Jacqui and Colin Newton run training for Year 6s to be effective Peer Mediators.
Posts Tagged ‘education psychology’
Being a kid with autism is hard. Autistic kids have real struggles. Most of the time, they are bombarded with both verbal and body language messages that they are less than their “normal” counterparts. People around them tell them how lazy, bad, or unmotivated they are.
When they see their peers achieving their goals and they cannot even if they do their best, it might negatively affect their self-esteem. As a parent, there are lots of amazing ways that you can use to nurture self-esteem in kids with autism. The ideas that we are going to discuss are not only simple but also powerful. Let’s get started!
Colin and Elliot Newton facilitated over 50 EPs and SEN practitioners in Bristol to create a shared vision and plan for increasing inclusion and the use of person centred planning processes across the city. This was part of a 4 session course on person centred planning.
The last session in our Children’s Mental Health series: Inclusion and Promoting Mental Health in mainstream schools – run by Colin and Elliot Newton and featuring Marnie Aston via Zoom webinar was well received.
An online Teachable course for this topic is coming soon. In the meantime, check out our other available courses HERE
Agents of Hope
Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope: Envisioning inclusive, person-centred, futures with Colin Newton
A podcast featuring Colin about his time as an EP, including work on PATH, inclusion and hope… Enjoy
International School Counsellors association
have some great wellbeing resources
– *Something Bad Happened: A Kid’s Guide to Coping with events in the
Dawn Huebner -Ages 6-12. How to process different world events.
– *What To Do When You’re Scared & Worried: A Guide for Kids
James J Crist -Ages 9-13. A help guide to processing fears and worries.
Reflections on Inclusion Facilitation shared by Shagufta Khan – probably the first UK Muslim Inclusion Facilitator in the UK.
Getting older comes with a very frightening and daunting set of challenges. However, as a society, we tend to overlook the challenges faced by the individual (the person who is living through the getting older part), and focus on the issues related to those around them. These are the issues we have both as individuals (now I need to take care of them too) and as a society (how much will it now cost to care for this person who can no longer contribute).
Sadly, this is not an approach we can change in our lifetime. However, that should by no means mean we shouldn’t do our best to facilitate a shift, as much as is in our power.
One of the first steps in empowering and enabling seniors to continue living their best lives is person-centered planning.