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May 17, 2020 Collab Salon: Neurodiversity and Narrative Practice

What is your comfort level when working with someone who does not readily engage in conversation? What happens when a child is not quickly answering your questions? What do you do when the child is wandering the room and engaging in repetitive noises and actions? Courtney Olinger and Will Sherwin will share some ways that Narrative approaches can be utilized to support Neurodiversity and engage children with diverse levels of skills and abilities. They will explore ways that children with communication challenges and/or differences in play development can be centered in the circulation of their preferred experiences, identity and connections. Given the current COVID home confinement, they will also share some of their current experiences engaging children and families through Telehealth.

2021-03-18T14:53:57-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on May 17, 2020 Collab Salon: Neurodiversity and Narrative Practice

July 21, 2019 Collab Salon: Working with children and families experiencing developmental disabilities

The Ummeed Team will discuss using narrative practices when working with young people experiencing developmental disabilities and their families. Using examples from practice we will share how we are adapting the ideas with young people who have diverse ways of expressing themselves in preferred identity development, navigating various systems of power in preferred ways and in making possible family-centred care, where caregivers and children become partners in the journey of therapy.

2020-01-06T11:36:30-05:00October 28th, 2018|Comments Off on July 21, 2019 Collab Salon: Working with children and families experiencing developmental disabilities