Lou talks to Nathalie Steinmetz again but this time they take a deep dive in to school suspensions and behaviour school experiences within Nathalie's "Brady Bunch" family.
Navigating Behaviour School Part 2
Lou talks to Nathalie Steinmetz again but this time they take a deep dive in to school suspensions and behaviour school experiences within Nathalie's "Brady Bunch" family. Nathalie shares some shocking facts about her experiences during this stressful and worrying time and how her littlest square peg has come out the other end as a well adjusted and authentic individual thanks to his parents advocacy and his brilliant uniqueness and awesome spirit.
This story will jolt you to attention but also bring you along on the roller coaster ride experienced by so many Square Peg families.
Nathalie, alongside Simon da Roza, other teachers and expert physicians
School got better as we went on because my literacy around neurodiversity became better.
PDA and CPS with Dr Theresa Kidd and Dr Miriam Kirby
Dr Theresa Kidd
In this episode Lou discussed PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) with Dr Theresa Kidd and Dr Miriam Kirby. They also discussed Collaborative Proactive Solutions and how they utilise the model in their clinical practice as well as working within schools to help PDA students to access learning.
Western Australian Warrior with parent advocate, Symone Wheatley-Hey
Lou and Symone talk about Western Australian education and how it's deeply failing Western Australian children. They discuss advocacy efforts at department and Minister level and also discuss Symone's clever idea for a group Disability Royal Commission submission that is entirely anonymous. An episode not to be missed for anyone in Australia!
In this episode, Lou talks to Yenn Purkis. Yenn Purkis is an author, public servant and passionate advocate for Autistic people and their families. Lou and Yenn talk about behaviourism, Yenn's life growing up, the intersection of neurodivergence with mental illness, gender diversity and other related topics that Yenn has first hand experience with, as well as Yenn's experience when they spent som