Children with special needs: A hands-on approach Dr Isabel Jimenez Acquarone
Dr Isabel Jimenez Acquarone will describe the importance of a tactical hands-on approach when working with children who have special needs. Creating muscular memory in individuals with special needs is a vital step in promoting their development. Direct, hands-on interventions can re-route cerebral neuronal networks, which in turn re-trains and foments a can-do and independent attitude in the child.
This practice-based webinar will consider key techniques, such as scaffolding, and the need for repetition and physical and cognitive structuring.
For the practitioner and parent, the webinar will consider topics such as:
• Tackling the misconception that a hands-on approach keeps the child dependent.
• Feeling secure enough as a therapist to lead and guide a child with their own unique needs.
• Reading body language, how and when to allow the child to lead.
• Using a multi-channel approach to hands-on work – visual, auditory, vocal.
Dr Jimenez Acquarone is a psychologist and parent infant psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Dr Jimenez is a member of the British Psychological Society, the Institute of Clinical Research and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. She is a winner of the Wellcome Trust Foundation – New Scientist International Award.
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