27 Jan 2016
Token economy systems (e.g. sticker/reward charts, points systems) are extremely effective tools and behaviour strategy for both parents and teachers in order to provide positive reinforcement, teach appropriate behaviour and minimise challenging behaviour. They allow caregivers to reward target (appropriate) behaviours and allow children to visually see the goal or ‘prize’ that they are [...]Read more How to use Token Reward Systems with children with Autism as a behaviour strategy
20 Jan 2016
Why is PLAYTIME so important for my child with autism’s communication skills? The Link Between Play and Learning PLAY is more than just fun and games for infants and children. Communication begins before we even learn to talk. In the first few months of life, babies learn to communicate by listening to voices and sounds, […]Read more PLAY, LAUGH, LEARN LANGUAGE – and Autism
2 Dec 2015
2 Dec 2015
Routines are an integral component to preparing for and attending school. Routines enable children to anticipate what happens next and gives them a great deal of control over what they do during each part of the day.Read more How To Implement Routines Effectively
13 Nov 2015
PECS is an efficient mode of communication for children who are non-verbal and children who “speak” but have difficulties being understood by others. In this way, a child’s pictures act as their “words” while speech and language skills are still developing, which in turn is likely to reduce frustration and behaviours associated with communication breakdowns.Read more Will Using PECS Stop the Development of Speech?
10 Nov 2015
High Functioning Autism or Aspergers Syndrome is the term used to describe individuals on the autism spectrum who have a normal or higher intelligence and a strong language ability, but have the core features of Autism Spectrum Disorder.Read more What is High Functioning Autism (Aspergers Syndrome)?
10 Nov 2015
Parents frequently ask "What are the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder?" and unfortunately we can't always give a straight answer. Autism isn't like most diagnoses where your child will display symptoms x, y and z and you know that's what it is. Autism has a range of symptoms that fit into two categories and the presentations between children may vary significantly. Read on to find out [...]Read more Early Signs and Symptoms of Autism