LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO HELP YOUR CHILD
LOCAL COURSES in the West Sussex area:
These are courses I organise and run independently as well as by invitation.
HELPING YOUR CHILD ON THE AUTISTIC SPRECTRUM (0-11)
This is a course for parents course for parents who have children on the autistic spectrum. Together we will work to understand them, reduce their stress and help them to reach their full potential.
- Understanding your child’s stress, anxiety, need to control, demand-avoidance, repetitive play, need to stim, need to switch off from you, sensory overloads and their behaviour. We will talk about how all these things relate and help you to understand your child and reduce the distress that he/she experiences.
- We will then focus on connection – helping your child to engage with you, connect and interact with others, develop their thinking, find and develop their motivations, grow socially and academically, start to see from other people’s points of view and become aware of their effect on others. We will focus on helping your child to talk and converse and most importantly helping them to feel they are OK exactly as they are.
- We will also look at your child’s school situation and discover what is working and what isn’t and look at alternative ways he can learn and grow – either in addition to or instead of school.
In the course you will be provided with your own booklet to work through and keep as a diary and ongoing way of assessing how you are feeling and how your child is developing.
HELPING YOUR TEEN ON THE AUTISTIC SPRECTRUM (11-18)
This is a course for parents who have older children and teenagers on the autistic spectrum. Together we will help understand them, reduce their stress and help them to flourish.
- Understanding the way your child thinks and processes, the expectations put on to him, how this shows up in his behaviour, how others can respond and how all this can change.
- Helping to reduce your child’s stress, anxiety and need to act out or melt down
- Your own mind-set. Exploring your beliefs and expectations about how your child should be and what you want for your child. Also, going into your own emotions and ways of thinking and feeling and how this impacts on your relationship with your child.
- Building relationship and connection with your child, helping your child to reach out to relationships with others and develop friendships that they can maintain.
- Helping you to realise your own goals for your child and your child’s goals for himself and working out ways to achieve these.
- Helping your child see from other people’s points of view and become more aware of others and their effect on them.
- Helping your child to know it’s OK to be his authentic self and to start to like himself.
- Helping your child to develop the art of conversation and show more interest in others.
- Looking at your child’s school situation and discovering what is working and what isn’t and looking at alternative ways he can learn and grow – either in addition to or instead of school.
In the course you will be provided with your own booklet to work through and keep as a diary and ongoing way of assessing how you are with your child.
‘Other companies should use you because you have lived through 17 years of trial and error, tantrums, hope and success. It has been amazing to listen to your experiences today, not only to reflect on work but my own family. It’s the first time I have been properly connected in autism training. I can feel the love and compassion and have enjoyed the little humorous stories which have come out of your life. It has kept it fresh and encouraging’
‘It’s not theory – it’s genuine. It’s taken out of reality’
‘Pace and delivery was good – the presenter was very engaging and authentic. It leaves you with hope. It adds a different perspective – not clinical’
‘It has made such a difference to have training with a trainer who has actually lived it – so much information given. Very down to earth – loved listening to you. Plenty of knowledge and personal experience’
‘The course was based at the right level for people who already have a basic knowledge of ASD. It focuses on how the adult can support and adapt their behaviour to have a positive impact on a child’s behaviour’.