Profectum Parent Toolbox
"Profectum Parent Toolbox (PPT), a new interactive webcast series introduced at the 4th Annual International Profectum Conference in Pasadena, was developed by the Profectum Foundation and edited and animated by Exceptional Minds visual artist students to help parents interact with their ASD child.
The Profectum Parent Toolbox series instructs parents on the basics, such as how to set the stage for interaction, as well as on more advanced concepts, such as how to capture the “gleam” in a child’s eyes when connecting and interacting. The overarching goal of the Profectum Parent Toolbox series is for parents to build their own personalized toolbox filled with ideas, strategies and hands-‐on techniques that will help them interact with their child based on his/her own individual psychological and sensory makeup.
Webcasts average 30 minutes each, and step parents through a process of setting goals, trying new ideas and developing strategies for engaging and interacting with their child. They learn how to become an effective play partner, discover a child’s individual differences, build on interaction circles, and practice interactions in different situations and settings. Video demonstrations within each webcast show how various strategies can be used. Icons identify where parents are in the process and guide them throughout the webcasts and accompanying interactive workbook, which parents use to record observations that will help them develop an individualized strategy for their child."
Excerpts from a press release from our friends at Exceptional Minds! Read the full article.