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1 Month Intensive Treatment Beneficiaries 2020-03-11

【Increase the level of compliance

Kit’s learning motivation was quite low. He could not understand instructions and would cry and lie on the floor when he could not get what he wanted.  Our therapist used different toys to arouse Kit’s curiosity, so as to teach him to keep clam and sit nicely. After some training sessions, Kit learnt some basic instructions such as putting blocks into a box and giving his therapist a high five. His level of compliance has been gradually increased. He has been able to imitate some simple actions and also played drums with his therapist!

“I want to play cars!”

Lok could only pronounce “e” and “o”, or cry to express himself. Our therapist first taught him to stay calm and trained him to say “car” by using his favourite toy car as the training target. Lok worked hard to imitate sounds and has started to use language to express his needs actively. The therapist gradually increased the difficulties. At the end of the training, Lok could express himself by saying “I want to play cars!” spontaneously.

【Traffic game

Aryaman had a short attention span and could not focus on learning. Our therapist found that Aryaman loved playing toy cars on the road traffic play rug, so she decided to integrate the training targets into a traffic game. The therapist put some barriers on the rug. When Aryaman’s toy car met a road barrier, he had to answer the therapist’s question correctly in order to move his car forward. This game greatly increased Aryaman’s attention span and learning motivation, which facilitated the therapist to implement the individualised treatment plan for him.

【Prompt response

Many children with autism exhibit low levels of compliance and refuse to follow instructions, so does Ming. When our therapist asked Ming to do some practices, he often escaped or threw tantrums. The therapist always had to take him back to his seat and guided him to follow instructions with reinforcers. Ming has gradually started to respond to the therapist’s instructions. After a series of training, when the therapist asked Ming to return to training, Ming immediately put down his toys and went back to his seat with a bright smile.

“I want to play with other kids!”

One day, Eden was playing a chasing game with a little boy. Both of them were excited and roared with laughter. We remember that Eden refused to play with others at the beginning of his treatment. The therapist had taught him the rationales for social interactions patiently and guided him to understand himself and others’ feelings through role-plays. During the treatment, we found that Eden actually wanted to play with other children. The therapist therefore encouraged him and created opportunities for him to interact and play games with another boy. We are happy to see that Eden experienced the joy of playing with his peer.

Echolalia

One day, our therapist asked Hadi, “How old are you?”
Hadi answered, “How old are you?”

When we talk to children with autism, we often encounter this kind of conversation. Hadi did not understand daily conversation and was unable to describe things in complete sentences. He would also “parrot” others’ words. Our therapists taught Hadi answering questions about his name, age, school and more. We also used cards to guide him to say longer sentences. Hadi has gradually learnt how to answer some simple questions and describe things and people through repeated exercises. When Hadi’s therapist showed him a card, he could describe clearly, “The boy is swimming!”