The Parents’ Toolkit
Short hands-on workshop training modules for parents of children with ASD
This program will essentially aim to empower parents with therapeutic tools and strategies about a particular goal. For example: Parents often hear from us or from teachers that their child needs more work on “Fine motor skills” or they may identify that their child is “unable to channelise their energy”. This module aims to offer a better understanding and provide tips and tools for a parent who is motivated to learn more about need-based topics. This will enhance their tool kit by helping them access the therapists firsthand. We believe parents’ understanding of this knowledge as pertaining to their child, can contribute significantly to the child’s progress.
Some of the weekly training offered in this series are
- Channelizing the child’s energies through sensory processing framework (Stay home edition ).
- Foundation to social communication and contextual understanding of the family as a unit
- Enhancing Fine Motor Skills as a foundation for future Handwriting
- Toileting skills
- Obstacle Courses for Motor Planning and Coordination
Topic: Pre decided
Duration of session: 30 minutes each
Number of days in a week: 3 days
Number of participants: A group of 4 parents maximum where the goal is the same.
CONTENT OF EACH SESSION
Day 1 – Online session with parents
Pre-prep, Explanation of the concept
Sharing activities and videos that could be opportunities at home
How to implement at home
Parents would be provided with a password protected folder in a common Google drive where resources would be available (parent to be advised that this resource is available during the week only)
Day 2 – Session Choice – Real-Time or Email Feedback
Parents will be asked to share videos of activities done at home
The videos can be uploaded in the password-protected Google drive folder previously shared
Parents can choose their channel of communication, meet through video call or check-in through email.
The therapist will be available online at the designated time for consultation.
Email communication wherein the therapist would respond will be at the designated time.
Review activity- Parents will be provided with a change or upskilled (next level of skills) or complexity of activities if required
Day 3 – Review online session
Review and feedback with parent
Feedback sharing: on their learnings and what the child is starting to do differently
How to generalise the learnt skill: within daily activities.
Provide reading resources.