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  Overview- Why Social Learning?

           
Today, one in every 150 individuals is diagnosed with Autism, making it more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined.  More specifically in the state of California 1 out of every 154 students are diagnosed with autism according to Autism Prevalence Public School State Ranking 2006-2007.

As these children grow toward adulthood these difficulties continue to persist for the children and their caretakers. The age appropriate life skills that typical children established naturally are quite a challenge for the child with autism. Life skills such as: navigating and engaging the community, problem solving, playing team sports, expressing needs and desires with peers and adults and self-care are areas of need for young adults with autism.  The communication of the world at large becomes difficult to navigate for autistic youth who struggle with communication and sensory deficits.   The primary caretakers of these young adults can assist in paving new pathways of experience yet; the caretaker alone cannot fulfill the necessary social needs of their child.  These young adults need a variety of age-appropriate, experiential, social, and learning developmental support. This learning developmental support should be delivered with a humanistic, systematic, individualized framework that supports and expands each youth as they explore and engage new learning environments.

Education Through Engagement, LLC will support autistic youth development by offering socialization and learning camps, which will offer developmental support in social learning for youth and teenagers.

Learning On the Move

The Program
Learning on the Moveis a developmental learning camp that will assist autistic youth in acquiring social life skills in an engaging, sensory supportive developmental frameworkCampers will learn social interactions and problem solving skills, as they understand their community through new knowledge pathways.  By utilizing high interest trips in collaborative groups and relaxation/self-regulating techniques campers will discover themselves, their peers and community at large.

Developmental Assessment
Each camper will be full assessed by Lisa Johnson a DIR Certified Professional.  This assessment is a developmental profile that includes parent participation, observation and interaction with the camper and medical history. Each assessment is to develop a full picture of the camper as to create the most support possible for social development.

Relaxation/self-regulating Techniques
Campers will start off each day with self-regulating and relaxation techniques.  Through self-reflection and guidance, campers will learn their bodies and regulatory profiles.  This self-learning is an important part of self-actualization that the camper can eventually utilize to communicate their physical needs and desires.

Activities may include the following: yoga exercises, Brian Gym exercises, “Thinking Goes to School” Activities written by Hans G. Furth and  Harry Wachs, “Out Sync Child Has Fun” activities written by Carol Stock Kranowitz.

Field Trips and Life Skills Experiences
Which trips and activities we choose will depend on the capacities of the campers who enroll, so that we can support them in an endeavor that is appropriate to their developmental needs.

For more information see our SUMMER CAMP SECTION or contact us at educationthroughengagement@gmail.com



DIR/Floortime Educator
    Drs. Greenspan and Weider's Developmental Individual-Difference Relationship Model works wonderfully in the public school setting!  Based on 6 years of  actual teacher experience using DIR in public school, Education Through  Engagement can design, support, train, and mentor the use of DIR/Floortime in the public school setting.  Call for a free phone consultation and more information.


      Education Through Engagement
L. Collins, MA
Phone:  310 766 4864
Email: EducationThroughEngagement@gmail.com
educationthroughengagement@gmail.co
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