make it easier for him to engage with you.

4) Model using the system yourself as you communicate with him.

5) Create opportunities for the child to use a picture to communicate his
thought/comment, choice, request, or clarification by:

6) Spotlighting the problem (that something is missing; that he wants something that isn’t there) by pausing using non-verbal communication (e.g., sound or expression showing you are wondering what he is thinking or that you are trying to think of what is needed; shifting your gaze to the picture) using declarative language (e.g., I wonder what you would like? I’m thinking about what we could play with; You look hungry!) modelling/demonstrating (use the pictures yourself sometimes in a declarative way or to request)

7) Explore what works best for your child: for him to point to the picture to show you. Regardless of how this is set up, remember to create space for him to continue to shift his gaze, engage in emotion sharing, consider options, problem solve, etc. Engagement is still the priority.

8) As always, keep the interaction as authentic as possible. For example:

9) Refrain from doing and saying the same things in the same ways. Add just-noticeable-differences to your actions, communication, and the activity itself.
Refrain from directly prompting him to use the pictures. Refrain from focusing on 'eliciting' his use of the device.

10) Refrain from setting up contrived, drill-like practice. Maintain authentic engagement and communication.

11) Avoid setting the expectation that he has to point to the picture every time he wants the object or every time he wants more. We do not want to present the picture pointing as a behaviour we are eliciting to acquire a reward. Keep it dynamic, just like spoken conversation. When what he is thinking or what he wants has been established, it’s shared knowledge, and we can communicate with him using shared gaze; facial expressions; gestures; and declaratives - as we do now.

12) Continue to model gestures, facial expressions, signs, sounds and words. All forms of communication are encouraged.

#AAC #AlternativeAndAugmentativeCommunication #PlayTalk #LetAllTheChildrenBeHeard #Autism #SpecialNeeds #SpeechTherapy
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For parents of children with Autism, education and empowerment is the key to erasing stigmas.

The empowerment of families "Starts with a note; it’s not your fault,”. “Next, it’s not going to be easy, but you have to take one day at a time and try to work with your child, not on your child.

We nurture the parents with the acceptance and a thought process to cherish their child and don’t get caught up on the child they wish they were.

When frustration sets in, don’t forget that the child is also frustrated and picks up on a lot more than they may show; they just don’t know how to articulate it. Thus, focus on communication over speech is the focal point of the NAUTI program.

Finally, we guide the parents to be their child’s biggest ally and advocate, and be prepared to stand for them at all times.

This is a small snapshot of NAUTI trainings.

https://youtu.be/E8QwVUYVmRo

Program start date: 11th June 2018
Training start date: 13th June 2018.

Write us at info@playstreet.in for more details

#autism #parentempowerment #specialneeds #earlyintervention #Hanen #RDI #SensoryIntegration #SpecialEducation #TalkTools #AAC #Communication #Langauge #SpeechDevelopment
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PlayStreet announces its VI Hanen based early intervention school program for families with young children with Autism.

The NAUTI Program has been developed to facilitate interaction as a base for developing every other skill that’s needed for a child. For those children who are not ready to pay attention, find enjoyment in a two-way communication, copy what you do or say or interact with other people, this program would be a good start.

This Program focuses on teaching Parents how to be the main facilitators at home in order to bring about more communication and other pre-language skills. It is an intensive program that involves working closely with a Speech and Language Therapist to help parents facilitate interaction and communication in home settings, an Occupational Therapist to help parents help their children through their sensory issues and a Special Educator to help parents learn strategies to develop the needed skills in their child.

Parents of the NAUTI program will receive around 22 classroom trainings over the span of 6 months to empower them with the knowledge that would help them be the best facilitators and skill trainers.

The program is based on More Than Words® - The Hanen Program - Developed by speech-language pathologists who are experts in the field of autism, More Than Words is a family-centered, social–pragmatic intervention program for parents of young children with ASD. Its goal is to build capacity in parents so they can play a primary role in facilitating their child’s social, communication, and vocabulary development.

The NAUTI program helps parents:

1) Identify their child’s sensory preferences, learning style, and stage of communication

2) Understand why their child behaves in certain ways and how to address these behaviours

3) Use the above information to set realistic communication goals collaboratively with the SLP

4) Use everyday routines and play activities as contexts for building the child’s social and communication skills

5) Structure the child’s environment to increase his motivation and opportunities to communicate

6) Facilitate the development of joint attention within pleasurable, extended interactions

7) Facilitate the development of imitation and use of gestures

8 ) Use visual aids and print to build the child’s understanding

9) Fine-tune their language input to foster expressive and receptive language development

10) Facilitate their child’s play skills

11) Help their child make friends

Program start date : 11th June 2018
Training start date : 13th June 2018

Contact us at info@playstreet.in for more details.

#bangalore #bengaluru #autism #autismtreatment #Hanen #RDI #RedefiningAutismTreatments #buildingamind #RDI #itsjustbeingaparent #ABAalternatives #treatingautismwithbraingrowth #skillsarenotqualityoflife #qualityoflife #braingrowth #buildingabrain #intrinsicmotivation #parenting #treatingautism
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APRIL is the World Autism Awareness month!

PlayStreet brought various FREE CAMPS for families to experience a new perspective on naturalistic and effective interventions first hand with their child in April 2018.

The final in the list is a camp on Hanen and RDI on 28th April 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

What we know is that unless we directly address the core areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders, the prognosis for quality of life is very poor.

Regulation and neural rehabilitation is required the most when it comes to autism treatment.

Play development is a critical part of supporting young children with autism, and parents are key players in helping their child build these skills.

The free camps are an initiative to help families to understand the changing perspective of intervention for children with Autism by giving experience of a few good strategies. This is not a training program or an assessment or a treatment session for a child.

Limited Seats available. First cum first served by registering at the following link:

https://goo.gl/forms/d8n9w8F63dicpE7V2

Email us at info@playstreet.in for more info

#educationempowers #empowerment #socialchange
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APRIL is World Autism Awareness month !

PlayStreet brings various FREE CAMPS for families to experience a new perspective on naturalistic and effective interventions first hand with their child in April 2018.

The free camps are an initiative to help families to understand the changing perspective of intervention for children with Autism by giving experience of a few good strategies. This is not a training program or an assessment or a treatment session for a child.

Limited Seats available in each camp. First cum first served by registering at the following link:

https://goo.gl/forms/d8n9w8F63dicpE7V2

Email us at info@playstreet.in for more info

#Autism #autismawareness #april #oralplacementtherapy #HWT #Hanencentre #RDI #bangalore #bengaluru #marthahalli #whitefield #autismawarenessmonth
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What should our kids with ASD do in summers ?

It would be a change for them to get an environment for play development keeping the sensory needs in mind.
It would make a huge difference to families if they get to understand the importance of emotional development for the growing children.

If you have a child with ASD in the age range 3 to 7 years, and you believe that developing communication and play is more important than just focusing on speech, then we have designed a Summer Camp for your child this summer.

Limited Seats!

Email us on info@playstreet.in for more details.

#autismspectrumdisorder #Autism #SummerCamp #therapy #Marathahalli #Whitefield #sensoryprocessingdisorder #nonverbalautism #nonverbal #articulation #SLP #speechtherapy #occupationaltherapy #playstreet
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Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

This the time to recognize your hard work, love for others and good things you have done.... You all worked very hard!
Our kids teach us to smile and be brave even in the most difficult times... This journey is different and long but if we accept the difference, it's one of the most rewarding ones.
Thanks for standing with us. Best wishes to all from PlayStreet Family !
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Our Director, Shereen Idiculla, was invited as a Guest Faculty to speak in a conference organised by Aster Medcity and IAP, Cochin on the Current Trends in Intervention for the Management of Autism.

— feeling proud.
— feeling empowered.
— feeling fantastic.

#Autism #Bangalore #intervention
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