EI Programs

Baby Sign Language:

Baby Sign Language for Families helps hearing infants and toddlers communicate with their parents, grandparents, and caregivers.  Baby Sign is effective with children as young as seven months old.  For more information on this free class call Mary Jo Flamm-Miller at 740-772-7370.

 

Sing & Play

Led by a Music Therapist and Behavior Specialists to increase communication between parent & child (ages birth – 5) through interactive play and music.  This group uses evidenced-based practices from Dr. Rick Solomon, M.D. of P.L.A.Y. Project.

 

 PLAY  Autism Intervention

The PLAY Project organization offers research-based autism programs that focus on play and relationships to support the social and emotional growth of the child with autism. PLAY Project methods, techniques, and principles are the foundation for PLAY Autism intervention. Professionals who offer PLAY Autism Intervention are trained and credentialed by the PLAY Project organization.

What is the PLAY Project?

The PLAY Project organization offers research-based autism programs that focus on play and relationships to support the social and emotional growth of the child with autism. PLAY Project methods, techniques, and principles are the foundation for PLAY Autism intervention. Professionals who offer PLAY Autism Intervention are trained and credentialed by the PLAY Project organization.

What do you need to start the PLAY Project?

Before beginning PLAY Autism intervention typically establish the diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for their child from a pediatric professional.

What research exists for PLAY?

The PLAY Project uses evidence-based best practices. PLAY Autism Intervention’s parent-implemented early intervention model has excellent scientific evidence for its effectiveness.

In 2014, the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics published the results of a randomized controlled trial of the program. This large-scale study demonstrated the following results:

Significant improvement in:

  • Children’s autism severity
  • Social-emotional development of children with autism
  • Parent and child interactions
  • Reduction in parent stress and depression

PLAY Services at The Pioneer Center

PLAY Autism Intervention services typically include:

  • Monthly home visits from a certified PLAY Project Consultant
  • Modeling and coaching services to help improve the interaction between parent and child.
  • Direct play between child and Play Project Consultants
  • A PLAY Plan report and video provided after each visit. The plan includes detailed recommendations for methods, techniques, and activities. The video captures the Consultant modeling techniques as well as the parent and child’s interactions.
  • Family support: ongoing emails and phone calls to ensure families get resources, help with school, and help with other needs.
  • Case review and feedback on your child’s development from a team of professionals.

To find out more call: 740-774-6890, or email: LListon@rossdd.org

 

Music Time

Families making music together. Sing!  Shake!  Clap! Stimulate your child’s development through playful music and movement activities.

 

Infant Massage

Infant Massage can help strengthen bonding between caregivers and their children, and offers many benefits to the developing child.  Individual or small group sessions are offer to interested families in the Early Intervention Program (following medical clearance from the child’s physician).  Infant massage is offered at the child’s home or at the Child Development Center, depending on the parents’ preference.  This is a free service offered to families enrolled in the Early Intervention Program.

For more information about any of these activities, please contact Lisa Liston (lliston@rossdd.org or 740-774-6890).