We are committed to providing our clients and their families the best service, so we offer monitor training using the SCERTS model to guarantee that the same work methodology is used in all contexts. This way the family can participate directly in the care and treatment of the child.


The participants will learn about:

  • The autism spectrum.
  • Containment, sensory, language and learning strategies.
  • The use of visual aids to work inside the classroom.

Designed by the Hanen Center, our "More than Words" program is for parents and caregivers of children under 5 years of age who have been diagnosed within the autism spectrum, to promote in them interaction, communication and game skills.

 

Among other things, they will learn about:

·         What motivates the child to communicate.

·         How to set realistic, adequate goals.

·         How to have longer interactions with the child.

·         How to help the child make new friends.

·         Plan strategies on how to talk to the child to promote understanding.

·         Create strategies to promote play among them.

 

The course is divided into 8 training sessions, in small groups with customized service, plus 2 one-on-one sessions for each participant. 

The STEP program was created by clinical psychologists and family therapists (Adler, Dinkmeyer and McKay). This course uses   a proven, interactive methodology. It is delivered by trainers certified in the STEP program.

 

Theoretical material and practical exercises are offered for the parents to practice using   several strategies with the main purpose of improving parent-child relationships during childhood and adolescence.

 

This program focuses on stimulation and positive construction of family relationships.

 

In this training, parents will be able to:

  • Understand why the child is displaying a bad behavior and help the child modify this behavior.
  • Help the child: increase his or her self-esteem, recognize his or her emotions, identify his or her strengths, cooperate and take responsibility.
  • Understand the feelings and actions of the child. This way, they may understand their own feelings and beliefs as parents and make better decisions or change their negative behavior towards the child.
  • Recognize bad behavior in the child and use the right strategies to stimulate good behavior.
  • Listen to and talk to the child the right way to promote a bond and communication in their relationship.
  • Promote in the family a sense of   team work where everyone helps each other, respect and learn how to solve problems.   
  • Understand the purpose of discipline, limits and consequences in the education of the child, to guide the child to taking responsibility and choosing the best alternatives.


The course is divided into 7, 2-hour group sessions each (it may also be delivered individually).

For: speech, occupational and physio therapists, aswell as trainees of these specialties. The purpose is to communicate, in atheoretical- practical manner, the anatomy and motor processes involved in thespeech, nutritional, and breathing processes. Moreover, through practice anddemonstration, the participants will learn to perform a myofunctionalassessment and obtain several strategies to improve: tone, stability,sensitivity, mobility and dissociation of the orofacial structures.

With the aim of keeping the work team and members of the community up to date concerning topics related to areas of treatment of our Center, there will be monthly 1.5-hour lectures with several specialists sharing topics of their expertise, such as: setting boundaries, food selectivity, graphomotor skills, use of visual aids, neuromotor development, strategies for speech stimulation, among others.

Workshop for members of the school environment (teachers, instructors, administrative staff, service staff, parents, etc.) to create awareness and train them concerning the role each plays, considering diversity and inclusion as a principle.

 

Participants will understand the differences between integration and inclusion, will learn about and perform the reasonable adjustments (curricular adaptation), individualized education programs (IEP) and will define their role in support of students with a disability.

Theoretical- practical workshop for parents, professionals of special education, occupational therapists, speech therapists, educational psychologists, child care professionals, teachers and physicians, to gain awareness and training on the detection and treatment of sensory integration disorder.

 

The participants will be able to recognize the characteristics of sensory integration disorder and the specific strategies for intervention.

Theoretical- practical workshop for professionals of special education, occupational therapists, speech therapists, educational psychologists, child care professionals, teachers and physicians, to gain awareness and training on the detection, referral and treatment of autism, to provide care for both patients and their relatives.

 

The participants will learn about the characteristics of the autism spectrum, intervention methods and behavioral, sensorial and speech strategies.

This program, designed by the Hanen Center, focuses on parents and caregivers of children under 5 years of age with communication and speech difficulties, with or without a specific diagnosis. Its objective is to assist in the interaction, understanding and expression of language through strategies that may be used in the daily routines: during lunch time, in the bathroom, on the way to school and with activities relevant to the child (reading stories, playing games and music).
 
Among others, it allows the parents to:
  • Keep up with the child's interests to interact with him or her.
  • Learn how and what to tell the child to help him or her understand.
  • Set objectives that allow the child to acquire specific speech skills.
  • Design routines that help the child in terms of expression and comprehension of new vocabulary.
  • Learn to play with the child and make the most out of that time.
  • Teach the child how the world operates.
 The program is divided into 8 group sessions with customized service and 2 one-on-one sessions for each participant.