Glimpses of What's Possible
Jun 29, 2020
I attended an amazing workshop here in Nelson, NZ with Piers Kwan. The main reason being that I wanted to use the activities and principles with the young people with special needs I work with, in particular those on the autism spectrum and with high and complex needs.
Before Covid closed our schools, I was able to see glimpses of what might be possible, some youngsters developing greater coordination and new confidence based on a better understanding of their capabilities and where they are in space.
I myself also had a eureka moment on a weekend early March, when I had to write 33 school reports. After report 17, my brain started to fade and I could not come up with another sensible thing to write. I decided to do a short 10 min reset, got back to my computer and motored through the rest of the reports! It was incredible and I am so grateful !
I also bought your recommended book by Sally Goddard Blythe ’The Well Balanced Child’. What an amazing insight. I am hoping it will help me develop activities based on resets into captivating story lines.
There are still heaps of questions I have, as working with young people with special needs has its own challenges. But what I have seen so far has been a huge encouragement to keep going.
Many thanks to you all.