This program is about teaching attributes, like colors. The purpose of the program is to have the student understand what we are specifically talking about when a therapist shows a student an object that may or may not vary in other dimensions, like size.
This is a paying attention program. The purpose of the program is to teach students to learn to look at the therapist in order to make an initiation. A token economy is used to help establish this contingency.
Kasey is currently 3 years old and will very soon turn 4 in December 2016. Today, let’s take a look at the basic assessment we have done with him. We have involved him in many various tasks to evaluate his overall abilities and analyse his strengths and weaknesses.
This week we will continue sharing the progress made by Kasey at Autism Partnership. Let’s take a look what Kasey can do now in the areas of communication, classroom routine and instructions following.
In this video, we will emphasize on teaching Kasey how to comprehend and answer the 3 Wh-questions: What, Who and Where. We have engaged him in various activities to build up his knowledge in these Wh-questions. Let’s take a look his progress!
In this video, we focus on training Kasey in preparing for group learning sessions. He has been doing a fantastic job in his 1 on 1 training and we will soon move him to our Little Learners Class. But before doing that, there are some skills that Kasey needs to acquire. Let’s take a look […]
In this video, we will focus on Kasey’s toilet training during these 3 weeks. The average age for children to be toilet trained is two years, six months, but Kasey, now at the age of 4, still unable to go to toilet independently and needs to wear diapers. This brings great concerns to Kasey’s parents […]
Hi, today we will be sharing the learning progress of Kasey on “Asking “Where” Questions”. The ability to ask questions is a very important skill to a developing child. However, many children with ASD have difficulty using language effectively, especially when they talk to other people. And very often, when they are situated in unknown […]
Children with ASD often exhibit difficulties in processing information, understanding the concept of time, analyzing a situation and predicting the consequences of an action. Kasey, now at the age of 4, also has poor cognitive skills. He doesn’t quite understand the daily happenings surrounding him. And thus, this week, we emphasized in increasing his cognitive […]
Have you noticed that children with ASD are often awaiting others to ask them questions? Many parents of children with autism are concerned about how to teach their child to make comments or ask questions more spontaneously. Some parents say, “My child is non-verbal, let alone make a verbal request.”, while other parents say “ […]
Let us introduce our new AP student, Kimi! Kimi is currently 2 years and 7 months old and has just started training at AP last week. In this video, we will be sharing his baseline and training of his very first few days at our center. Similar with Kasey, we will have weekly updates of […]
In this short video, we will continue sharing our training progress of our little new student, Kimi. Kimi is in his second week of training at AP. In this week, we have emphasized on training his learning to learn skill and improving his in-class learning and concentration spans. Our therapists have developed a series of […]
Today we will take a close look at Kimi’s early language development. The development of receptive (listening) and expressive (speaking) language in very young children from 0-6 years old is important because oral language has a measurable impact on the acquisition of literacy skills in later years. Children at the age of 2-3 years old […]
Today we will be sharing the learning progress of our little friend, Kimi, on his “Learning to Wait” skills. Parents often tell us that their kids cannot wait and lacking of patience. When asked to wait, they will throw tantrum, screaming and crying. Same goes for our little friend, Kimi. He doesn’t understand the concept […]
Behavior problems of children with autistic spectrum disorders are among the most challenging and stressful issues faced by schools and parents in their efforts to provide appropriate educational programs. Problem behaviors such as tantrum, non-compliance, physical aggression and self-injury are major barriers to effective social and educational development. In the past days, Kimi has also […]
Does your child love pretending? Pretend play is when a child uses his or her imagination to create scenarios involving multiple perspectives, either with themselves, other children, or toys. When your child is pretending to be a chef cooking food, a doctor talking to a patient or an astronaut walking on the moon, they are […]
Children with ASD often exhibit rigidity behaviors, including repeated speeches, repeated actions, rigid routines, and stubbornness. Kimi has also exhibited rigidity in class, refusing working with other therapists except Jacky. Let’s take a look at the systematic desensitization programs Ivy has created to overcome the anxiety of Kimi working with different therapists.
To maintain Kimi’s eye contact on Ivy during our language training, we apply “Eye Token”. Let’s see how we do it! Note: This is not a general attention program, the function of this eye token program is to teach Kimi how to focus spontaneously on Ivy’s face and mouth for better articulation.
What should we do when a child is having behavior problems? In AP, we use various levels of programs in dealing with child’s behavior issues, and this includes a system called “Time-in”. Notes: “Time-in” is a more advanced program, for children who have good self-awareness skills.
Children with ASD often have difficulties in communicating, socializing and playing with others. And very often, they exhibit behavior problems and social barriers, which make others think they are hard to approach. All children love playing games and that do not exclude children with ASD. However, parents often neglect the importance of social play, and […]
What is attention? Attention is how long a child can sustain his thought and mind on a specific object or task without being distracted by other things. Every child has different attention span, and typically the older we get, the longer attention span we can sustain. However, children with autism have difficulties in sustaining attention, […]
Children with ASD often exhibit difficulties in the learning process of behaviour, social interaction and communication skills. Our new student, Cheuk Cheuk, also exhibits difficulties in various language areas, including spontaneous verbal and non-verbal language and comprehensive skills. In the video, Toby discusses and breakdowns Cheuk Cheuk’s first week performance and his current skill levels […]
Play skill is often an overlooked area of intervention. Playing toys, games or activities serves as a replacement skill and a vehicle for children to engage with other people socially. In this video, Toby explains how we evaluate Cheuk Cheuk’s performance and the importance of developing sound Play skills. Let’s see how Cheuk Cheuk is […]
Difficulties with social skills and social interactions are a hallmark of ASD. Their difficulties with social interaction may manifest in various ways, such as lack of social interests and difficult to interpret non-verbal cues. In this video, Toby will discuss how we evaluate Cheuk Cheuk’s performance in terms of social. Let’s take a look at […]
Behavior problems of children with ASD such as tantrums, non-compliance, physical aggression and self-injury are major barriers to effective acquisition of other skills. Problem behaviors are among the most challenging issues faced by parents and teachers in their efforts to provide appropriate educational programs. In the first few days, Cheuk Cheuk has also demonstrated behavior […]
We are excited to introduce Mia, the very first child joining our Quality ABA Educational Program! Mia is currently 2 years and 2 months old, a very adorable girl who loves to explore. She came to our AP office this week and we wanted to share with you what we have analysed based on the […]
Today’s Mia’s 2nd day at AP! We’d like to share with you what progress she’s made this morning! Let’s take a look at how we helped Mia to understand how does the token economy work, and what we have done to facilitate Mia’s imitation skills and get her to participate in some out-of-chair tasks.
Here’s an update on Mia’s Day 3 at AP. Today Mia’s learnt to imitate some new actions and could make more sounds consistently. We’ve also done some matching activities to work on her attending skills and help her be more aware of the environment. Let’s see how our day was!
We are very excited to share with you the progress she has made in Day 4 and Day 5. Huge progress in her imitation skills, where she can copy some of the actions and sounds without exhibiting any behavior problems! She now can also follow some simple instructions, which she couldn’t able to do so […]