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.***





Friday, March 11, 2016

Parent Testimonial - Social Skills Module

"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 so 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 6 Y/O

Photo used with parents' permission

Photo used with parents' permission

***Faces blurred for children's privacy***


This social learning programme 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, nor has it been reviewed, approved and endorsed by Michelle Garcia Winner or Think Social Publishing, Inc.


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Monday, February 22, 2016

Learning Happens Everywhere

17 October 2012


Bought an flat-packed office chair. Decided to use it as an opportunity to assess some progress in A - muscle tone, muscle strength, mental resilience (it's easy to give up when you have muscle issues).

It's also a good chance to check on his problem-solving skills - "What do I do next?" and planning out his body movement and positions, like leaning into the Allen wrench with his body weight. 

He still needs a lot of coaching and scaffolding, yet it's encouraging to see how far he's come in these areas.

I. M.
-Facebook post, 17 October 2012


Saturday, January 9, 2016

Stocking Up Games for 2016!

New games to add to our Games collection, for clients on the autism spectrum.









Games are one way to strengthen relationships, build language and social competencies, and enhance motor development...







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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Another Testimonial for ASD Parent Training & Support Series

ANDI Initiative's 4-month Parent Training Programme (our 17th intake since 2007) is coming to a close.

One of the families sent us the following testimonial...

"Amazing! Through this well-structured and intensive training, we are able to see a big improvement in our son. Really a big step forward. He now has more skills, is able to play with his brother, and has become more aware of his surroundings.


- Parents of a 2-year-old, Kedah.




Our next intake begins February, 2016.


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Social Skills Module - Holiday Programme

This module is for children on the autism spectrum. We do include a few typically-developing (non-autistic) peers, so that they 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 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!)

This social learning programme 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, nor has it been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by Michelle Garcia Winner or Think Social Publishing, Inc.















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