Good communication is more than learning how to talk. Communication also includes interacting, noticing and engaging with those around them, and “hanging in” or persisting when faced with challenges or change. We call this “active engagement”. Research shows that young children with autism who have at least 25 hours of active engagement time a week do better in kindergarten than those who don’t.

Our ESI programs uses evidence–based strategies that can be used in everyday activities with your child to promote social communication. It is for children 0-4 years of age with or without a diagnosis of autism. The child and caregiver participate together exploring how to make every moment count!

3 week program

Most parents and professionals are familiar with motor milestones; however, few parents and professionals know the key milestones of social communication and language development. This 3-week program is designed to introduce families to early communication skills and how to encourage their young child to use those critical early communication skills

Groups days and time:

Friday’s 10:00 – 10:45 – November 13, 20, 27 – via zoom

Friday’s 10:00 – 10:45 – December 4, 11, 18 – Maier South

Fee-$145.00-handouts and cue cards for each session explaining what we will focus on for the session and between session planning cards to ensure you are getting the most from the session. Each family will also be provided with a session materials box, this will include all of the items/props we will be using in the group sessions.

6 week program

Moments add up to minutes and hours that are important to improve social communication. You will learn specific supports to use to improve social communication. These supports are organized into three layers, much like the layers of a cake 1st Layer: Shared Agenda, 2nd Layer: Social Reciprocity, 3rd Layer: Better Skills. In this 6 week program you will learn how to use the supports in each layer with your child and gain confidence to make everyday moments a chance to practice and learn.

 

Groups days and time:

Information will be provided about the weekly focus for each session, how to plan for using the strategies between sessions as well as how to make the sessions successful for you and your child

Thursday’s 10:00-10:45 – November 12, 19, 26, December 10, 17 – Maier South

Monday’s 10:00-10:45 – November 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14, 21 – via Zoom 

Fee-$225.00 – 1 pre-group session with parents, handouts and cue cards for each session explaining what we will focus on for the session and between session planning cards to ensure you are getting the most from the session. Each family will also be provided with a session materials box, this will include all of the items/props we will be using in the group sessions.