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A new ASK Programme for Adolescents and Young Adults with Learning Differences and Special Educational Needs

Café Society

A NEW SOCIAL GROUP for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Geneva region

Wednesdays starting 17th September 2016, from 15h to 16h30

Following the success of the summer programme, ASK – All Special Kids is introducing a new social group for younger children between the ages of 5 and 8, with the aim to offering weekly structured activities in a fun group environment using play and sensory therapy, and visual support for thematic workshops, to stimulate and to inspire your child’s imagination while learning social skills.

In addition to the group objectives, we will target individual aims for the year and address individual challenges step by step during each session.

 
 
 
 
 

Group Objectives

 
  • Sharing – Toys, objects while playing, ideas and point of view.
  • Social Interactions – Taking turns, eye contact, body language, emotions.
  • Communication – Asking for help, asking questions, organizing your thoughts, understanding and making simple, clear and relevant sentences, comments.
  • Theory of Mind – Someone thinks differently than I do.

Each week, we will structure the session based around a particular theme to awakening their curiosity, learn social cues and vocabulary.

Ideas of Themes:

  • Friendship – Definition, how to make a friend, how to play, to talk, to behave with them.
  • 5 Senses – Occupational and sensory therapy, exploring through food, water beads, lights, sounds and smells
  • Cooking or Food preparation- Sensory experiences and following the steps to learn to listen and focus

In order to maximize the group’s potential to meet your child’s individual needs, we encourage your contribution and welcome any comments or ideas.

Our communication will be through email and you will receive a weekly group report.

Please contact cafesociety@allspecialkids.org for further information

 

Programme Facilitators

 
  • Chantal Prinsloo
    Counselor

    chantal_Prinsloo-sm Chantal holds a M.A. in Counseling from Webster University Geneva, Switzerland. She has previous experience as a counseling intern at an academic hospital in South Africa and a private international school in Geneva.

    Chantal holds a dual B.S. qualification in Mathematics and Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Chantal has seven years of experience working as a mathematics tutor with children of various educational needs, ranging in age from ten to nineteen years old. She has been in the Geneva region since November 2011.
    Chantal joined ASK in November 2013 as a volunteer for the weekly Homework Club and she has volunteered at the ASK summer camp. She is currently a co-facilitator of the Social Skills program.

  • Laura Alfageme
    Speech and language Therapist
    LauraAlfageme_250Laura holds a B.Sc in Communication Sciences from City University London, United Kingdom. She is a qualified speech and language therapist with previous experience in the UK, Cambodia and Switzerland.
    Laura currently works as a speech and language therapist in various international schools in Geneva since September of 2013. She works with children and students ranging between 3 and 16 years of age with a wide range of special needs.
    Laura joined ASK in July of 2014, working with young adults to provide social and life skills at the ASK summer camp.
 

Practical Details

 

If you are not already an ASK Member, become one now and benefit from reduced Member rates right away!

The dates in 2016 are:
Sept 17 and 24,
Oct 8 and 22,
Nov 5 and 19,
Dec 3 and 17.

Dates for 2017 will be confirmed soon.

 

 
17 September 2016, 15:00   through   17 December 2016, 16:30
Phone: 41 (0) 22 788 21 02
Email:
Cafe Society fees
ASK Member Fees CHF 715.00
Non-Member Fees CHF 850.00

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