Polina is 12 years old, she lives in Niznhy Novgorod and has autistic spectrum disorders. Before she started attending Naked Heart Family Support Centre her behaviour was very difficult. However regular classes helped her significantly improve her social skills. Watch this video to learn more:
Roza Lubimova, Polina’s mother:
“When we came to the Family Support Centre, Polina’s behavior was very difficult. She couldn’t interact properly for her age. She had a lot of stereotypical movements; there were a lot of things that she couldn’t comprehend and we didn’t know how to teach her to communicate so that we could have a peaceful life like other families. It was pretty tough. And although she had some speech abilities, she didn’t use them to communicate effectively.
Now we can communicate using interactive timelines. She goes to school; she has one-on-one lessons. She now knows how to read, write and count. We’re teaching her the times tables.
But the most important thing is that here at the Family Support Centre she has learnt to interact with other kids. She learnt to interact with the teachers and with adults in general, thereby making everyday social situations pretty easy for us. Of course, we’ve come a long way to get here.”
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