Thank you to everyone who continues to support Penndco program during hard times. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 we are unable to work in person with our children who have required help in communication skills and social skills. We try to work through tele-intervention to providing the resources for parents and children. We encourage our parents to help their children in developing stronger social skills, vocabulary and communication by playing with toys and family members. We hope to greet the smiling faces again soon, and to hear the very important word "HI".
To encourage to develop child's communication we are sharing fun, materials and interactive websites. Every family report as well as feedback counts!
Penndco Parents and children appreciate GlobalGiving Foundation for the valuable support! Our Special Thank You is following to all Penndco Donors and Supporters!
We appreciate your financial support during a COVID-19 pandemic time. We would like to inform you that Penndco follows federal and state guidance on COVID-19 health and safety practices.
We are working with our children by using available technology for family and their child. We support our families in each step of child's development by providing the valuable recommendations for every child and every parent.
Daniil's parents shared that his son after three months of teletherapy lost his beginning social skills. David's father reported that family gets a lot of support and knowledge during our teletherapy. Roman's grandmother appreciates all supporters to get a teletherapy for her grandchild.
All children and their parents are waiting to come back to our classroom to continue to participate in person activities. Developing social skills is our main goal, and we hope to see our all children in a safe and healthy environment.
Our special thank you is following to all Penndco Donors and Supporters.
During this time of respiratory illness including coronavirus and flu, community programs for children are taking extra precautions to ensure the continued health and safety of those served and those who provide services. Penndco therapists provide tele-intervention services for our children and their parents or family members by using the following technology applications such as Zoom, Skype, Viber, Face Time or phone conversations. We understand how important to provide opportunities to children and their parents by using some effective strategies, activities as well as suggestions especially during tele-intervention communication. Together we enjoy child's home activities by discussing child's progress and child's needs. Daniel's mother shared how important for her to participate with her child in tele-intervention program by learning new strategies how to help her son to play nicely with toys and adults at home and how to help him to follow daily routines appropriately.
We friendly remind our parents that health and safe playtime at home is a number one priority, and we need to follow through universal precautions and Penndco illness policies. We understand how our children with autism spectrum disorder require to have the social situations for increasing their social skills and communication. We have a huge hope to come back to Penndco for enjoying with our children and families the social life and wonderful greeting time.
Thank you all Penndco donors and supporters for providing financial support during last three months. We appreciate your help always!
Thank you for your cooperation! Stay healthy and safe!
You know that children with autism spectrum disorder play differently from other children. They like to line objects up, play by themselves, and repeat the same actions over and over. They love to roll the car or to complete the numbers puzzle. Our little boys and girls love to play with the toys. Boys prefer to play with cars, and girls enjoys a sensory zone. However, our boys and girls have a difficulty to play together by engaging in the same activity. They like to learn the letters and numbers, and they have the difficulties to share the ABC puzzle or numbers puzzle or to complete the puzzle together. They require a help to increase their social skills. They learn how to share the toy and how to take a turn. Little Daniel wants to play with a truck, and he points to truck and tries to say the word truck by pronouncing only "tr”. David reads a book On the Farm, and teacher supports him to name the farm animals and to recognize them. David talks a lot by using words, and he tries to use two word phrases. We have a new girl in our classroom whose name is Maria, and she likes to play with play dough in a sensory zone. Maria enjoys all fun activities, and she asks to have a bubbles time with her. She likes oral and physical praises, and she is happy to get a hug or hi five. Teachers encourage Maria to use the simple words and sings during her play time or learning time. Maria requires prompting to follow oral directions during her classroom routines. Speech pathologist teaches Maria to use the word hi during a greeting time and to use the peers’ names. Our children love to play with textured balls, and it is a time to teach them to play cooperatively by sharing the balls. Children prefer to get a reward/snack after play time. They know they can get a cookie or fruit snack when they play nicely and use the words“please” and “thank you” or signs “please” and “thank you”. These two words we would like to address to all our supporters.
We appreciate all our donors for supporting us with the programs for children with autism spectrum disorder. Thank you for your generous gifts for our children.
We are glad to thank our sponsors and Penndco Board of Directors for giving us the opportunity to support our children and their families. Thank you all our donors for supporting us to buy a new Social Skills Library for our children.
Reading books with our children is a valuable way to introduce every reader to new words and ideas. Having a conversation with a child about the book is just as important. Our children have the choice to pick the favorite book. David loves Llama Llama Misses Mama, and he points to pictures. Nicholas prefers to read the book David Goes to School, and he turns the pages independently. Ilya enjoys the books about animals, and he prefers to read a 3D story. Sasha picks the book Llama Llama Red Pajama, and she names the pictures by using action words. Face to face reading is the best way to see how child understands the new words and responds to questions. Reading is fun, and we are happy to support our children to be the best readers.
We appreciate all donors for supporting our program. We plan to use our new Social Skills Library to help every child achieve her language goals.
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