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Early Intervention Models: Internal Focus

Internal Focus:
Methodology is based on entering the child’s ‘inside’ world. The interventions are child led, rather than led by the therapist. The therapist allows the child to choose what will happen during the session. The therapist attempts to engage and interact with the child, based on the child's interests. Therapies include:
DIR / FloortimePRT - Pivotal Response TrainingESDMT - Early Start Denver Model TherapyDIR / Floortime was developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan. He was a child psychologist that devoted his professional efforts to helping children with autism and other developmental delays. DIR or Developmental Individual Relationship (DIR) and Floortime became synonymous with his theory that child development centers around the core elements of relationships, communication, behavior and thinking. Parents learn how to use his methods and his intervention system can be utilized at anytime, anywhere. To learn more visit https://www.stanleygreenspan.com.

PRT - Pivotal Response…

An Interview with Chris Brocious

An Interview with Christopher Brocious, Web / App Developer
Chris Brocious developed the “Autism Awareness Screening Test” application. It is available for download in the Apple Store. Mr. Brocious holds two Bachelor of Science degrees. One is in political science from the University of Arkansas – Little Rock (USA) and the other degree is in Spanish from La Autónoma de Guadalajara (Mexico).  To learn more about Chris, read his profile on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-brocious-04386121/ or contact him at Chrisbrocious@yahoo.com for your application / website design needs.
Why did you decide to become a app/web designer?
I have always been intrigued with the potential of learning certain programming languages. Of course, learning a new skill like web/app development might be an opportunity to open doors to a 21st century job market.
Why did you want to do this project pro bono?
I was looking to create a portfolio to show the world that I could offer these services - (web/mo…

Autism Awareness Screening Test App

Screening Tool for Autism now available in the Apple Store

According to the Center for Disease Control:
• “About 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.
• ASD is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.
• ASD is about 4.5 times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189).
• Studies in Asia, Europe, and North America have identified individuals with ASD with an average prevalence of between 1% and 2%.
• About 1 in 6 children in the United States had a developmental disability in 2006-2008, ranging from mild disabilities such as speech and language impairments to serious developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, and autism.”
Source: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data.html

Why is this app needed?
This app was developed for parents, grandparents and other primary caregivers that…

Developmental Milestones - 5 Years of Age

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Important Milestones: Your Child By 5 Years of Age
Milestone Checklist
How your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about your child’s development. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. Check the milestones your child has reached by the end of 5 years. Talk with your child’s doctor at every visit about the milestones your child has reached and what to expect next. What most children do by this age:



Social and Emotional
Wants to please friends Wants to be like friends More likely to agree with rules Likes to sing, dance, and act Is aware of gender Can tell what’s real and what’s make-believe Shows more independence (for example, may visit a next-door neighbor by himself [adult supervision is still needed]) Is sometimes demanding and sometimes very cooperative Language/Communication
Speaks very clearly Tells a simple story using full sentences Uses future tense; for example, “Grandma will be here.” Says name and address  C…

Developmental Milestones - 4 Years of Age

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Important Milestones: Your Child By 4 Years of Age
Milestone Checklist
How your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about your child’s development. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. Check the milestones your child has reached by the end of 4 years. Talk with your child’s doctor at every visit about the milestones your child has reached and what to expect next. What most children do by this age:



Social and Emotional
Enjoys doing new things Plays “Mom” and “Dad” Is more and more creative with make-believe play Would rather play with other children than by himself Cooperates with other children Often can’t tell what’s real and what’s make-believe Talks about what she likes and what she is interested in Language/Communication
Knows some basic rules of grammar, such as correctly using “he” and “she” Sings a song or says a poem from memory such as the “Itsy Bitsy Spider” or the “Wheels on the Bus” Tells stories Can say firs…