Parents Education as Autism Therapists (P.E.A.T.)
P.E.A.T. exists to help children and young people with autism realise their potential by providing Applied Behaviour Analysis training and support to their parents and carers. Applied Behaviour Analysis is a scientifically proven approach, tailored to individual needs, offering a choice to parents and professionals.
Aims of P.E.A.T.
To improve the social and communicative development of children with autism using an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) approach.
To support and train parents (and others) in learning about ABA, supervising progress and managing problem behaviours.
To identify, recruit and train suitable volunteers who will work directly with the children in a one to one therapy setting.
To increase public awareness about ABA and autism.
Supporting Partners: Dr Mickey Keenan, University of Ulster, Coleraine
Dr Tony Byrne, University of Ulster, Jordanstown
Hosting School / Unit: School of Education
Target Audience: Parents, professionals who work with children with autism
Start Date - End Date: Started in 1997;
Annual and Ongoing
Name: Dr Karola Dillenburger
Address: 69 University Street, Belfast BT7 1HL
Address: Upper Springfield Development Trust, 689 Springfield Road,
Telephone: 028 90324882