Dialogue with autistic child – 3I Method
- Publisher: Edukacja Elementarna w Teorii i Praktyce
Elementary Education in Theory and Practice
(issn: 2353-7787, eissn: 1896-2327)
Education | autism; development; communication; dialogue; therapy; individualization; multidirectional; disorder. | pedagogika | autyzm; rozwój; komunikacja; dialog; terapia; indywidualizacja; wielokierunkowość; zaburzenie.
A child suffering from autism has its own range of disorders with different degrees of severity, which results in the need for individualising therapy. What is important is that the proposed methods should not be mutually exclusive, but should effectively stimulate the child development. Due to the child’s brain plasticity, a multidirectional, intensive and early started therapy that creates conditions for significant improvement is re- commended. This article is an attempt to present main issues related to autism and suggestions for work with autistic children based on the 3I Method. 3I Method is an educational and developmental therapy method disseminated and recommended by the French association AUTISME ESPOIR VERS L’ECOLE (A.E.V.E.) which was established in 2005. The aim of the 3I Method is communication development as this is the area that allows the child to participate fully in social life. The ability to communicate is also a condition for personal and cognitive growth. Therapeutic work based on the 3I Method leads to natural and spontaneous development of the desired skills and social competences. The skills acquired in this way are fixed and do not disappear in novel situations. The therapy based on this method is grounded on three basic pillars which the method takes its name from and which are the key to success. 3I Method is an individual, intensive and interactive method of education that stimulates the child's brain by play. The assumptions of this method are an extension of and complement to the method known in Poland as Son Rise.