A new way of teaching children with autism and learning delays
Based on the work a Wollongong mother did helping her own autistic son learn how to speak, The Flashcards is now being used by both parents and teachers to help children with autism, brain injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, down’s syndrome and hearing impairment find their voice.
“These flashcards are the best on the market. The program is so easy to follow that even inexperienced parents like me can use them with my son. I highly recommend this product.” Parent of a non-verbal autistic son
“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” Ignacio Estrada
The first thing any parent is told when their child is diagnosed with autism is that early intervention is the key to securing the best possible future for their child. But what exactly does early intervention involve and how can a parent best provide it?
One thing we do know about autistic children is that they learn visually. Up until now, parents and educators have had to collect images for themselves, spending hundreds of dollars on the materials alone. It’s time consuming and difficult to get right.
This was the experience of Melody, a mother from New South Wales whose two year old son was diagnosed with autism three years ago. It led to her creating an affordable and easy to use collection of 727 flashcards that come with extensive notes on how to get the most out of the cards, making the sessions productive and enjoyable.
Melody’s own son went from non-verbal to verbal using the program, but its usefulness extends beyond the needs of the child. The Flashcards also gives parents the opportunity to better understand their child – to know what they know.
Another advantage is that parents of children with learning delays can use the cards to assess the severity of their child’s condition. As anyone with a child with special needs knows, it’s an expensive business. A simple assessment by a trained speech therapist can cost upwards of $400. Add to this the cost of increased care and most families struggle to finance such programs.
The Flashcards is a cost effective alternative with proven results.
To find out more please visit www.theflashcards.com.au