Ilya Ermolaev, father of Egor, a boy with autism, on his personal experience of the EarlyBird training:
“The EarlyBird training transformed our life and our relationship with our child. Egor is five now. We learned about his condition when he was three and a half. Like all other parents, we started researching and reading lots of books.
Later we discovered that the “Anton’s Right Here” centre was running an EarlyBird training programme for parents. We are definitely part of the group of “100% satisfied people” that would highly recommend the training to others.
The training helped us a lot in systematising our existing knowledge and acquiring new knowledge. Before attending this training, we interacted and exchanged knowledge with other parents raising children with special needs. But the EarlyBird training took that interaction to a whole new level. Now we share only evidence-based methods of working with children with special needs.
We started using a scheduling system, which really helps us to deal with Egor’s anxiety and improves his communication skills. In the old days, it was hard to distract Egor and refocus his attention on something else. Now, with the help of the schedule and the sequence method, Egor easily shifts his focus from one activity to another. In the past, we barely managed to play in turns but now Egor has become calmer, easily concentrates his attention and follows instructions well.”
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