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The Special Learning House blog : a lifestyle blog for families who have children with special needs. I am here to help you learn to increase interaction, functional communication and fun through art projects, sensory play, recipes, book recommendations and tips & tools! I want to help you decrease your stress, increase your family fun and help you create wonderful memories with your little ones with special needs!
(If you don’t have a child with special needs but are interested in following our learning journey with the kids at Le Chemin ABA, you are more than welcome to follow us too! I am so excited to have you here!)
I am the owner of the Le Chemin ABA Learning House, a center in the heart of Paris, France, for children with autism and other special needs.
Therapy room @ Le Chemin ABA
Here, we welcome children and adolescents to learn and have fun in a safe and stimulating environment. We are a family – learning from one another and sharing in new experiences each day!
The therapy program takes place in a private house that includes 2 therapy rooms, a garden created and maintained by the children, 2 therapy yorkies, a therapeutic aquarium, a very well-loved kitchen, a living room, an adapted bathroom for toilet training and a dining area. The kids learn a variety of skills by using all areas of the house!
The Le Chemin ABA program offers the opportunity for individuals with special needs to participate in a variety of adapted, educational programs : 1:1 ABA sessions with me, 1:1 educational sessions with an éducatrice spécialisée, parental coaching, school supervision, a small class experience (1/2 or full time), small group sessions, adapted sports and cultural (music, pottery, cooking, gardening) ateliers and a diverse Summer program including children who hail from all over the world! Group programs and private sessions are offered in English and in French.
Each child has their own, individually adapted, program based on the ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) method. An individualized program is crucial to fix learning objectives and track progress. I combine ABA with the Montessori approach and Waldorf philosophy.
We use a lot of interactive learning materials at Le Chemin ABA as I believe that wooden, interactive toys and symbolic play are crucial for brain and skill development!
Areas of progress include : communication, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, functional activities, sibling relationships, social play, independent play and school readiness!
I am so lucky to also get to coach families all over the world through Skype programs to help them reorganize their home spaces, create functional learning and play spaces and to teach them to put in place home programs, with specific learning goals, that help their kids progress!
So, prepare a cup of tea, sit down and relax, and I hope you find some great information that helps you on your family journey!
Hope to meet you one day at Le Chemin ABA!
Alix Strickland Frénoy
Founder & director & the voice behind this blog!
For collaborations, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have as well.
Violette & Chou Chou : our autism therapy dogs at Le Chemin ABA
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