Our Approach

Our Early Years’ service provides a dynamic and comprehensive approach to support progress and embrace the diversity of individual learning needs.

Our early intervention is based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behaviour (VB). This is a data-driven, scientifically based method, effective in helping children with autism to be ready for learning.

As well as ABA/VB we use approaches based on developmental domains and the parent-child relationship, including elements of the Early Start Denver Model. These include focusing on imitation, non-verbal communication (including joint attention), verbal communication, social development (including emotional sharing), engagement and play. Our staff are trained in Makaton sign language and other forms of communication styles.

We empower parents to support their child’s development in communication and language through play, focusing on the child’s preferences and interests. We personalise materials and activities for the children and most importantly we incorporate family values, needs and preferences into a child’s objectives and parents’ use of strategies at home and in other community settings.

Whether it is being able to make a request, take turns or developing important pre-learning skills and developing the motivation for learning; each child is supported to make progress with personalised targets that build on the progress they have already made in their development.