Q&A session 7
Topic: Special Kindergarten Class
Q: My 5 year old
granddaughter is autistic. She is in a special class.
I have seen some improvement in her in the last year.
She is starting to say words but does this when she
wants to. She is very strong willed. She does seem to
understand everything you say to her. If we are very
firm about something, she does sometimes follow directions.
She is very difficult to get to sleep at night. She
pinches and bites her mother when she tries to get her
to sleep. She can be very affectionate. She lets us
hug and kiss her and she does kiss back. She is in a
special kindergarten class. I feel that more needs to
be done. Can you offer any advice?
A: Dina, I agree,
more could be done. Consider doing a Son-Rise
Program® for your granddaughter. It
encompasses so many useful components to help her. Some
of the main concepts are:
- Environment: We teach parents and professionals
to use a non-distracting playroom to help the child
focus on the person they are with and the activity
they are doing.
- Attitude: We focus on the parent/
facilitator's emotional comfort level because we see
how much this impacts the children. The children respond
so strongly to this.
- Joining: Rather than try to inhibit a child's
exclusive and repetitious behaviors, we teach parents
to join in with them to create a deeper relationship
- Motivation: We'll teach your family how to
use the things your granddaughter enjoys the most
to teach her all the skills that are most important
for her to learn.
This is all taught in our Son-Rise Program®
Start-Up. Information about it is on
the link in the upper left.
so many questions this time… thank you for sending them
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(or those who have questions now), you can post your
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I hope everyone has a great winter! Enjoy your children.
Intro to Q&A Session
the BBC Documentary "I Want My Little Boy Back"
Developing Spoken Language
Delays and Vision Problems