True Colours will be running a small group class, focusing on building effective communication skills. Prior to your child's first session you (the parent, or other adult family member who will be attending with the child) will attend a one day training course.
During the course we will explore what is communication, and how we communicate with each other. We will then break down what are communication skills and look at how we can build your child's communication skills.
This will include exploring the various communication styles which can be appropriate for children with autism. For example the use of pictures, signing, schedules (now and next) as well as verbal communication.
During the classes, which will run for two hours, each week for 6 weeks, we will work with you to assess your child's current abilities and implement strategies for helping them develop their communication skills. As well as helping your child become a better listener, the group will also help them become more skilled listeners. Therefore empowering you both to better understand each other.
What specific skills are targeted will be tailored to you and your child, so a child who has little means of asking for items they want may focus on requesting things, whereas a child who is profficient at asking for items may work on asking for information and building their vocabulary.
Our next group will be starting on 12th June 2018, and costs £350. Places can be reserved for a £50 deposit.
If you have any questions about these groups, please contact email@example.com or ring Krys on 07714 783012.