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Our Program

Autism is a very complex condition that is observed in the early growing-up years of some children. Its characteristics are evident by age three and the disability is life-long. Autism affects the way the person communicates and relates to other people. Children with autism have difficulties with everyday

TEACHING TECHNIQUES

Various teaching techniques are used to help the behaviour, language and communication skills of children with autism. They include :

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VISUAL AID

Visual timetable showing times and simple drawings of the activities, so that the child knows exactly what they will be doing and when.

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SOCIAL STORIES

How to cope with different situations using the technique of Social Stories.

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SOCIAL SKILLS

Role play activities to help them learn social skills like turn taking.

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P.E.C.S

Pictures as symbols to teach children the names of different objects, to exchange a picture for the object he or she wants, to construct simple sentences using the pictures.

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TEACCH

Visual supports such as timetable to help provide structure and improve understanding. Children are given clear instructions for every stage of an activity, usually presented in a visual way.

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THERAPIES

Various teaching techniques are used to help the behaviour, language and communication skills of children with autism. They include :

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Helps the children to improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.

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SPEECH THERAPY

Helps in improving speech and language skills and oral motor abilities. Tongue exercises helps to overcome specific communication difficulties. Apart from one-one sessions, use of special communication devices such as I-pad helps the children with severe communication disorders.

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BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) approach teaches social, motor and verbal behaviours through careful behavioural observation and positive reinforcement.

 

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ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY

Animal-assisted therapy increases self-confidence and
other skills in children with autism. It helps the children to increase eye contact and speech. It also helps in calming down agitated and crying children.

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DRUM CIRCLE THERAPY

Drum therapy is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression.

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MUSIC, TABLA, DANCE & THERAPY

The reason behind giving these therapies is that autistic children do not engage in normal social activities, and music sessions give them an opportunity to express themselves. They start with learning how to play a musical instrument, as he or she gets intimidated by human contact. Slowly, the therapy moves on to include singing and even dancing, and the child shows interest for such activities. This gives the child an emotional outlet as well as a sense of fulfillment.

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MAKING THE CHILDREN INDEPENDENT

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In mid of year 2012, we have started another school, for autistic teenagers from 14 to 17 years of age as we felt the need of providing pre-vocational training to our 14+ children. Children are taught to engage in several activities. They are taught to make paper bags, gift boxes, greeting cards, envelopes, jelly wax floating candles, bookmarks, diwali diyas, jewelry boxes etc. Apart from these, we are also teaching the kids how to grind atta or dals.

Many parents worry about their child’s future. We ensure that each child engages in some activity which can be useful in their life in the future.