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PARENTS

My various services meet your needs by providing targeted, practical support and solutions

for the everyday reality of parenting.

 

No matter the age of your child(ren), nor whether they have a diagnosis or not, my services can provide you with specific insight into your personal situation, such as:

  • exactly how to do what you need to do

  • breaking through the overwhelm

  • seeking new information and ideas

  • how to approach crisis situations and difficult behaviour

  • where to start if your child has just received a diagnosis

  • clarifying your neurodiverse child's needs

  • what resources are available

  • understanding your child’s neurodiverse mind

  • how to apply professional recommendations into your everyday life

  • what can be done to help beyond what is already being done

  • researching services, programs, policies, laws, resources etc.

  • how to promote and/or maintain independence

  • and more……

If you are looking for help with something that is not listed here, don't hesitate to contact me to find out if I can help.

Parent Services

SERVICES

I work directly with you to understand your priorities and to determine your needs. 

Together, we reflect on your personal goals as well as your goals for your child(ren), and find real-life strategies for supporting their learning and growth to reach their individual potential.

I always strive to respect personal limitations, values and beliefs,

and understand and acknowledge who you and your loved ones are.

Given that they are needs based and solution oriented, some services may be available as an independent service or as a specifically tailored package based on a completed needs assessment.

You can find more information below, or you can book a free thirty minute phone or virtual call to discuss your situation and get a personalized recommendation about which service would best meet your needs.

Parents: Needs Assesments

needs

assessments

This service is for parents looking for help to clarify the needs of their child(ren) and recommendations for implicated individuals and resources, if applicable.

in person
coaching

This service is for parents looking for help to clarify the needs of their child(ren) and support to apply techniques and interventions.

In person coaching may be combined with online coaching, depending on the personal situation.

online
coaching

This service is for parents looking for help to clarify the needs of their child(ren) and support to apply techniques and interventions.

Online coaching may be combined with in person coaching, depending on the personal situation.

situational consultATions

This service is for parents looking for ideas and support for how to make changes in specific situations, including dealing with aggressive behaviour, lack of progress/change, changes in behaviour, inappropriate behaviour, teaching specific skills etc.

other services

Several other services are available to parents.

NEEDS ASSESSMENTS
WITH AN ACTION PLAN

Some examples of how this service can be helpful for you include;

  • you have just received a diagnosis for your child and/or you need help clarifying where to start;

  • you aren't sure how to meet the complex needs of your child;

  • you feel like you are missing something because you are not seeing progress or change;

  • you have been trying various things for a long time but nothing seems to work.

Some examples of possible recommendations include;

  • information including reading material, videos, podcasts or other resources about a specific topic, such as:

    • using postive behaviour strategies,

    • first-hand accounts of autistic experiences where applicable,

    • proposed perspective shifting,

    • various theories related to your situation,

    • a suspected or given diagnosis;

  • suggested use of various techniques and/or visuals to enhance and support your child's communication;

  • suggested consultation of another professional, such as Speech Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist;

  • suggested changes in your structures, schedules, or routines in order to improve your situation;

  • suggestion of a step by step process to address a diffcult behaviour;

  • the opportunity to ask your pertinent questions.

Parents: In Person Coaching

NEEDS ASSESSMENTS
WITH IN PERSON COACHING

Some examples of how this service can be helpful for you include;

  • you feel overwhelmed;

  • you have ideas but are unsure where to start with addressing certain situations;

  • you are meeting difficulties and you aren't sure why;

  • you are facing issues that you aren't sure how to deal with;

  • you need help to apply the recommendations that have been given to you by professionals.

Some examples of types of support and interventions include;

  • observation and feedback using real examples in your day to day life, in various environments if applicable;

  • analysis of your current situation, and joint brainstorming to create an intervention plan that you can realistically apply;

  • practice sessions to try tools, methods and strategies in the context/environment in various areas;

  • support for integrating behaviour strategies into your environment effectively, respectfully and naturally;

  • social skills programing, together or separately, with your child;

  • creation of, along with modeling of, the use of personalized visuals to enhance your child's communication;

  • how to ensure teaching skills, and not only compliance;

  • gaining and maintaining joint attention of your child instead of prompted responses;

  • joint deconstruction and reconstruction of your current structure, schedules, and routines in order to make changes to improve your situation;

  • guidance and modeling for applying the suggestions of another professional, such as Speech Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist, into your everyday life;

  • building and applying a step by step intervention to address emotional regulation, and/or a diffcult behaviour/situation.

Parents: Online Coaching

"Coaching is a process that aims to improve performance and focuses on the ‘here and now’ rather than on the distant past or future.

While there are many different models of coaching, here we are not considering the ‘coach as expert’ but, instead, the coach as a facilitator of learning.

There is a huge difference between teaching someone and helping them to learn. In coaching, fundamentally, the coach is helping the individual to improve their own performance: in other words, helping them to learn.

Good coaches believe that the individual always has the answer to their own problems but understands that they may need help to find the answer."

                                                                    Definition from: www.skillsyouneed.com/learn/coaching.html

NEEDS ASSESSMENTS
WITH ONLINE COACHING

Some examples of how this service can be helpful for you include;

  • you are seeking more information about how to practically address the needs of your child;

  • you need new ideas for applying the recommendations that have been given to you by professionals;

  • you are having trouble balancing your own needs with the needs of your child;

  • you have tried many things but they just don't seem to work in your everyday life.

Parents: Situational Consultations

Some examples of types of support and interventions include;

  • discussion around understanding and defining family member/professional roles and responsibilities, and setting boundaries between the roles;

  • video or live observations of your day to day life, including various environments if applicable;

  • feedback sessions regarding application of tools, methods, and strategies, as well as general and specific information based on observations;

  • discussion of concepts and theories, and their related applications where necessary;

  • refreshers of previously discussed information, techniques, tips or recommendations as necessary;

  • proposed perspective shifting;

  • real-life examples related to your situation;

  • opportunities for open discussion;

  • analysis of your current situation, and joint brainstorming to create an intervention plan that you feel able to realistically apply on your own;

  • brainstorming ideas for integrating behaviour strategies into your environment effectively, respectfully and naturally;

  • joint deconstruction and reconstruction of your current structure, schedules, and routines in order to make changes to improve your situation on your own;

  • building and applying a step by step intervention to address a diffcult behaviour/situation.

SITUATIONAL CONSULTATIONS
(ONLINE)

Some examples of how this service can be helpful for you include;

  • you are seeking information about addressing the needs of your child in a specific situation;

  • you need help to breakdown the recommendations that have been given to you by professionals and apply them into your everyday life;

  • you aren't sure what to do when your child is exhibiting inappropriate or undesirable behaviour;

  • you are looking for support around navigating various support systems, such as in school;

  • you feel like you've tried everything in a specific situation and need some new ideas.

Some examples of types of support and discussion subjects include;

  • analysis of a specific situation, and joint brainstorming to create an intervention plan that you feel able to realistically apply on your own;

  • discussion of concepts and theories, and their related applications where necessary;

  • joint deconstruction of another professional's recommendations and real-life examples related to your situation;

  • opportunities for open discussion about the situation that you are in;

  • joint deconstruction and reconstruction of your current structure, schedules, and routines in order to make changes to improve your situation on your own;

  • building and applying a step by step intervention to address a diffcult behaviour/situation

  • explanation and investigation into different public and private support systems (ie. CLSC, schools etc.), and suggestions for navigating them in order to meet you and your child's needs.

Parents: Other services
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