We seek the independent views, values, priorities and feedback from individuals, parents and professionals. Here is their feedback to us:
It was a complete revelation to me, watching the video which illuminated moments of interaction with my child that I had previously missed. I now know when and how to respond in a way that harmonises with him. PACT strikes a chord with my understanding and sense of him. Talking through what I see on the video really helps me gain new insights, a true understanding so we can be on the same page and communicate better together.
Reflecting on the video was like looking through a magnifier, I could see so much more, now I feel I know him better, I’m more skilled in interacting and communication with him. You have changed our lives.
PACT-trained therapists filmed me playing with him and we looked at the footage after. It was amazing to see details that you would otherwise miss. Watching the video and discussing with the therapist what led to a good interaction enabled me to ‘fine tune’ how I was with him in order to enable him to feel calm, like his motivations were being validated, and therefore more able to communicate.’ ‘If something worked well, we’d discuss how to make that happen again, and to develop it. It was a really positive experience.
PACT harmonises with my approach to communication intervention, supporting parent/ carer skills in seeing imperceptible moments of interaction and communication. PACT fulfills the need to support and extend parent/carer existing skills and equip them with the confidence and self-efficacy they need in becoming a future advocate for their child’s differences.
When I first saw how he came to you, the expert, I was envious, he had connection with you, but now I have it, I have the connection and I feel so fulfilled.
When I look back at the video, to notice the tiny gestures he used and then PACT helped me a lot, really helped me a lot, I think that I get back something, after leaving something here. I learnt a lot here and now I am more fulfilled, I don’t know why… I think this PACT helped me a lot, I feel more connected with him.
(Parent in Hong Kong)
It is really touching today. I have never had this kind of feeling before; he was leading me, this kind of play style has never happened before. I think it’s quite magical, despite his language difficulties he has just opened his protective cover. Originally there was this protective cover, but now it keeps opening a little more progressively. The feeling is he’s more open than before and we have mutual understanding. The interaction today occurred in this magical space. This was quite remarkable, he really knows he is communicating with me.
When he wants to get the interaction, he knocks on a door and then I open it. In the past I thought it was meaningless, but now I know he has meaning in it, together with his expression, I know what he wants. So yes I feel the happiness of playing with him together. I am the narrator of the movie, for he is the creator, like a documentary, I am observing it and he is creating it. But now I am playing with him, with a stronger feeling. He knows that I understand him and these are all in his expressions.
I really enjoyed the course and found all elements really helpful. The opportunities to discuss the videos and each stage of the process, alongside practical application via role plays really cemented my learning. I am looking forward to using the model practically.
This was a well developed and presented training. It was wonderful! very informative and interesting. Presenter was so knowledgeable and responsive to all questions. The manual is extremely useful. A great experience!
(Speech and language therapist)
A really good course, very helpful. I’m excited to start using the strategies and skills. Very interactive and lots of opportunity for discussion
(Speech and language therapist)