Category: Joining

The Miracle of Joining

FROM SIMONE: I was born with epilepsy of the fainting type. After the several tests and scans they performed they also gave me a second and strange diagnosis, “Arrhythmia of the brain” which meant that my brain waves “ticked” faster than usual. Thirty seven years later when my son was diagnosed with autism I came…
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From Kate Wilde:Joining the Ism

From Kate Wilde: Joining the the ism is at the heart of the Son-Rise Program, it is not just about the actions we take as we join in with our children’s activities it is about how we feel and think as we take part in our children’s isms. Click on the video below to hear…
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From Katrina – Exclusivity is exciting!

Hello again fellow playroom superstars! This week I had another amazing example of how being exclusive helps a child grow. We have a lovely little girl here this week who had a challenge being completely stable on her feet. She would often lean into you while walking stairs, or jump at you instead of moving…
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Building Desire

From Kate Wilde: Building desire within an autistic child to want to connect, interact and create friendships, that is what the Son-Rise Program is all about. If a child has that desire within them, then they are more likely to be spontaneous and to initiate interactions. We want our children to willingly and freely choose…
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Isms

From Kate Wilde: Picture this: A small boy with Autism, his short brown hair sticking up right in the middle of his head. Beautiful dark eyes, so silent and graceful as he moves around the room. He focuses on his plasticine, rolling and rolling, creating and creating. He rolls one ball then another, then another…
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Joining

From Kate Wilde:Joining is at the heart of the Son-Rise Program methodology. Joining means that when our children on the autistic spectrum are engaged in their repetitious and/or exclusive activities, we do exactly what they are doing. If they are pacing around the room exclusively(not looking at us or paying attention to us) then we…
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From Alison: Loving the joining

From Alison: One of the key parts of any Son Rise program playroom session is the Joining of our child’s exclusive or repetitious behaviour, here’s how that looks in my sessions with my son Jordan.So I am in the playroom and we have just played a game, now Jordan wants some alone time. He starts…
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Exclusivity

One of the defining factors of Autism is that a child has Repetitive Behaviours, here at The Autism Treatment center of America we also see that not only can a child be repetitious but also “exclusive”. What do we mean by “exclusivity”? Exclusivity is when your child is not paying any attention to you. Their…
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What’s Your Ism?

One of the strategies for Autism that The Son-Rise Program uses is joining the child’s exclusive and repetitious activities (isms). Some children flap, some spin in circles, some recite lines to movies. There are many different isms and we all have them. For example, I like to listen to the same songs over and over…
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Love in Action

Picture this: A boy 6 years old, with short hair and skinny legs, dressed in shorts and a red t-shirt with the words,”Miracles in Progress” on the front. He is running in circles around the room, saying to himself, “Bat man – help me.” He darts to the center of the room spins very fast…
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