ONSITE PUF PROGRAMMING IN EDMONTON
Ages 2 years 8 month to 5 years 11 months (as of September 1)
We know that providing high-quality daily support early in life can dramatically improve a child’s ability to learn and succeed in school, especially for children who have higher needs. The Centre for Autism Services Alberta’s (the Centre) program offers evidence-based learning through play using the support of highly specialized teams. With small class sizes and high teacher-to-student ratios, student learning is maximized.
The Centre is an approved Early Childhood Services (ECS) provider through Alberta Education. We use a naturalistic developmental behavioural approach, an approach proven to be effective for children with autism. This means that we use a mix of play and structured activities that focus on typical developmental milestones and that are taught with evidence-based principles. Daily information is collected to show evidence of a child’s learning and children move through goals at their own pace. Children participate in a routine that is filled with learning experiences in the areas of academics, communication, socialization, motor skills, and self-help skills. We have a strong emphasis on increasing independence and maximizing school readiness.