Mark Le Messurier, New Year 2019, educator workshop 9 of 12
Emotionally connecting strategies to boost confidence, self-esteem and learning engagement for students with Auditory Processing Disorder (1.5 hours)
The framework I wish to speak from is 'Universal Intervention.' This is a concept that draws together a series of strategies to overcome all kinds of barriers. The goal is simple; it is to do our best to promote successful outcomes for students.
A 'Universal Intervention' starts with a first step. It is to recognise the GOLDEN EQUATION; "a young person's capacity to engage in learning + the frequency of exposure to success or failure + the associated emotional impacts + how they interpret their value and belonging to the class /school /peers = ensuing BEHAVIOURS and FUTURE trajectories"
Once acknowledged, we are prepared to rework each part, by teaching new skills and by manipulating the academic, physical and emotional environments, so young people have the chance to feel the 3C's - opportunities to CONNECT, CONTRIBUTE and to feel CAPABLE. The reason for this is that when we're with people we like, with people who like us, with people who understand, and with people who believe in us – we grow!
What's it like to have APD? Each of like to think we're compassionate enough to imagine what it must be like, but do we really know? Would you like to find out? Meet Wil. He's my friend and my client and has been identified with APD, amongst other things, and knows all about it. He's an incredibly brave and articulate middle school student who is about to invite you into his life. My hope is that when you understand Wil's APD, you'll leave here with deeper insight and compassion.
Please make Wil welcome.
Today, disabilities, deficits, disorders, delay, difficulties and trauma can be identified and are recognised. There is an expectation on us to play a tactical role and build the capacities of EVERY young person in our care. We are expected to be a positive force and keep students in an educational and emotional "sweet spot" where they get to experience the 3C's. When it comes to APD, a Universal Intervention always includes a three-pronged approach. Let's unpack these together, because this notion can be applied to any problem to find solutions;
Educator workshops are intended for staff working in schools, for clinicians such as counsellors, psychologists, OT's, speech pathologists, social workers and youth workers working in private practice and for parents running home school. To arrange a workshop at a time that suits your staff, simply contact Mark:
Mark Le Messurier
Phone (08) 83320698,