As the entire Seattle area grapples with the COVID-19 outbreak, I’ve wanted to find a way to support the larger community while remaining of service to my current clients. I keep coming back to focusing on what we are grateful for and how best to build connections during a time when social distance is the buzzword of the day.
Like many other providers, I believe my skills can be shared remotely to benefit families adapting to temporary life away from school and work.
For the last 10 years, I’ve helped neurodivergent and neurotypical children, teens and adults learn how the Ipad and affiliated apps can support their leisure, learning and communication. I have developed incredible methods to teach individuals and families to use their iPad as a tool and a toy — and how to balance those two objectives. More recently, I’ve focused my work on somatic behavioral coaching: using a variety of methods to guide my clients toward achieving their goals in numerous areas involving work, home, school and recreation.
In many ways, this new venture in virtual support and coaching takes me back to the roots of my career and why I do this work — watching clients and their families grow and learn together to achieve goals and independence.
So, here’s my offer to you as we all progress through a challenging time: If you believe my work might be helpful to your child or family, let’s schedule a free 15-minute call to learn more about each other. If it feels like a good fit, we can continue the conversation from there and decide which of my skills would help you the most.
Here are a few examples of my services that might be useful:
- Setting up guided access to devices and screen time and using those to support learning
- Filtering YouTube so you don’t have to watch over your child’s shoulder
- Relying on my background in education to develop curriculum plans or tutor remotely
- Selecting apps to encourage learning and play
- Identifying motivational strategies to help your child complete homeschooling responsibilities
- Creating structure and schedules to reduce conflict and improve success
Thanks, everyone, for considering how we might collaborate. Be well, stay in the now, count your blessings and trust that together we as a community can solve any problem when it comes*.
* I just wish they weren’t coming so fast, goodness, we got this.