Keys for Learning Workshops
Online workshops to help you learn hands-on proven strategies to support your autistic child in developing the skills they need to thrive and grow into their happiest self.
Toilet Training Workshop
Toilet training can seem like a daunting task to many parents. But if your child is autistic, the process of developing a toilet routine can take longer, and often involve its own particular challenges. Workshop overview: 1) An overview of toileting problems in children with ASD 2) Assess your child's current voiding patterns and behaviours as well as your concerns 3) Toilet training steps 4) How to teach initiation 5) Bowel movement training 6) Address refusal to sit on the toilet 7) Address nappy rituals 8) Address bed-wetting 9) Develop a plan for you
Fussy Eaters Workshop
Meal times can be really challenging for many parents as they try to get their kids not only to sit still for a meal but to eat one that's relatively healthy. There are strategies that can help! Workshop overview:1. Provide an overview of feeding problems among children with ASD2. Review your child's current feeding problems3. Discuss the importance of a mealtime routine4. Develop a treatment plan for food selectivity/texture preferences5. Develop a treatment plan for difficulties sitting at the table6. Develop a treatment plan for eating too quickly7. Develop a treatment plan for over eating
Verbal Behaviour Workshop
Verbal behaviour – How can it help my child communicate better? How do you teach your child to communicate meaningfully? Can your child label lots of items but doesn't seem to know how to request for things they want? Can you child answer questions about items that they can't see? Can they copy what you say/do? What about their listener responding? Can your child follow your verbal instructions e.g. "go upstairs and brush your teeth" This workshop will explain how we can teach children language from a behavioural perspective. We'll be diving into Skinner's analysis of Verbal Behaviour to understand how we can teach a child the function of a word, or the whole concept of a word.
Reward Chart Workshop
Do you find yourself nagging your kids?? Feel like you are talking to a brick wall?? Or are you having to deal with multiple moans/protests/tantrums whenever you place demands on your child?? What about getting through home schooling and maintaining your child's attention to tasks....??? Up-skill yourself and teach your child that it's in their best interest to cooperate with you using token economy systems (AKA reward charts). Workshop overview:1) The use of reward charts (technical term - token economy systems)2) (For younger children) introduce a simplified token economy system for activities or routines.3) The steps on how to implement a token economy system4) Token training5) Additional suggestions for using a token system6) Discuss fines and response cost systems7) Discuss how to fade the token system