Autism Therapy & Family-centred Intervention:
Creative Therapeutic Support for Parents of a Child with Autistic-like Behaviours, Language Delay, Autism, Relationship or Learning Difficulties
- Does your child ignore you, when you call his name, and insist on holding something like a stick or coat-hanger?
- Do you have a child with autistic-like behaviours, autism or delayed speech/language development?
- Have you tried all sorts of things and approaches to help your child, but nothing has really worked?
- Are you looking for someone to improve your relationship, instead of mechanistic training to 'fix your child'?
- Does your gut instinct tell you, that it doesn’t have to be this way, - that there must be a better way?
Don’t give up! There IS another way. With deeper understanding, there’s always a lot that can be done!
Autism can be a hopeful condition and children with autistic-like behaviours or an autism diagnosis can make good progress, provided family-centred feelingful support at home comes early enough, is well enough informed and actively involves parents as active partners in our therapeutic efforts.
- do not necessarily mean your child has autism?
- are all human behaviours, that make sense and are very common?
- can often change, when we understand what is really going on to create these difficulties?
We feel like the door is now opened
'Our daughter became withdrawn and we found it difficult to engage her. She was falling behind her peers and this became more and more noticeable. The subject of autism is littered with theories, ideas and treatments which one can really get lost in. It did not make sense to us how our daughter could be biologically and neurologically healthy and yet doctors/therapists would try and treat autism with a biological approach. When we read your theory, it made more sense than any other long-winded and politically correct attempt. Your approach with kids struck me and my wife and we were delighted to see that our daughter was able to engage with a stranger multiple times within two hours.
The first visit. Our daughter waved goodbye. We hadn't seen that in such a long time and it was just wonderful to see that again. When you left the first thing my wife said to me was "it doesn't matter how much this lady is asking for, she's worth every bit of it." Ellena now makes great eye contact, she is so much happier than before, she smiles and laughs at us and even gives us the occasional smooch. She is able to focus on activities and find things interesting, she even sometimes listens to our instructions. Our family relationship has gotten stronger, we do more things as a family and enjoy the time we spend together. There is still a long way to go, but we feel like the door is now opened.' Sylwester and Sara, Ellena's parents
A developmental approach to autism addresses the whole child (not just his autism) in the context of his/her family through developmentally appropriate play and communication, so s/he can climb the developmental ladder towards loving relationships, playful interaction, symbolic play and language. Autistic behaviours can be understood as the result of underlying issues or confusions to do with self-regulation, perception, affect, movement and relatedness, and therefore with a great potential for change and developmental progress.
'My whole understanding of autism has changed!
'My whole understanding of what autism is and the possibility of helping has changed. Such a powerful workshop! It made me realise that autism doesn’t have to be a label, - that children can be helped and lifted out of their isolation by working with them at their developmental level through interaction and child-led play, rather than trying to get him to do what ‘he’s supposed to do’. Laura, Mother of girl with developmental challenges about the Floortime Introduction Workshop
Parents are the most important agents for change:
Parents are the natural experts on their child and therefore the logical and most important agents for change. Developmental challenges like autism or other difficulties with relationships and communication, affect not just the child, but the whole family. Where parents are actively involved with their child at home and receive sufficient guidance and support that comes early enough and is well enough informed, the child (as well as his family) can make a lot of progress provided appropriate guidance
- comes early and is intensive enough
- uses interactive joyful play within warm emotionally reciprocal relationships
- with parents in attentive 1-1 interaction and a focus on non-verbal gestural communication
- at home and before full-time school or group-care
- in a well-organised thoughtful home-environment with supportive daily rhythms and routines
'Best intervention for my child!'
'Working with Sibylle has given us as a family a sense of direction and control back to our lives. I think every family should have this kind of support. It is giving power back to parents and an understanding of child development and the ability to help your child.' Natasha, Mother of autistic boy with behavioural challenges
If you knew, how much your child's play, relationship and language could develop through interactive play with parents at home, then you would waste no more time to book your FREE orientation telephone call right now.
Email Sibylle Janert now to book your FREE INITIAL PHONE CALL
Every child has different learning needs so choosing the right approach is key. Whether you're a child therapist, parent or carer we offer Training in Autism Awareness, Therapies and Methods
Therapy and support can be fun. Books, cards and activities all help a child, with an ASD, to learn and develop.
Books, toys and activities to help and engage your autistic child
Progress for Children with Autism and their Families
What is MindBuilders’ Approach?
- holistic/ comprehensive therapeutic developmental programme
- to fit the unique individual needs of your child and family
- to coach and help parents to understand their child, so they can help him/her every day at home
- in playful activities and therapeutic strategies and techniques
- because human beings are born for relationships and social interaction with other people
'You've given me hope and the motivation to help my child myself'
'MindBuilders has given me hope and the motivation to help my child and myself deal with autism in a positive way. This approach has made a big difference to how we look at autism. It has given us a sense of direction and has helped me as a parent stay focussed and strong.' Henry, father of autistic boy
Who is it for?
This is for you, if you are looking for someone to walk with you and show you
- how to understand your child and what is going on in his/her inner world to create the difficulties (rather than a formal diagnosis or behaviour training addressing external issues)
- how to address concerns about speech/language/cooperation, autistic-like behaviours, autism, eating, sleeping, toilet-training
- developmental activities and strategies to address the gaps in his understanding, that you can do with your child at home
- how to maximise the use of your home environment to encourage your child’s development
- how to practically address behavioural issues as a form of emotional communication
- give you a clear sense of direction and ways to see your child and his/her challenges from a different perspective