The Learning to Learn Program: Pre-Order (Will ship in early December)
To develop, learn, and have meaningful relationships with other people, young learners need a core set of foundation skills on which to build. One of the first concerns expressed by parents of young children with autism is that their child is not talking. While the lack of oral language development is concerning, early intervention providers are typically more concerned about the missing foundation skills that must develop before the young child can learn to talk.
The Learning to Learn Program includes assessments and examples of goals and outcomes, along with specific intervention strategies for facilitating development of the following five foundation skills:
— Nonverbal imitation
— Joint attention and social referencing
— Sensory processing and self-regulation
— Purposeful play
— Early language development
Children with weak foundation skills are struggling learners who are often difficult to engage in traditional play-based therapies and early childhood activities. The Learning to Learn Program provides specific guidelines for supporting the acquisition of these critical foundation skills through meaningful, playful interactions between young children and their caregivers.
This relationship-based program is designed for early intervention providers working with families of toddlers with autism spectrum disorder, suspected autism, and social communication delays. Providers serving the 3- to 5-year old population may find this information beneficial as well.
Five assessment protocols are included with the book. Additional protocols may be purchased separately.