Do you have a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or related special needs for your child? Are you asking yourself… What can I do about it?
Where should I seek help?
Should I focus on just specific therapies?
Can I outsource this intervention and not get involved?
How can I get my child out of early intervention programs and back to mainstream schools?
A Parents Guide to Early Intervention will help you navigate the questions above with simple step-by-step processes. The Comprehensive Model for Early Intervention (CMEI) was developed by Alex Liau, who has worked with children with special needs for the past 15 years. Alex has combined his experiences in working with parents in Asia, United States, Australia, and Europe in crafting early intervention plans for children with special needs to teach parents:
- How to structure the home environment to optimize learning for their children with special needs
- Simple one-on-one activities (done in a structured manner) to help their children develop good work habits
- How to transit what is learned in a one-on-one setting to a small-group setting to build “pre-preschool” skills
- How to generalize what is learned in a small early intervention group setting into a bigger mainstream classroom setting
- How to build basic social skills for children with special needs to cope with the mainstream school environment
- What parents can do to help their children with special needs navigate this model successfully
Alex believes that parents play an integral part in the development of a child with special needs. CMEI breaks down the various steps parents can take to oversee and be INVOLVED in their children's intervention plan.