The Trampoline Program is offered by The Abe Gold Learning and Research Centre. This is a private program funded in part by The Miriam Foundation and is currently in its 8th year.
Children frome ages 0 to 6 years old diagnosed with autism or other developmental disabilities are elligible to attend the Trampoline Program.
The clinical approach used by the Trampoline program is based on the internationally recognized TEACCH model as well as ABA, PECS and More than Words.
Each child is evaluated and receives an intensive program designed to meet particular needs.
The Clinical Team consists of:
- Clinical Director: Ginette Bernier, B.A Psy, DESS Autisme
- Occupational Therapist
- Speech Therapist
- Special Educators
Advantages of the Trampoline Program
Trampoline offers English and French services.
Parents are considered partners and are an integral part of the program. Parents are asked to participate in their child's clinical plans and are asked to meet with the team frequently.
Trampoline staff will visit your home to assure the success of the clinical program set up for your child and can assist in your child's daycare or school integration plan.
Trampoline offers the necessary training to parents so that they can better understand the therapies being used in their child's clinical plan.
Trampoline reassures families that their child participates happily in all activities.
Trampoline provides opportunities for children to socialize with others.
The Trampoline environment resembles that of a daycare or of a kindergarden classroom.
The Trampoline program is one of the most recognized programs in Quebec.
- Pragmatic approach using contextual opportunities to encourage functional/language communication.
- Visual supports to improve language abilities.
- Communication activities (group and individual).
Abilities that promote learning
- Structured teaching with the goal to increase autonomy.
- Individualized or small-group teaching period.
- Structured activities to encourage social skills and functioning in a group.
- Preparation for school life.
Cognitive pre-school abilities
- Objectives based on the child's needs.
- Learning material adapted to the needs of each child.
- Group and individual games
- Teaching of functional or symbolic games
- Songs and creative arts
- Use of structured activities to promote development of general and fine motor skills.
Day living skills
- Safe behaviours
- Potty training