Monday, June 19, 2017

Intensive Social Skills Camp - July 2017



This "Intensive" programme is a little different than our usual Social Learning programme that we do throughout the year.

Our usual Social Learning Programme is twice a week, spread out over 5 weeks (10 sessions total). We have found that having a few days break between sessions allows the child to absorb, digest, and practice the concepts learned in sessions during everyday interactions in their everyday environments, such as home and school. This is based on feedback from parents and teachers about the improvements in the children, in terms of social awareness, self-initiatied social interactions, and social language.

Our "Intensive" Social Learning Programme is a bit different. Right now it's offered twice a year. 4 days in a row, at 2 hours a day. We have found that this higher intensity (and the careful selection of activities) help the children bond quckly with children they may not have known prior to the intensive. In fact, children who go separate ways afterwards often talk about their new friends for many months afterwards! What great emotional memories! This option is also great for children who may not be able to join our "regular" twice a week Social Learning programme.

By the way, we keep to an average of 6 children per session, to ensure quality interaction between and among the children.

Below are the details of our upcoming Intensive.

ANDI Initiative's
INTENSIVE SOCIAL SKILLS CAMP

Week 1 (TWO SPOTS LEFT)
AFTERNOONS
Dates: 11, 12, 13, 14 July
Time: 2:30 -4:30 pm
Fee: RM520

Week 2 (FULL)
MORNINGS
Dates: 18, 19, 20, 21 July
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am
Fee: RM520

WHO IS THIS MODULE SUITABLE FOR?

Children with autistic traits who have
- Great vocabulary, but awkward social skills
- Social interest yes, but not yet great social ability
- Difficulty perceiving others' body language

Children who have never attended ANDI Initiative's Social Learning modules will need to come in for a half-hour screening (FREE) to determine if this programme is suitable.

To register, or for queries about the specific targets/objectives, please message 012-538 6134.












To read what parents have had to say about our programme, click on the "Parent Testimonial Social Skills Programm" button on the right side of this page.


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Friday, May 26, 2017

Understanding the Possible Reasons for Challenging Behaviour and Strategies to Ease...Training in Penang

Part 1: Helping parents with issues in the home and community.
Part 2: Updating and refresher training for educators.

Often, we try to "change behaviour" without considering why the behaviour is happening. An in-depth exploration and consideration on the WHY often leads to the choosing of strategies which are more effective and long-lasting.



Friday, October 28, 2016

Parent Testimonial about the Social Skills Module

"My son has progressed to a stage where he wants to have friends, but he didn't have the tools or know-how to make friends. The Social Skills Module has provided him with these tools and allows his to be more aware of others' perspectives. 

Since attending the classes, he is progressing at making friends, has lengthier conversations, is more aware of social rules, and he even started recalling what he does with his friends in school! 

It is the one class that he looks forward to each week."

- Mother of an 8-year-old, Petaling Jaya.







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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Social Skills Module - Beyond the Basics. Dec 13 -16

***ONE SPACE AVAILABLE***

We are holding an intensive holiday edition of our Social Skills Module!






For this module, we will be including Social Thinking (R) topics from WeThinkers Vol 2 curriculum.

Prerequisite: Children attending this intensive holiday session will need to already have a working knowledge of the concepts introduced in WeThinkers Vol 1, including:

- The Group Plan
- Thinking Thoughts and Feeling Feelings
- Body in the Group
-Whole Body Listening
- Thinking with your Eyes

Fee: RM520

WHEN
Tuesday until Friday, Dec 13 -16
3:00 - 5:00 pm

WHERE
SPROUTS KIDS
The School, Jaya One Mall
Jalan Universiti
Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Questions? Please SMS or Whatsapp to 012-538 6134.












***This social learning programme from ANDI Initiative includes several social cognition concepts, some of which are based on Social Thinking (R), a teaching methodology created by Michelle Garcia Winner (www.socialthinking.com). Although the lead facilitator of this module has attended Social Thinking training workshops in the USA and Malaysia run by Michelle and the Social Thinking Collaborative, this module is not affiliated with, nor has it been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by Michelle Garcia Winner or Think Social Publishing, Inc. ***

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Social Skills Module: Sept-Oct 2016


"ANDI Social Skills Module has provided an excellent environment for my son to interact with his peer as well as all people surrounding. He is confident to initiate a good conversation with his peers, understand the concept of socialising, more patient in turn-taking, more awareness of rules and regulations."

- Mum of 4-year-old

"The Social Skills Module by ANDI Initiative is an effective way and great environmet for our kids to explore communication with peers. My son is much more confident in expressing thoughts and ideas now, using whatever language he has.

It has encouraged him to positively try to ask questions, and respond to others' questions. With this programme, he is actively seeking to learn new words and tries to get us to correct his sentences in order to express himself better.

Totally awesome!"

- Dahlia, mum to a 6-year-old

DESCRIPTION

These 10-session modules are for children on the autism spectrum, or children with similar SOCIAL COGNITION challenges. We do sometimes include typically-developing peers (children who do not have autism), so that everyone can learn from each other.

This module focuses on FUN, of course!

Right up there with FUN are the following LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

- To maintain attention to what the others in the group are DOING 
- To maintain awarenes of what the others in the group are THINKING
- To COORDINATE one's actions with the actions of others
- To start to become aware of one's own THINKING (METACOGNITION)

DETAILS

1. Social Skills Module 4-6 (for 4 to 6 year olds)
10 session (twice  a week)
Starting the week of 12th September
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
3:00 - 4:15 pm
Fee: RM500

2. Social Skills Module 6-8 (for 6-8 year olds)
10 sessions (twice a week)
Starting the week of 12th September
Mondays & Fridays
3:00 - 4:15 pm
Fee: RM650 

LOCATION

Sprouts Kids
Mezzanine Floor
THE SCHOOL @ Jaya One Mall
Jalan Universiti
Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

SUITABLE FOR?

If your child on the autism spectrum
- can communicate verbally, but finds it difficult to have lengthy back-and-forth conversation with another child
- is generally cooperative in a small group without a shadow aide, but his/her attention wanders during group activities
-needs a respectful environment to work on his/her emerging social skills

Then join us!

Kindly send a message via Whatsapp or SMS to 012 538 6134.




*** This social learning programme from ANDI Initiative includes several social cognition concepts, some of which are based on Social Thinking (R), a teaching methodology created by Michelle Garcia Wnnner (www.socialthinking.com). Although the lead facilitator of the module has attended Social Thinking training workshops in the USA and Malaysia run by Michelle and the Social Thinking Collaborative, this module is not affiliated with, nor has it been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by Michelle Garcia Winner of Think Social Publishing, Inc. ***





Thursday, June 16, 2016

Social Skills Module - July-Aug 2016

Here is some feedback from parents.

"The Social Skills Module by ANDI Initiative is an effective way and great environment for our kids to explore communication with peers. My son is much more confident in expressing thoughts and ideas now, using whatever language he has.

It has encouraged him to positively try to ask questions, and respond to others' questions. With this programme, he is actively seeking to learn new words and tries to get us to correct his sentences in order to express himself better.

Totally awesome!"

- Dahlia, mum to a 6-year-old

"ANDI Social Skills Module has provided an excellent environment for my son to interact with his peers as well as all people surrounding. He is confident to initiate a good conversation with his peers, understand the concept of socialising, more patient in turn-taking, more awareness of rules and regulations."

- Mum of 4-year-old



DESCRIPTION

These 10-session modules are for children on the autism spectrum, or those with similar challenges. We do sometimes include typically-developing peers (children who do not have autism), so that everyone can learn from each other.

This module focuses on FUN, for sure!

Right up there with FUN are the following LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

-To maintain attention to what the others in the group are DOING
- To maintain awareness of what the others in the group are THINKING
- To COORDINATE one's actions with the actions of others
- To start to become aware of one's own THINKING (METACOGNITION)

DETAILS

1. Social Skills Module 4-6 (for 4 to 6 year olds)
10 sessions across 5 weeks
Week of 11th July until week of 8th August
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
3:00 - 4:15pm
Fee: RM450 

2. Social Skills Module 6-8 (for 6 to 8 year olds)
10 sessions across 5 weeks
Week of 18th July until week of 15th August
Mondays & Fridays
2:45 - 4:00pm
Fee: RM650 

LOCATION

Sprouts Kids
Mezzanine Floor
THE SCHOOL @ Jaya One Mall
Jalan Universiti
Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

SUITABLE FOR?

If your child on autism spectrum
- can communicate verbally, but finds it difficult to have lengthy back-and-forth conversation with another child
- is generally cooperative in a small group without a shadow aide, but his/her attention wanders during group activities
- needs a respectful environment to work on his/her emerging social skills

Then join us!

Kindly send a message via Whatsapp or SMS 012 538 6134.

***This social learning programme from ANDI Initiative includes several social cognition concepts, some of which are based on Social Thinking (R), a teaching methodology created by Michelle Garcia Winner (www.socialthinking.com). Although the lead facilitator of this module has attended Social Thinking workshops in the USA and Malaysia run by the Social Thinking Collaborative, this module is not affiliated with, not has it been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by Michelle Garcia Winner or Think Social Publishing, Inc.***