Contemporary Approaches to Intervention
Community request cards are small, portable cards that can be used in one’s community to access goods and services.
Verbalizing and Visualizing is a reading comprehension program intended to help children support reading comprehension by developing visualization skills.
(SMiLE) is a multi-sensory program that teaches speech, reading, and writing in a cohesive way to individuals with the most severe language-learning and literacy disabilities.
Wilson Fundations focuses on multi-sensory instruction for students 2nd grade through adult to increase fundamental areas of reading such as phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, spelling, and comprehension.
Visual Scene Displays (VSD) is a highly contextualized and personal augmentative and alternative communication system that can be used for children or adults of all ages with significant cognitive or linguistic limitations.
The TEACCH autism program is a treatment and educational philosophy that promotes individualized support for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) by creating activities and environments that emphasize meaningfulness.
The Picture Exchange Communication System, or PECS, is an AAC system that aims to focus on the initiation component of communication.
Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing (LiPS) is a multi-sensory process-based intervention program that aims to improve fluency by developing phonemic awareness.
The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is an interdisciplinary early intervention approach to autism that aims to alleviate symptoms of autism and accelerate children’s development.
Communication passports are meant to quickly and effectively communicate “need to know” information for individuals who cannot easily speak for themselves.