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recorded, on-demand online parent course

connect & Grow

For curious parents of autistic children.Β 

Helping you connect with your autistic child, or child who might be autistic.

β€’ Join me, neurodivergent Speech Therapist Adina Levy for neurodiversity affirming parent education that will help you understand your autistic child and make plans for how to support them to connect & grow!

β€’ Gain confidence, knowledge and understanding about autism, how you can support your child’s
communication development, and advocate for them

β€’ Go at your own pace – with 12 months access you can watch and re-watch when you’re ready. I recommend wathcing 1 module each week for 6 weeks, for maximum momentum!

mother and child having fun together
mother and child having fun together

Which of these sound familiar to you?

You've put your child's name down on loads of speech therapy waitlists... And when a spot comes up it might be hard to fit into your busy life!

Your autistic child is seeing a therapist and you want to know more, to understand autism and understand how to help your child

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You are wondering if your child is autistic, perhaps you're in between appointments or waiting to find out

This recoded, on-demand online speech therapy course is for you if:

Your child is autistic

... or they might be autistic (you may be on a diagnosis journey)

Your child is aged around 1-5 years old

Your child is non-speaking, speaking a little bit, or starting to have some conversations (but perhaps with some difficulty)

You want to understand your child better. You want to understand autism and neurodiversity better

You want to learn how to help your child develop communication and interaction skills through connection & in everyday life

This online course is open to people living anywhere in the world!

In this series of 6 x ~30 minute recorded webinars, you’ll learn about:

Autism, Neurodiversity & Identify Goals for your Child

🧠  All about autism and neurodiversity

🌈 What it means to be ‘neurodiversity affirming’ and why your autistic child needs you to understand this

🎯 Set goals that make sense for your child and family

 

Understand & Support Sensory Needs, 'Fussy Eating', and Let's get PLAYING!

🎧 Your child’s sensory preferences and how to support them

🍿 ‘Fussy eating’ and how to support your child if they have a limited food range

🧸 Play! Understanding different types of play and supporting your child by playing their way to help them learn & connect with you

Help your Child Understand what you Communicate to Them

πŸ‘‚πŸ‘ Strategies to help your child understand the things you say and communicate

πŸ™Œ Non-speaking ways you can share messages with your child

πŸ–Ό Create individualised visuals for your home during the session, to help daily life go more smoothly for everyone!

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Help your Child Communicate with You & Support their Behaviour

πŸ‘‹ Help your child communicate more effectively, using non-speaking or speaking ways of communication.

πŸ€— All communication is OK! We discuss actions, sounds, gestures, signing, Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC), speech and more!

😌 Understand and support your child’s behaviour in affirming, supportive ways by understanding the ‘deep why’ behind the behaviour

Emotions & Interacting with Others - in a Way that's Right for Your Child

😀 Help your child understand and cope with emotions by meeting where they’re at

🌬 Find individualised strategies that help your child regulate

πŸ€— Support your child to interact with other people in ways that are right for them – a neurodiversity affirming way of viewing socialising

Activity Ideas, Collaborate with Others & Plan for the Future!

🎢 How to get the most out of music, songs and books

πŸ‘₯ Connect with childcare, preschool and other therapists so you’re all on the same page in supporting your child

πŸ—Ί Navigate diagnosis & support pathways, navigate NDIS, and choose your child’s team

🎯 Plan for the next steps – goals and actions

Using NDIS Funding for this Course –

Self-Managed or Plan-Managed Funds

When can I claim the course fees back from NDIS? When you register and pay for the course, you’ll receive an invoice. In most cases, you can claim using your child’s NDIS funding if their goals align with this course and you have self- or plan-managed funds.

How can I claim this back from NDIS if I have plan-managed funds? Submit your invoice to your plan manager. They will help you get reimbursed and do that process directly with you.

Can I get an invoice from Play. Learn. Chat. and get my Plan-Manager to pay it directly?Β No, that is not an option for this course. Payment is by credit or debit card only, as this is a low-cost support.Β 

Which part of the NDIS budget does this come from? You will be able to claim for this support under Capacity Building – Improved Daily Living (where you claim regular speech therapy support). In some cases you can use funding for Parent Training if your child’s plan has this.

The course is just $197 AUD for more than 3 hours of speech therapy support

This is less than the cost of 1.5 hours of individual speech therapy support. You can learn a LIFETIME’s worth of ideas from joining this program!

 

What you get when you register:

Access to 6 x ~30 minute recorded webinars for 12 months

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Downloads to help you put your plans and knowledge into action!

Ongoing access to the Play. Learn. Chat. Community Facebook group

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Why I created the Connect & Grow Online Speech Therapy Course

Across Australia, it can be hard to get speech therapy support at the time you need it, and with the right apporach that fits your family and child.

There are long waitlists in many places, and some therapists are not experienced in working with autistic children or children on a diagnosis pathway. I passionately believe in the power of coaching parents to understand how they can best support their children’s communication and interactions. There’s no need to ‘wait’ and do nothing! You can get started right now in helping your child!

As an experiened parent coach and neurodivergent person, I am passionate about helping families like yours to understand and honour your child’s individual strengths. I teach strategies that use your child’s interests and strengths to help them (and help your family) with the things that are hard.

When you register for my online recorded Connect & Grow parent course, you’ll get a wholistic, neurodiversity affirming understanding of who your child is. You’ll learn how you can support them to develop communication skills, understand their sensory needs, and how to work with other therapists and education settings to help them understand your child better.

Over 6 webinars, you’ll learn, make plans, and my hope is that you’ll come out of the program more confident and knowledgable about supporting your autistic (or possibly autistic) child!

Adina Levy

Speech Therapist

I'm a neurodivergent speech therapist, working mainly with autistic children and kids with disabilities since 2012. I live in Sydney, Australia with my cheeky 3-year old and my husband.

I’m dedicated to helping families understand children better, and develop a deeper acceptance of your child’s interests, passions, and individual strengths.

I have a neurodiversity affirming approach to my work with children and families. I believe that all brains are wonderful, different and needed. All children’s and adults’ individual strengths and passions should be celebrated and honoured.

I’m always learning and adapting my practice - I love getting feedback and I’m always working to better support kids and families, and advocate for autistic and neurodiverse kids to have a valued place in their world.

I love making information clear and helpful for busy families – strategies and activities are built into your everyday life so that β€˜speech therapy practice’ is something that happens within your daily life and play.

Everything is achievable and together we can help your child develop their best communication and interaction skills while building up your confidence to support your child on their journey!