November 2018

2018 Summit Speakers


 

Sperry Bilyea

One of the co-founders of Shift Your Thinking kicking off the Summit.  Conference Open Remarks and on Power of Storytelling, Play, and Work.

Sperry's slides:

 

Dr . Sonia mastrangelo

Self Reg Consultant | Associate Professor at Lakehead University |  Associate editor of International Journal of Holistic Early Learning and Development 

SELF REGULATION: A POWERFUL FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO YOUR CHILD'S STRESS, ENERGY + TENSION. 


Today’s children and parents are dealing with higher levels of stress than in past generations. This talk introduces you to self-regulation, a powerful method for understanding and responding to your child’s (and your own) stress, energy and tension. Sonia will cover

The impact of excessive stress on children and adults

The importance of relationships for good parenting

The difference between stress behaviour and misbehaviour

How parents can use self-regulation strategies to understand and respond to children’s stress

How self-regulation can strengthen our relationships with our children.

www.self-reg.ca

(her additional video will be coming)

Slides for Self Regulation: A Framework for Understanding and Responding to your child’s stress, energy and tension.

 

LYNNE NEWMAN

Occupational Therapist | Simplicity Family Life Mentor | Healer

SIMPLIFY YOUR APPROACH TO SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR CHILD AT HOME

When your child has a learning difference there are challenges you will face that others may not understand or realize, so how can you deal with the challenges at home in a way that fits YOU and YOUR child. How do routines and schedules offer you a way to move through the challenges. Lynne Newman will be speaking about simplifying your approach to support your child.

www.lynnenewman.com

Slides For Simplify Your Approach:

 

Susan Schenk 

Author + Founder of Beyond Ok Supports, Co-founder of Shift Your Thinking, Occupational Therapist

Homework battles

Susan is passionate about shifting how we view learning differences.  She knows first hand what it's like and wants others to see all the abilities kids have that learn differently.  She starts with her story and how tapping into your child's strengths is so important.  

Susan's book and parent supports can be found at www.beyondok.ca

Susan supports Shift Your Thinking LD as an Occupational Therapist to offer her training through the Parent Membership Community.

Slides from Homework Battles:

 

Elisheva Schwartz

Podcast Host | Dyslexia Researcher | Founder of The Elisheva Schwartz Dyslexia Consultancy

HOW YOUR STRUGGLING & DISORGANIZED CHILD MIGHT BE A SECRET PERFECTIONIST

When most people think of a perfectionistic child they think , high achieving. “Type A”, organized and well groomed. Often terms like “she’s such a perfectionist” are thrown around as a casual compliments, and yet the psychological research on perfectionism paints a vividly different picture.

Perfectionists can be disheveled, absent minded, disorganized, and struggling to stay afloat. Perfectionism is never helpful, and is often at the root of students disengagement, low motivation, risk aversion and fear of showing up.

In this talk we’ll discuss how you can help your children break through their perfectionistic impulses, to learn how to show up, take risks, be seen , stay motivated and engaged and become resilient in the face of disappointment.

www.elishevaschwartz.com

Slides for How your Failing, Disorganised, Absent-minded Child, May be a Secret Perfectionist: