What to Expect
A standard workshop for educational staff consists of 8 hours of teaching, discussion and case specific Q&A. The workshop can be done in one day or in two half day sessions. Workshops are delivered through lectures, videos, and small and large group discussions and these can be managed both in-person or online.
There is an option to do follow up consultations with schools to keep the learning alive and develop educators' capacity to apply the content to students and everyday classroom situations.
Linking the neurobiology of Autism to everyday life, behaviours and challenges
Changing Lenses: Looking beyond behaviours for deeper understanding.
Relationship and Connection: The key players for engagement and learning
Coregulation: Self-regulation with training wheels
Stress and how it plays out in educational settings
Respectful and Transformational Communication: Ways to facilitate independent thinking, problem-solving, and learning.
Sensory Processing Differences: Practical applications in educational settings.
Reviews on this Workshop:
I highly recommend Tanya’s presentation “Autism – Understanding Through Connection” to any school looking for professional development in this area. Tanya’s expertise in autism and neurodiversity, combined with her passion for helping children succeed, resulted in two informative and productive sessions for my staff. Tanya provided practical solutions and strategies that can be used in classrooms immediately. Her emphasis on the critical importance of connection and compassion for student success are great reminders that most of the time, what works best for students with autism / neurodiversity, is what works best for all students. I know my staff took a lot away from working with Tanya and are looking forward to future opportunities to work with her again.
-Jeff McCallum (Principal)