the F.R.I.E.N.D. model
Uniting children in play to facilitate positive peer to peer relations while enhancing motor, sensory, cognitive, and social emotional development. With the F.R.I.E.N.D. model, your child is paired with a peer for the full duration, or a part of, their treatment session to provide increased opportunities for natural problem solving, social interactions, skill generalization, and increased motivation.
"A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself"
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Play
"Implementing both sensory integration and social skills training simultaneously in a group setting can improve the social behaviors of children with ASD."
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111505132p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO5018