Friday, June 29, 2007

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


This blog is dedicated to all physiotherapists, no matter who you are or where you come from.. Yeay!!!

The AEPS Experts

Dr. JoAnn (JJ) Johnson, Ms. Sarah Jackson and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak
These three ladies were our trainers for our AEPS course.

Dr. Kristie Pretti Frontzak, PhD., is the co-author of the AEPS and an Associate Professor in Early Childhood Intervention in the Department of Educational Foundations and Special Services at Kent State University.

Dr. JJ Johnson, PhD., is also one of the co-authors of the AEPS. She is currently the Director of the Research and Educational Planning Center and the Nevada University Centre for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the University of Nevada-Reno, Nevada.

Ms. Sarah Jackson is the Early Childhood Coordinator at the Mid-Eastern Ohio-Special Educational Regional Resource Centre in which she supports preschool programs in three counties. She is also currently a doctoral student at Kent State University.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

So What Is AEPS?

AEPS is an approach that 'links assessment, goal development, intervention and evaluation '. Well, if I got it right after the five days, AEPS gives you an overall picture of the child, from birth to six years, in all aspects including fine motor, gross motor, adaptive, cognitive, social-communication as well as social skills.

Yup, they didn't leave much out.
*guess who?->

First you have to assess, then you really have to look across these skill sets and prioritize on what seems to be the main problems/concerns (target behaviours to address multiple needs) till you get your 'triple I' needs (Triple I stands for Individualised, Intensive and Intentional) and these are the ones you work on..

And you work on them in different settings, not only during snack time, but it could also be during play or even just before nap time.