Our home program is conducted in a one-to-one setting at the client’s house. Your assigned program manager will begin by carrying out a thorough assessment of your child; after which, a set of individualized programs will be written for him/her. This program will be written based on the needs of the child at a level of difficulty that is designed to challenge the child to learn and grow; but at the same time, with a level of ease that respects the child’s emotional boundaries, thus avoiding unnecessary stress for the child. The program will be constantly reviewed and modified (if required) according to the child’s progress. Listed below are the areas that the home program will focus on, depending on your child’s needs.
Enhance the mental ability of the child in terms of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
Teach the child to apply his cognitive abilities to meet the academic demands of mainstream education
Work on developing both Fine and Gross motor skills, and Motor Planning (ability of the brain to organize and carry out a series of actions)
Help to develop the ability to mentally manipulate 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional figures
Develop the child’s ability to look at things holistically instead of only focusing on the finer details
Using a systematic program to teach vocabulary, adjectives, pronouns, proper sentence structures and many other aspects of the English language
Use PECs, if necessary, for children that are non verbal—providing them with a form of language in order to minimize stress due to failure to communicate
Teach social rules and play through various methods, such as social stories, role-play and modeling. Once learnt, we will help the child to apply these sets of skills in natural settings
We also follow a systematic and comprehensive program to teach children social skills. Some examples are: how to introduce yourself, getting to know others, giving and receiving a compliment, tone of voice, identifying emotions, accepting differences, asking questions, handling change and many others. There are a total of 101 topics on social skills in this program.
For instance, the performing of household chores as a form of functional activity. These are designed according to the needs and abilities of each individual child.
We also work on school preparatory skills to make the transition to school a smooth process. Additionally, we help the child to be more independent by teaching skills such as self-help and the ability to engage himself when bored.