Alla Tvardovskaya, an assistant professor of Department of Defectology and Clinical Psychology, told about the new project of KFU to support preschool children with an autism spectrum disorder.
The number of children with autism is raising; however, widely-recognised programmes for serving autistic children may need to be adapted to the Russian context.
“We will implement the Applied Behaviour Analysis Therapy (ABA therapy) as a highly valid and reliable method to work with autistic children” commented Alla Tvardovskaya, “This therapy is already being used in the nursery school №109 in Kazan and this is a complex of techniques and strategies to decrease problem behaviour and provide life support”.
The model that is being generated by KFU researchers will support autistic children’ socialization, and scientists also will work with children’ families and pre-service special education teachers. The new model will be implemented in the nursery school of KFU for children with special needs.