Welcome to Chat
Chat is a naturalistic developmental program for parents and caregivers of children under 6 with language and social-emotional development delays. With Chat, you will teach your child new skills during your family’s regular routines. Breakfast, playtime, grocery shopping, and bedtime are all excellent times to support your child’s development. Chat is not a “special time” you set aside to “work” with your child — it simply becomes part of how you parent.
Your Chat clinician will help you build parenting techniques to support your child’s development and learn new skills and language while helping to reduce problem behavior. Chat is fun and playful. And, best of all, it’s individualized to meet your family’s goals.
Chat might be an option for your family.
Chat is a practical and naturalistic approach to helping parents and caregivers support their child’s development. This means it uses your child’s day-to-day interactions and activities as learning opportunities. Sound interesting? We encourage you to have a “chat” with your provider to find out if Chat is the right fit for you.
Components of Chat
Learning to help your child reach goals.
Understanding your child’s sensory needs.
Using natural routines to incorporate interventions.
Mirroring to improve communication.
Two people focusing on the same thing.
Seeking and responding to attention.
Decreasing or increasing certain behaviors.
A very important part of child development!
The Benefits of a Chat-based Approach
With Chat, the use of everyday routines like making dinner or walking to the park become skill-building opportunities, so you can:
- Support developmental milestones in naturalistic and playful ways.
- Target communication, social skills and decrease problem behavior.
- Building parental confidence while decreasing stress.
Chat incorporates interventions that meet the National Standards Project (NSP) for approved interventions and some emerging NPS interventions. So if you are looking for an intervention to support your child’s language and development that fits into your busy life and helps you as the parent, Chat may be exactly what you are looking for!
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