THE TALKING PLAYHOUSE
A Place for Social Learning, Executive Function | Organizational
Skills, Pragmatic Language & Written Expression
Approach & Social Cognitive/Language Testing
We teach flexibility to our students and maintain that flexibility throughout our classes and therapeutic planning. Each child is unique and requires his/her own unique set of assessment tools and therapy approaches.
Our process entails extensive parent interviewing, face-to-face pre-screening in some cases, assessment, remediation, parent training and ongoing parent conferences. Our assessment process is extensive and includes a combination of the aforementioned including standardized testing as well as assessing individual strengths & weaknesses as a tool to help in treatment planning.
Our work doesn't just end at the session; we make visits for observations in the home and with allied professionals outside The Talking Playhouse family in order to see your child in a variety of real life settings. This includes working with the teachers and speech & language therapists at school.
For our social pragmatic language groups, each therapist creates a custom approach depending upon the profiles of students attending the group. They pull from the leading experts in the field such as Dr. Barry Prizant (Yale University) founder of the SCERTS program for Autism, The Hanen Group approach, Michelle Garcia Winner of Social Thinking and more.
Sensory Integration Dysfunction: Child Magazine
Autism : New Yorker Nov. 3 2004
Autism : Newsweek, Sept. 2003
Developmental Milestones : Speech & Language DevelopmentAutism Characteristics, Facts
New York Times: http://www.autism-biomed.org/nyt-aut.htm Wired Magazine:
Out of Sync Child
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the night-Time Narrated by Christopher John Francis Boone, a 15 year old boy with Asperger's, written by Mark Haddon
The Essential Difference by Simon Baron-Cohen
CHARTS, FACTS & CHARACTERISTICS
• DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES FOR LANGUAGE
• BEHAVORIAL INTERVENTIONS
• DEVELOPMENTAL LEVEL AND FUNCTIONS