| MEET HELEN |

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PLAY POTENTIAL OFFERS YOU
THE ABSOLUTE BEST OF ME!

Helen is a dynamic special educator who uses the developmental framework of DIRFloortime®, combined with expertise gained from 30 years of experience to maximize the potential of each child she works with. It excites Helen to collaborate with caregivers, in the Milwaukee area, to promote their child’s development meaningfully through play. 

Helen’s passion is in supporting caregivers to create joyful play experiences that entice their child into interaction.  Helen has the gift of being able to facilitate magic moments of connection between a child and their caregiver.  At a practical level she supports caregivers to make sense of their child and provides ‘the just right’ strategies that create shared engagement.  Helen’s skill lies in her attention to detail and ability to synthesize and integrate seemingly disconnected elements, creating play that looks fun and spontaneous while being underpinned by deliberate, intentional action that supports developmental growth.

Caregivers seek Helen out not only for her expertise, but also for her ability to speak honestly and clearly.  Her smile and sense of humor are also valued.  Children feel Helen's passion and energy, know her commitment to them and their success, and appreciate her unwavering consistency.

CREDENTIALS AND TRAINING
  • B.Ed Hons English and Education, Cambridge University, UK

  • MA.Ed Child Development and Language Development, The Open University, UK

  • Diploma in Special Education (Dyslexia & Literacy), Dyslexia Action / York University, UK

  • Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing, The British Psychological Society

  • Certificate of Psychometric Testing, Assessment, and Access Arrangement, The British Psychological Society

  • Advanced DIRFlootime® Provider, ICDL

  • The SCERTS Model Training, Emily Rubin & Amy Laurent

  • The Affect-Based Language Curriculum (ABLC) Training, Diane Lewis

  • Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory, Stephen Porges and Deb Dana

  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Licensed Reading Teacher & Elementary Teacher

  • British Dyslexia Association Approved Teacher

  • Professional member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals, with certificates in Brain-Based Conditions & Residential Organizing

Enabling the POWER OF PLAY to unfold for you, with your child, 

is a responsibility that I take very seriously.

 

MY COMMITMENT IS TO

build strong collaborative relationships with caregivers

promote development in a way that is meaningful and respectful

 
nurture children to be intrinsically motivated

create magic moments that deepen your connection with your child
 
bring you the benefit of my skills, talents, knowledge and experience

PLAY CREATES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR LIFELONG POSITIVE CHANGE

achieving this for families is what energizes and excites me

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