How we can help someone who has ASD: - Sensory profiles for children at home and in school - Coaching for parents - Collaboration with teachers - Coaching for young adults
Sensory Profiles for children - home and school We use various assessments and gather information from parents and teachers of things that the child finds challenging e.g. noisy environment, and things they find supportive in his daily life e.g. ear defenders. It is useful but not essential, to couple this with assessment visits as it should be used alongside observations of the child in their own environments. We work together with those who know the child best to put together a sensory profile specific to the child, the activities they need or want to do, and the environments they live in.
Coaching for parents Helps parents make the changes they want to see. They develop an understanding of themselves and their child. This helps them to support their child's development of everyday skills such as using cutlery or going to the toilet. It also helps them to create the life they want.
Collaboration with teachers Supports the teacher to get the environment just right for the child. Supports improved access to the curriculum. Ensures continuity between home and school when working on specific skills such as toilet training or handwriting. Coaching for young adults Helps young adults who are worried about their emotions, behaviour, anxiety and are struggling to do the things taht are inportmant to them at home, school or work. We can help them to work out what makes them happy and what they want to achieve. We support them to plan and work through the small steps to achieving their goals. We can further this support by collaborating with educators and others in environments which the young person finds challenging. See Therapy for Teenagers
We use a sensory processing approach within assessment and therapy. Click here for more information on sensory processing.