Family-centred Developmental Home Intervention

Your child has difficulties with communication, language and relationships, - and perhaps an autism diagnosis or autistic-like behaviours. These are all essentially problems of social interaction.

What does a Child with Social Interaction Problems Need?

What a child with communication, language and social interaction problems needs is intensive attention with a focus on relationship-building and the development of his sense of self, through emotionally responsive and playful interaction every day with parents at home and based on the child’s special interests and individual sensory-motor strengths and weaknesses, and within each family’s special patterns, culture and situation. 

Feelingful Support and thoughtful Guidance for Parents

  • Parenting a child with additional needs is very stressful, so my first goal is to help parents to feel lighter, because someone is on their side to hear their concerns and provide effective support
  • I focus on giving attention to everyone in the family and to facilitate lasting changes in interaction and to build healthy family relationships (unlike approaches that provide activities for the child)
  • Once parents become aware of what is really going on for their child and in the family, and what is creating the child’s unique difficulties, fundamental changes begin to take place    See also: http:///brenda-rothman/autism_b_2733094.htm

The Key is in Playful Parent-Child Interaction

'If the child is not helped to find manageable, rewarding interactions, he or she will begin to 'shut down' the baffling environmental input and a form of self-imposed sensory deprivation will begin to set in.' says Dr. Stanley Greenspan, 'father' of the DIRFloortime Approach in his book: 'Engaging Autism'

My Offer: 3 Packages

Home Consultation

This package is for you, if you

  • worry about your child’s delayed language, cooperation and learning
  • want someone to see your child and figure out, what is going on
  • need someone to listen to your experience of the difficulties
  • are unsure, whether or not to seek a formal diagnosis/autism assessment

 

This is what you will get:   

A Home Consultation consisting of a Home Visit and a Review Meeting

1 Home visit:

  • I meet your child in his/her home and family environment
  • you can show me, what normally happens as well as some of the challenges and your concerns

1 Reflective Review Meeting:

  • Together we begin to explore and understand, what is going on,
  • where things seem to have got stuck developmentally and
  • how to move towards getting unstuck

Results:

  • you begin to see new ways of understanding your child’s difficulties
  • you feel less lost and helpless, because you feel heard and understood/ can share your concerns with someone who is genuinely interested
  • you have a sense of direction and can see, how you can improve the situation and help your child

Explorer Package

This is for you, if you want

  • to explore, what it feels like to have this kind of 1-1 support at home
  • coaching you to foster your child’s language, play and learning
  • your child to receive 1-1 attention in therapeutic relationship-building
  • to figure out, what is going on and blocking developmental progress

 

This is what you will get:   

2-3 Months of Dedicated Support

  • about 3 Home Consultations
  • dedicated individualised support for your child and for you as parents
  • 1-1 interactive therapeutic play with your child and coaching for parents
  • understanding, what is going on for you/ your feelings, worries and questions
  • play techniques/materials for your child’s therapy that are developmentally appropriate

Results:

  • you have a sense of direction as you begin to understand, what is going on with your child
  • you feel more confident in relating and interacting with your child, and you feel less stressed
  • your child is more interactive and interested in the world, and more connected with you
  • your home environment and improved family life are supporting your child towards meaningful communication, play and learning

Transformation Package

This is for you, if you want

  • ongoing 1-1 support with a mutual commitment to the process towards real progress and transformation
  • support for your child towards language, play and relationships
  • to encourage interest and motivation
  • to tackle behavioural issues that take time to change, e.g. eating/sleeping, tantrums, toilet training, controlling/ passive/ hyperactive behaviour

This is what you will get:    

5-12 Months of Dedicated Support

  • about 10 Home Consultations
  • dedicated individualised support for your child and for you as parents
  • 1-1 interactive therapeutic play with your child and coaching for parents
  • understanding, what is going on for you: your feelings, worries, questions
  • play techniques and developmentally suitable materials for child’s therapy
  • support to reduce feelings of confusion in child/family and learning problems at home/school
  • sensory, movement and developmental learning activities
  • preventing disturbances, managing stress/difficult feelings, e.g. diagnosis, behaviour, the future
  • assistance with IEP-goals

 Results:

  • you have a sense of direction and understand your child better
  • you feel more confident in relating and interacting with your child
  • you feel supported and less stressed
  • your child is more interactive, more interested in the world, and more connected with you
  • your home environment supports your child towards meaningful communication, play, learning
  • family life feels more relaxed with clearer roles and daily rhythms