The Successful Interaction with a Child with Autism Course will teach you how to create an adapted learning space, use visual support, build communication skills, life skills, sensory play skills
and fine motor skills, all while reducing difficult behaviors.
It will make you a better parent, therapist or teacher for your child/students with special needs.
✔️ Module 1 : Understanding Autism - What Make an Autistic Child Tick?
What is autism?
You will learn about autism, how it affects the brain and how people with autism think and learn differently.
In order yo help your child or students thrive, you need to understand the fundamental characteristics of the autistic child.
✔️ Module 2 : Create Adapted Space
Creating an adapted space is essential in order to teach a child with autism effectively. Whether you are creating a learning space at home, or adapting your classroom, a dedicated and adapted learning canbe the difference between a successful program and meltdown after meltdown.
We'll explore how lighting, furniture, colors and space impact an autistic child's ability to learn comfortably and happily - at home and in the classroom. You'll be given clear information you can use to adapt your own learning spaces whether you are a parent, teacher or therapist in private practice.
✔️ Module 3 : Create and Use Visual Support & Visual Schedules
One of the most important tools you can incorporate into your home and classroom programs are visual support and visual schedules.
Most people know they need to be using some kind of visual support and visual schedule, but most people are using them incorrectly. When used properly, visual support is one of your most powerful tools to increase learning, communication and fun all while decreasing difficult behavior patterns.
✔️ Module 4 : Build Communication Skills
Building communication skills is one of the most essential and difficult parts of working with children on the autism spectrum. If you are a parent, you probably spend a great deal of time wishing your child could communicate more eaily. If you are a speech therapist, you have probably realized the therapy exercises you typically use don't work in the same way for children with autism. If you are a teacher, seeing your students with autism try to express their needs verbally may just break your heart.
Individuals with autism learn language, and communicate, differently than other children. They need to learn to communicate in a visual way. I will walk you through the exact steps I have used to help hundreds of kids go from being non-verbal to verbal.
This is not a quick fix, communication difficulties are central to an autism diagnosis and are on-going, but you will learn to guide and facilitate language acquisition in a powerful and clear way for your child or students.
✔️ Module 5 : Set up simple sensory play
Daily sensory play is essential for helping your child or students self-regulate and keep stimming behaviors at bay.
However, we all know it's not as easy as just putting out some sensory boxes and leaving the child to play. If you do that, you will end with a huge mess, guaranteed! Learn to set up and mediate sensory play in a way that will give your child or students the sensory input they need all while teaching them new, interactive skills.
✔️ Module 6 : Get Difficult Behaviors Under Control
You will learn the exact steps you need to take to understand and guide behavior change.
Learn to understand the meaning behind behaviors you would classify as difficult (hitting, screaming, throwing, biting, to name a few...). All behavior is a form of communication and when you learn to decode behavior, you can guide your child or students towards more adapted behavior choices.
Learn to track behavior, identify the reason a behavior is occurring and come up with a solid plan to reduce the difficult behavior with more a functional behavior and maintain. Become a master of positive reinforcement!
✔️ Module 7 : Build Fine Motor Skills
Learn to build fine motor skills in a fun way to help your child or students gain fine motor control, build finger, hand and wrist strength, begin creating lines and simple shapes and eventually progress to being ready to start, or improve, their writing.
✔️ Module 8 : Teach Daily Living Skills
Follow my guidelines to decide which living skills are most important for you to work on right now.
I will be covering some of the basic living skills necessary for an autistic child to thrive such a toilet training, participating in daily home or classroom routines, hobbies and simple food prep. I will also be touching on food selectivity and sleep schedules.
No more scrambling for clear information about autism. Once you go through my expert led course, you will understand autism, how it manifests and how you can guide an autistic child to thrive across skill domains whether you are a parent, therapist or teacher.
✔️ 8 learning modules
Each week, for 8 weeks*, you will receive a weekly written guide that will teach you the concepts of the module for that week.
*You can go through the materials whenever you want, at your convenience, and how ever many times you like. You will continue to have access to the materials and can go back to them for reference as needed.
✔️ 8 workbooks
Each week, for 8 weeks, you will receive a weekly workbook that goes with the module of that week. Use the workbook to adapt the week's teachings to your own personal situation with your child or students.
✔️ Bonus : The Autism Activities Planner
Plan your learning activities. Use the Autism Activities Planner to visually plan the activities you will do during your sessions.
✔️ Bonus : Data Sheets to Track and Increase Progress
Use the data sheets I created for you to track learning progress. Print them out as many times as you like.
✔️8 learning modules Each week, for 8 weeks, you will receive a weekly written guide that will teach you the concepts of the module for that week.
✔️8 workbooks Each week, for 8 weeks, you will receive a weekly workbook that goes with the module of that week.
✔️Audio lessons to learn on the go.
✔️Data collection sheets that are easy to use as a parent or professional to help you track your child's or students' progress.
✔️A beautifully designed printable planner to plan out all of the activities you will do with your child or students each day, week and month.
Hi there, I'm Alix!
I'm an Autism Expert and Autism Parenting Coach with over 18 years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum, and their families.
The Learning House
I am from NYC but I have lived in Paris France since I was 18 years old when I moved here for university and never left.
I founded the first private ABA center for special needs in France - Le Chemin ABA.
I don't know how many thousands of hours I have spent working with kids with autism but I am sure of one thing - they have taught me more than I have taught them.
It All Started with a Different Diagnosis
I decided to dedicate my life to working children on the autism spectrum after I met the first ASD child I had ever known during a college internship.
However, I knew I wanted to work with special needs kids way before that... I grew up with a brother, Nick, who has Prader-Will Syndrome. I was a teenager when he was born and I got to work, one on one, with his therapists so that I could learn to help him at home too.
I thought the therapists were amazing, and helped our family so much, and decided that's what I wanted to do too when I grew up!
This course is for any special needs parent or professional who wants to better understand how to help their little learners. Although I created the course with children with autism in mind, the information in the course will help you if you are interacting with children with a variety of special needs. I personally work with children with ADHD, Prader Will Syndrome, Williams Syndrome and a variety of other special needs and have experience using everything I teach in the course to help children with various special needs progress.
If your child or students need help decreasing difficult behaviors and increasing communication, life, sensory play and fine motor skills, then this course is for you!
The course is created to go through over 8 weeks but you will have access once you sign up and can go through the course at your convenience. You will have access to the course to go through whenever you want and however many times you need.
Yes! That is the beauty of the internet my friends! You can participate in this course from the comfort of your own home from anywhere in the World. You can also participate in coaching with me from anywhere in the World and I will do my best to accommodate your particular timezone (I am in France).
There isn't a specific start and end date for the course. You will have unlimited access to the course to go back to again and again as needed.
The current price for the course is $279.
Due to the digital nature of this product, I do not offer any refunds. I do, however, stand behind this product 100% and am sure you won't want a refund!
You will not have personalized coaching sessions during the course. However, you are always welcome to email me your questions at email@example.com and I will support you in any way I can. I will be opening up limited spots for my coaching program again in January 2021.
I am absolutely dedicated to making sure each and every one of my students receives the royal treatment when she joins. I limit enrollment to a few times a year so that I can create an experience where new students are warmly received, supported, and guided to all that the Successful Interaction with a Child with Autism Course has to offer. By creating specific enrollment periods, I can dedicate time and resources to welcoming each new “class”.
No, this is a course with 8 models that addresses 8 specific topics in-depth. The bundle is a bundle of printable activities.
The information included in the course will help you teach individuals on the autism spectrum or with other special needs regardless of age.
Yes, although I have created the course with the particular needs of autistic individuals in mind, you will still be able to get a lot out of the course if you are a parent of a child with other special needs.
Yes, although I have created the course with the particular needs of autistic individuals in mind, you will still be able to get a lot out of the course if you are a professional teaching individuals with other special needs.
Yes, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an official invoice. Many of my clients are able to get my products and services reimbursed through insurance companies, government funding, learning stipends, ongoing education funds and more. I cannot guarantee that you will receive a reimbursement - that will depend on your particular situation - but I would be happy to send you an official invoice so that you can make the request.