Anxiety and Neurodiversity Course with Fintan O’Regan
Neurodiversity is a term which was first coined in the late 1990s to describe conditions such as Dyslexia, Autism and ADHD as not deficits or disorders but rather more like variations or differences of the human brain. For both children and their parents the concept of neurodiversity can have benefits as this can frame their challenges as being differences, rather than as deficits.
One constant that many children with neurodiversity experience is the issue of the feeling of anxiety and poor self-esteem and being regarded as different from their peers and siblings.
Some of this anxiety stems from the fact of not being to do the things, that maybe age appropriate peers and siblings can do and a self-awareness of possibly being treated differently or even unfairly, by teachers and parents who they feel may not understand them.
As a result, together with my Colleague Georgina Smith, we have put together a series of 3 webinars, to discuss how to support children and young persons with Neurodiversity
In Webinar 1, we will;
- Demystify the term neurodiversity and consider how to support the key traits of 3 terms within the spectrum which include ASD, ADHD and Dyslexia.
- Outline the importance of mood management and introduce you to the SF3R
- Show how; Structure complemented by Flexibility and supported by Rapport, Relationships and Resilience, can reduce anxiety and restore confidence and control in meeting the expectations of home and school.
In webinar 2 we will;
- Consider the return to school after the recent Covid lockdown and will address some of the concerns but also consider some of positives that returning to school will have for children and young persons with Neurodiverse traits.
- Issues to be covered will include learning in the new normal, concerns about safety and security at school, expectations regarding behaviour particularly with regards to social distancing and friendships and peer relationships.
Finally, in Webinar 3 we will;
- Outline how we need people who think differently and who stand out from the crowd.
- We will demystify the term and then outline how need people who think differently and stand out from the crowd. Schools to a large extent look for compliance while business and industry require innovation.
- We will consider the key factors for successful transition from primary to secondary school and secondary school to transition to college and the workplace.
- We will also highlight the differences between education and employment and how resilience places a major part in successful outcomes for all.
You’ll receive instance access to all 3 webinars and PDF copy of all Powerpoint presentations, allowing you can make your own notes, for just £31.