Post edited 12:44 am – May 4, 2012 by KimS
“Strategic Use of Critical Curriculum Elicits Supported Sense-Making” – Lynette Scotese-Wojitila
I’ve been reading up on this type of therapy. The seven theories in the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Approach stem from Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Special Education and Psychology. The Integrations Treatment Center, or ITC has been using this integrated therapy approach with much success. Scotese-Wojtila tries to focus on the neurological way that the autistic mind functions instead of trying to condition people with autism to think and behave same as a typically functioning person would.
For example, the S.U.C.C.E.S.S approach uses activities focused on the child’s sense of touch. A therapist may encourage a child to play with putty or rub bristles on the child’s hand to help fire up parts of the brain that are asleep in an autistic child. Where some treatments may reprimand an autistic child for throwing an object across the room these therapises will focus on what triggered that reaction and find out what the child is trying to communicate.
There’s a cool videos about this sort of therapy:
You can also read more about this type of therapy here:
Have any of you had experience with this sort of therapy? If so please share your experience! Thanks!