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Online-Consultation & Supervision
online-consultation is a web-based support for parents, students, professionals
and individuals with Autism. It has been shown to be a good strategy for providing
fast and effective help to affected children, adolescents and young adults. Through
clips of everyday situations, school- or therapy settings help is directly linked
to the reality of the affected individual in his or her natural environment.
is also offered for candidates for the German Autism Certificate as well as RBTs
(Registered Behavior Technicians) or BCBAs (Board Certified Behavior Analysists)
who need supervision hours for keeping their certification.
What is the
focus of consultations?
The consultation focuses on the following:
are the advantages of online-consultation?
- Consultation, training and supervision of parents and their home-teams as
well as co/therapists, students and teachers.
- Consultation of affected
adolescents and adults
- Analysis of behavior problems and development of
- Development of Individual Education plans
Online-consultation has the
- Consultation in the home
- Shorter waiting-lists,
no need for traveling, less cost
- Time-savings for consultant as well
as the family and their teams
- Improved understanding of complex behavior
problems through filmed behavior across different settings
- Easy feedback
to supervisees through videos of co-/therapists or trainees
- Direct assessment
What is parents´ feedback?
(Names have been changed)
- A mother sent
the following email after a Tele-Consultation session:
There are many changes
in Tim and today we practiced the "ee" - unfortunately without camera.
He once actually produced the best possible "ee" and was so thrilled!
- Feedback sent by the teacher after I suggested during a skype
session to use vicarious conditioning:
went very well. Tanja had taken off her shoes quickly, but I had to help with
her socks. Since her neighbor, Patty, had already undressed independently I gave
Patty a piece of chocolate. Watching this Tanja made some extra effort and for
the first time in her life she took off her pants and her underpants all by herself.
I was so happy to give her the rest of the chocolate bar.
- Email by a mother one week after a team-meeting about the ongoing stereotypic
pretending of her son to drill (with various fantasy objects):
I am happy
to report the good news that Fabian´s interest in the "drill-time"
(with a real toy drill) is increasingly vanishing. While he keeps asking now and
then, when the "drill-time" will be, he accepts the arranged reply "Drill
time is 6:00pm". When it is about that time he usually no longer wants to
play with the toy drill, but comes up with alternatives, such as baking with me
with the mixer or playing with the iPad. He now varies his wishes and tends to
accept time-limits. If he decides on playing with the drill, he is usually done
within ten minutes.
- After 1 ½ year of Tele-Consultation
a mother reported about the first successful IQ-test of her son:
I am so
relieved that Jannik has participated and that this result has been possible.
Whenever there are doubts about him I now have a good proof of his "normal
functioning level". This also demonstrates how much he has learned during
the last year, especially regarding his concentration and his motivation to work
on activities other than his favorites.
- After visiting
the office for Social and Youth Affairs, which acknowledged another year of funding
for the home-training, a mother wrote:
The staff were very kind and mentioned
that they never thought, Marcel would develop this well. Due to the good intervention,
he now would be much better off than comparable children. They asked to be informed
about his future development, for example his job-training. This way they could
benefit from our pioneering efforts and could share this with other families.
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