Autism Centre

What is ASD: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by the following:

  • Difficulties in social communication differences, including verbal and nonverbal communication.

  • Deficits in social interactions.

  • Restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests or activities - like flapping arms or rocking

  • Inflexible interests, insistence on sameness in the environment or daily routine, and

  • Sensory problems - Increased or decreased reactions to sensory stimuli.

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Early intervention can play a vital role in helping children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) succeed. The Autism center at Spandan is divided in two different classrooms for lower ability and higher ability. 

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ASD students and the classrooms are equipped with various sensory equipments to follow daily SI diet charts given by the Occupational therapist.

We recommend parents to take action immediately after diagnosis as it is extremely important rather than waiting until a child is old enough to enter a day school program at age four or five. The school’s approach is holistic, seeking to assist the child, the family, and all who have an impact on the child’s life.

 

The Focus

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The lower ability class focuses on helping a child achieve sitting tolerance, neutralizing major sensory issues, enhancing social and cognitive skills. In the higher ability class, focus is on enhancing educational ability, polishing social and communication skills and enhancing interest-based skills of each child.

We use the following methodologies in our Autism Centre.
 

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)

  • Sensory integration therapy

  • Structured Environment

  • Daily Schedules Management

Benefits

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We offer the benefits of an early intervention and educational program to help develop the child's communication and social skills and provide the parent with helpful support and training.
 

  • Improved tolerance to sensitivities

  • Better coping skills with daily schedules​

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