Harmony In Your Home
**This program does not utilize ABA Therapy. Rather, we support and teach families how to interact with their children to help create Harmony in the Home.
Safe Handling Plans
After careful evaluation from our team and if your family is interested we can offer a Safe Handling Plan appropriate for your child’s age. A Safe Handling Plan is designed to implement personal “hold” techniques to keep your child from harming himself/herself or others. This applies only to specific scenarios in which your child’s behavior has escalated to a point where you believe safe handling would be effective. (i.e. aggressive behaviors such as biting, head banging, physically hurting others, destruction of property, etc.)
Home and School Coordination
“Harmony in Your Home” will work to provide the conduit between home and school. We will meet with your child’s teacher, perform classroom observations, and bring the relationship between home and school into a full circle. This will ensure that your child, your child’s teacher, you and L.E.A.P. Ahead, Inc. professionals are all “on the same page.”
Social and Listening Skills
These skills for children with autism are vital to the management of autistic disorders. Children diagnosed with Autism do not instinctively gain the capacity to relate with others. They have to learn these skills through intentional interventions and treatments. If we take the time to observe the child engaging in activities, whether appropriate or not, we can learn how to approach the development of proper interaction. “Harmony in Your Home” can provide these important pieces of your child’s development as part of your family’s program.
We will observe your child with a neurotypical peer and develop play and social goals individual to your child. We will provide the tools needed to make your child’s play therapy sessions positive and successful. Our play therapy sessions are provided in your home with a neurotypical peer that you provide from your neighborhood. We can assist in making sure that your peer is an appropriate model to work with your child. A typical Play Therapy session will last 1 to 1 ½ hours.
This portion of the program will focus on teaching siblings of the child diagnosed with Autism simple skills that will enable them to engage their brother or sister in playful interactions. Research has shown that siblings can learn basic teaching strategies to engage their brother or sister with autism. These skills include things such making sure they have their sibling’s attention, giving simple instructions, and praising good play.
As our team and your family work together to achieve “Harmony in Your Home,” we will adapt to any needs that may arise and provide complete support during our time together.
Let’s create “Harmony in Your Home”
For more information contact:Carol Dranginis Program Coordinator email@example.com T: 703-794-8541