Child Intervention Literature Review

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When looking at reviews on interventions used with children with asd it appears not all are effective there are features of some that are more effective than others. There has been a great level of importance placed on the key features that promote the effectiveness and that start the intervention process as early as possible that most children benefit from over 15 hours per week of intervention, the more the better. Including interventions were parents and carers can be involved. Interventions that seem to show the most affect are behavioural approaches and those that address the issues of social communication. There is no intervention that will reduce symptoms of autism, there are ones that focus on improving life skills and other abilities …show more content…

Furthermore, the results and effectiveness of an intervention is likely to rely very much on the training and competence of the staff, their ability to stick with the exact ‘rules’ of the intervention without drifting, and the definition of success. The first intervention i have looked into is social story something I have come across briefly in work, an example of a social story i have used is i had a storyboard about the weather. My student is anxious about rain, when it rains she will scream and shout and run off. I created based on this. There was six points. When it rains i feel scared. When i feel scared i get frustrated and i shout and run away. When i feel frustrated i need to stop and start my deep breaths. I will give myself a cuddle and calm down. When i am calm i can focus on getting inside. Social stories are all about helping young people with an ASD to produce the appropriate responses to situations or reactions so that they can cope better without causing disruption. For example the young girl i work with if she is in lesson and see’s rain she will run through the asd centre and distrust other learners. There is also …show more content…

Social stories were a creation of an academic called Carol Gray, first published in her paper, Social stories: Improving responses of students with autism with accurate social information (1993). They are great tools that can help children with ASD to learn about the appropriate responses and reactions to situations,and they can also be adapted to each child and help children learn about the mental states of other people, including causes, and behaviours that other people may show when in specific mental states. Another intervention i have seen at work is the incredible five point scale, this intervention is used on a young lad i work with at college and our scale is very similar to the example used in the book, on a visual manner, he has a scale in front of him and when he can often sing and get louder and louder and so on his scale we added in singing too loud singing outdoors and indoor singing so with his talking and singing were able to visually show him by running our finger from too loud to

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