Early Intervention

The early schooling years are a crucial time for a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  By encouraging the development of essential skills at an early age, we can help improve our child’s learning ability throughout his/her life

Early intervention for learners as young as 20 months is vital and includes elements such as:

  • The identification of colours and understanding colours concepts
  • Counting and Number recognition
  • The ABC’s –sorting and identification
  • Time concepts and the understanding of what time is and means
  • Weather concepts and seasons
  • Picture recognition such as family, friends, school, home and food choices. This is particularly important for learners that are not able to communicate
  • Shapes, Jigsaw puzzle, problem solving & patience
  • Turn taking
  • Behaviour intervention
  • Gross and fine motor development
  • Listening skills

Effective early intervention programs are a vital first step for children with autism and other developmental delays and can go a long way in helping the child achieve their full potential.  For many children the road will be a bumpy one and there will be times when their progress will be slow but parents need to realize the early intervention is the child’s best hope for the future.

Feel free to contact the office at Amazing K to discuss our eclectic teaching approach and to find our more about of Early Intervention Program – 011 793 4053 or e-mail ilse@amazingk.co.za

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Ilse Kilian-Ross

Ilse Kilian-Ross is the owner of Amazing K, a registered ECD and Partial Care Facility in Johannesburg. Amazing K is a private adhd school, autism school and therapy centre for children from age 2 - 6 years where learners receive the best of both the schooling and therapy world. The autism school offers Individualized Education Programs, Speech- and Augmentive Alternative Communication (AAC) therapy as well as a full and adapted Academic Curriculum.