Six trips to Cali with 3 year old who has the mentality of a 2 year old and the body of a 5 year old? That, I'm a leeeeeettle scared (lotta scared). However I will be looking into the Boston Wings for Autism Program which is for a program for children with special needs to help prepare for air travel. We will be starting the research study in May so we have time to prepare. Like calling the doctor and getting MEDICATION. (Maybe some for Owen too.).
"Study: Parent Mediated Language Intervention for Young Children with Fragile X Syndrome
- Use of positive behavior supports to decrease challenging behavior
In addition to delays in spoken language, young children with FXS also can display a number of behaviors (for example, hyperactivity, anxiety, and symptoms of autism) that interfere with the ways in which they initiate social interactions, play with toys, and participate in the types of shared interactions that support language learning. Our intervention program includes a functional assessment and behavioral support planning from a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. In addition, positive behavior supports are integrated into all intervention sessions with the goal of decreasing challenging behaviors that can disrupt the process of parent-child interaction and interfere with successful language learning.
- Use of distance technologyTo increase the number of sessions during which the parent can receive feedback and coaching from a clinician, parents will participate in weekly intervention sessions conducted via distance technology. In addition to decreasing the need for families to travel to participate in the intervention, the use of distance technology allows the clinician to provide feedback and suggestions to the parent as they interact with their child at home.