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Texas A&M introduces new Coach to Communicate program for children on Autism spectrum

Posted at 7:52 PM, Apr 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-22 11:27:07-04

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Texas A&M has introduced a program that can help parents, caregivers, teachers and service providers with children on the autism spectrum.

The Coach to Communicate project provides a one-hour webinar with face-to-face and online parent coaching sessions at no cost to those with children on the autism spectrum under the age of 22.

Participants in the program are instructed on how they can improve communication skills with their children.

"We think the reason that we want to coach parents because parents are the ones that are with them all day, parents know their child the best, and they kind of like the first teacher of that kid." Sanikan Wattanawongwan, postdoctoral research associate, Texas A&M Department of Educational Psychology shared.

The C-to-C program includes 10 online meetings over the course of three months, it's also available in Spanish, and parents will receive feedback from researchers based on the uploaded videos.

To sign up and learn more about the program, visit here.