The author does a fantastic job of relating to parents and children with neurodivergence. She ties in her own experience as a speech language pathologist and raising her own neurodivergent daughter, Kayle. She lends an excellent perspective for understanding neurodivergence and provides a path for parents to help navigate hurdles through education and a positive mindset. -Amazon Review
The Pivot for Parents & Educators Looking at Autism
and ADHD through a Different Lens:
How understanding the neurodivergent mind
can change our thoughts and feelings about a diagnosis
Are you the parent of a child with Autism or ADHD?
Are you an educator looking to gain a new perspective on neurodivergence?
This book can help!
Terms like neurotypical and neurodivergence are being used more frequently than before; what do they mean?
And what are the implications of an ADHD or autism diagnosis?
Seeking clear-cut answers to all your questions takes a lot of work. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed and even need clarification as you try to sort through all available information.
If you are ready to navigate the challenging yet rewarding journey of parenting or educating a child with a diagnosis, this book is for you.
Combining years of professional and personal experience with general best practices, author Kim Gallo wrote this book as a comprehensive guide to help you shift your thinking.
By breaking down complex ideas and terminology, she takes the mystery and confusion out of neurodivergence. She also stresses the importance of pivoting your thinking patterns to create a healthier, positive environment.
Inside The Pivot for Parents and Educators of Autism & ADHD you will discover:
- How a neurotypical brain differs from a neurodivergent brain
- The different types of neurodivergence
- Teaching a child self-regulation
- Sensory input and processing
- Unnecessary stressors
- The new language of autism & ADHD
- The importance of mindset
- How to pivot from a stuck mindset to a growth mindset.
And many other invaluable tools.
Instead of being worried or disappointed about your child’s diagnosis, you can reframe your thoughts and find hope and excitement for the future.
Acquiring new information about ADHD and autism will help you empower your children with neurodivergent brains to be more confident and peaceful adults. It will also help you be a more content and confident educator.
Pick up a copy of The Pivot for Parents and Educators: ADHD & autism, change your mindset and reduce stress.
About the Author
While earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in the late 90s, Kim Gallo worked alongside Certified Behavior Analysts teaching young toddlers newly diagnosed with autism.
She then earned Board Certification as an Associate Behavior Analyst.
In 2004, Kim earned a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. In 2005, she completed her fellowship and earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), thus becoming certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association. She has worked in various settings on multidisciplinary teams with the Early Intervention program, K-12 schools, and private practice with children and young adults. Kim is also the parent of two children, one of whom is a neurodivergent young adult.
Kim is a compassionate advocate who is devoted to continuing to learn about neurodiversity. In addition, she is passionate about spreading neurodiversity awareness and acceptance.
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