AUTISM TREATMENT CENTER OF AMERICA®

Category: Requesting

Determining if your child is ready for play

Help With Determining If Your Child Is Ready To Play: In The Son-Rise Program® we talk about Green Lights and Red Lights. If your child is giving you Red Lights they are indicating to you that they are not ready to play, or interact yet. Green Lights are when your child is indicating that they…
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Be Persistent!

From Kate Wilde: Over the last 20 years I have worked many thousands of hours with children of all ages and diagnosis using The Son-Rise Program. One of  the biggest things these children have taught me is to never give up. To be persistent! I remember that it took two years for a wonderful girl…
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Timing and Attitude

From Kate Wilde: Timing and attitude, attitude and timing, timing and attitude, attitude and timing. This is the heart of The Son-Rise Program.   An attitude of loving each moment, every moment you are with your child. Timing – looking to see where you child is at any given moment to decide which Son-Rise Program…
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Thoughts on Questions

From Kate Wilde: Questions?? Questions?? Questions?? What Color is this?  How many balloons are there? What would you like to eat? Do you want me to tickle you?What is this called? Shall I sing you a song? What do you want? Is this what you want? Shall I pretend to be a dog? What noise…
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Eye Contact

Hello Everyone! This weeks video blog talks about how we can encourage our children to look at us without directly requesting them to. What can we do be make ourselves more interesting and compelling for our children to want to look at us. Click on the video below to find out. Much love to all…
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Re-initiating the Same Game!

FROM BECKY: I was working with a wonderful parent of a child with Autism in our Son-Rise Program Intensive this week. I was observing him playing with his sweet four year old son in such a beautiful way. His son was really motivated for snacks from the shelf and his father was working on attention…
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Clarity of Speech

From Kate Wilde: Last week I worked with the most adorable three year old girl with Autism. She had blond wavy hair that she liked to shake, wore a white onesie and was so generous with her smiles and hugs. We named her fairy girl because of her looks and her beautiful spirit. She made…
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Deepening The Interaction

From Kate Wilde: This weeks video blogs talks about two concepts – “moving away” and “anticipation” and how you can use these within a game already in progress to encourage your child to lengthen their eye contact and deepen their interaction and connection within the game. Enjoy your children and all they offer you this…
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10 Fun Games with a Blanket!

FROM JACK: Howdy fellow Son-Risers! Blankets are wonderful things to have in your playrooms. They are so versatile and lend themselves to so many different games. At the Autism Treatment Center of America we nearly always put blankets in our playrooms, and I often recommend them to the families I do in-home outreaches with here…
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A Steps Game Idea

FROM SIMONE – My son loves going up and down staircases so I came up with this game to use his motivation. I printed, cut and laminated strips with actions written on them. The writing in red colour of minimum 3″ in size is on purpose to stimulate the side of the brain which deals…
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