(Ingersol and Dvortcsak)
For parents/caregivers of children, newborn-6 years old, who are at risk for or have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and/or social communication deficits.
Duration: There are two program options:
1) Individual Presentation: 24 private sessions , 60-90 min each, with subsequent monthly follow-up sessions as needed.
2) Group Presentation (6-8 families): 12 sessions total; (6) 2-hour group sessions and (6) 1-hour private coaching sessions with each family with periodic monitoring sessions as needed.
Intervention techniques are drawn from developmental social-interaction and behavioural framework. The program’s focus is to train parents/caregivers to increase the following core skills in the child:
- Social Engagement
- Communication/Language Development
- Social Imitation