Cognitive or academic approaches

WHY

  • Adapt to the specificities of children's learning and build on their strengths

  • Each child has specific learning characteristics (see The Multiple Intelligences by H. Gardner) but atypical children have an even more critical need for adaptation to allow them to develop to their full potential.

  • Explain to the child the specifics of his functioning, to help him develop strategies

HOW? 'OR' WHAT

  • Adapt to the specificities of children's learning and build on their strengths

  • Each child has specific learning characteristics (see The Multiple Intelligences by H. Gardner) but atypical children have an even more critical need for adaptation to allow them to develop to their full potential.

  • Explain to the child the specifics of his functioning, to help him develop strategies

WHAT APPROACHES

  1. Montessori pedagogy and sensory material

  2. ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis), Lovaas

  3. Teacch, Denver

  4. DIR Floortime, Son-Rise, PRT (Pivotal Response Therapy)

  5. Cognitive mediation: Feuerstein, metapedagogy or UpBraining

  6. Stimulation of cognitive functions: Arrowsmith

  7. Concentration training program, working memory: CogMed, Cellfield Program, Corvirtua Cognition, Quertant (TNS)​

  8. Learning to read adapted to dyslexic disorders: Orton gillingham, Lindamood-bell, The Barton Reading & Spelling System

Cognitive and academic approaches

Why ?

  • Develop interactions, communication, assertiveness, self-esteem

  • Promote the emergence of language and all forms of communication  

  • Put in place the appropriate alternative communication tools allowing the development of the child  

  • Numerous studies on the benefits of rhythm and music

  • Promote the development of interactions and expression

  • Work on language, expression, pronunciation, orality

  • Identify specific needs and tools adapted to alternative communication

  • Promote auditory integration, improvement of the auditory process and sound discernment

What approaches?
 

  1. Speech therapy

  2. Art therapy, music therapy, dance therapy

  3. Alternative and augmented communication: Makaton, PECS, tablets 

  4. Talk Tools, Senez method, DNP (Natural Speech Dynamics)

  5. Hearing integration

  6. Stimulation by filtered music: Tomatis, Intergrated Listening systems

  7. ForBrain Helmet

How? 'Or' What ?

Main publications  scientists

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