What makes STAR’s early intervention programs stand out?
We believe that early intervention with children with autism and other developmental impairments (ages 2-10) should focus on building strong foundations that affect the complete person. All of the early talents, like as language, communication, independent play, and social skills, are included in this category for us.
Trained interventionists and parents can conduct ESDM intervention in the home or other care, community, and educational settings during natural play and everyday routines. ESDM aims to improve development rates for children with ASD across all areas while also reducing the symptoms of autism that hinder children’s capacity to learn through ordinary events and interactions.
While ESDM targets all developmental areas in which children are behind, it focuses primarily on improving children’s social-emotional, cognitive, and language abilities because autism has a strong impact on these domains. ESDM takes a data-driven approach to children’s learning and development. Because the quality of connections between children and adults has such a profound influence on infant-toddler learning, ESDM entails adopting sensitive, responsive tactics within everyday learning opportunities provided by parents, family members, and others to enhance child learning. ESDM combines a developmental, play-based, relationship-based approach with principles of applied behavior analysis to create an integrated whole that is both individualised and manualized: a naturalistic, developmental-behavioral intervention (NDBI) that allows for step-wise alterations in a teaching approach based on an individual child’s learning profiles to create a naturalistic, developmental-behavioral intervention (NDBI) that allows for step-wise alterations in a teaching approach based on an individual child’s needs.
Learners apply their abilities to the natural environment with larger groups of peers. Learners are exposed to the problems of a crowded learning environment through instruction.
Learners in the program receive guidance with social skills development. At STAR, we focus on the developing the skills necessary for children to be able to appropriately interact with peers and adults. Our staff create focused interventions where the child is today. We help guide conservation, exploration, and relationships to help our learners move forward.
What can be taught during social skills training?