Category: Joining

The ISM

From Kate Wilde: Our first Son-Rise Program Intensive child for 2011 is such a cutie pie. He is just three years old, he has tufts of brown hair that stick up right at the top of his head making him even more adorable, and lovely sweet and gentle eyes. He has not only a sweet…
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No 3e’s!

FROM WILLIAM: So you have been to the Son-Rise Program Start-Up (and maybe other training programs) and have a solid foundation of what to do in the playroom with your child. Even with all that knowledge you may find at times that you don’t have the 3e’s or join when your child is isming or…
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ISMS

 From Kate Wilde: This week we have the most wonderful 6 year old boy with Autism attending The Son-Rise Program Intensive. He is so smart! I watched him this morning ism away. He was sitting on a green therapy ball looking at himself in the mirror as he ever so gently bounced up and down.…
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Holding Objects

This week we have two 6 year old boys with autism attending training programs at The Autism Treatment Center of America. They have very different personalities and stages of development but they both have one thing in common, they are attached to certain objects. One of the boys has held an object all day today,…
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You Always go Back to Joining!

FROM BECKY:Something that often comes up for me when teaching parents in the Son-Rise Program is that they think there is a time period for which to join the child’s isms and then…….they are done. Well, here’s the latest…..in The Son-Rise Program we ALWAYS go back to joining! As long as our children ism, we…
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Joining Joys!

FROM KATRINA: I love to join! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t walk into the playroom and think, I really hope this guy doesn’t want to play today so I can just join him. However, I do love my opportunities to join just as much as love my opportunities to play. Here are a few…
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Give Your Child Something to Look at!

FROM WILLIAM: I just finished working with a wonderful boy, here in our Son-Rise Program Intensive playroom. One of his main challenges was attention span, it was very short. During my time with him, he was isming pretty strongly – sitting at the table that was covered with an assortment of different objects. A plastic…
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Love the Ism!

FROM SIMONE – Even though in the Son-Rise Program we are told to join our children’s isms and we are reminded over and over how they are the door to our children’s world, I too have caught myself thinking or saying “How can I make this stop?” I have thought for months before going to…
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When In Doubt, Join!

FROM BECKY: This week at our Son-Rise Program Intensive, we have worked with the most delightful four year old boy who at times will look a lot during his exclusive activities (e.g. rolling a train across a window sill repetitiously or drumming on a table with drumsticks). On first glance it looks like he is…
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No Response? Time to Join!

FROM KATRINA: I just have so much fun writing about my playroom time and my continuous lessons learned I want to share again because if it’s happening here at the Autism Treatment Center of America it is probably happening elsewhere in the world. This week at our Son-Rise Program Intensive we have a cute, cuddly…
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