The Staff of the Foundation does a new three-month meeting to update and do some training with the whole team.
As usual, the Foundation organizes meetings every three months to incorporate changes in terms of structureand clinical perspectives, always having the goal of improving our daily work with our kids.
Planeta Imaginario Foundation starts a new training project in Andorra. The ones receiving this training are the school Meritxell, a center of national reference in training and educating people with disabilities in Andorra.
The cooperation agreement will start in June and will bring the ABA intervention modelin both theoretical and practical terms, to Andorra and specifically to the School Meritxell.
Planeta Imaginario Foundation finished the stage at the USA and Argentina. The reception of our Foundation has been incredible at both destinations, and so has been the interest of the participants in learning.
Once the internship has ended, the first conclusion we obtain is the evident increase and interest in training and improving the aptitudes in ABA methodology, with the purpose of improving our work with the children.
During the international stage, specifically, at the course of ASEMCO Foundation(Argentina) that was both online and in-persone, we had more than 300 registered participants. On the other hand, at the Killen Center(Texas) we’ve been training the total of their motivated and committed staff. Great opportunities at both destinations!!
Planeta Imaginario Foundation is starting, once again, a training tour while developing Training Programs focused in ABA methodology. During the months of April and May we will be giving three new courses in Texas (USA) and Buenos Aires (Argentina).
Specifically, during the 21st and 24th of April we will do the intensive training course in Killen (Texas), oriented to Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. This course will be done thanks to the collaboration of the Texas Occupational Therapy Association.
That is why since then, every April 2nd Planeta Imaginario Foundation gets covered in blue to divulge what autism is, how detecting it and the most important, how treating it.
The epidemiological data about the rate of ASD, according to different researches and webs of reference, is 1 over 681 2 kids. It seems this incidence is maintained in time concerning the number of boys and girls that are diagnosed, being between 3 and 4 times higher in boys. Currently in Spain there are about 50.000 children with autism.
What is the ABA Intervention model? Which is its origin? How does it work?
Here we offer an introduction.
First, what do we understand by ABA? It corresponds to "Applied Behavior Analysis".
The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a branch of Psychology that has provided a large amount of scientific studies –published at magazines with methodology review criteria- proving the efficacy of diverse procedures and behavioral techniques in reducing inappropriate behaviors, while increasing the repertoire of appropriate behaviors and new skills, specifically in children with autism.
The staff of Fundación Planeta Imaginario wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We will continue adding to that 2016 is a great year for all who confide in the Fundacion Planeta Imaginario.
Planeta Imaginario Foundation keeps growing, and this year we have established a new collaboration agreement with Dinamiks Education and Leisure. We are taking part in one of the activities that Dinamiks offers with social commitment, BTTEA.
This activity has the goal of bringing sports to kids with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) through bicycle, enhancing their autonomy, self-esteem and developing their psychomotor skills, while enjoying sports and bicycle in an inclusive way.
The aim of this project is creating a learning methodology based on ABA for all those kids with ASD who want to learn riding a bike.
You will find the whole information about grants and assistance offered by Government for children with specific educational needs.
Their web site also offers on-line service. Here the link.
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Last Wednesday Planeta Imaginario Foundation shared with Prat Ràdio our clinic project for children with autism, explained by Víctor Rodríguez, Foundation’s Clinic Director.
In the following link you will the interview (minute 7 of the second hour). We shared our professional activity with Prat Ràdio’s listeners, emphasizing our clinic function in children with ASD treatment. We also gave some details about the apps we developed that are currently available: iSecuencies and abaplanet.
During the interview Víctor Rodríguez noted that “Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides intensive intervention programs for children with autism in early ages”. Also that “in the late 90s we imported an intervention protocol from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) focused in specific treatment for this children in a family and school context”.