Cyndi Elliott Teaching Just-Right Assistance

In my latest video, I demonstrate for a paraprofessional how-to provide the just-right amount of assistance when supporting a student/child in learning how-to zip their coat. The fact that the student/child is holding the ends of the coat together to be inserted into the base of the coat is incredible progress already. It can be difficult in these moments not to just zip up their coat yourself to be able to move onto other activities. Put your hands behind your back and allow the student/child to struggle and guide them with positive reinforcement to the finish line. Children learn through muscle movement, which creates a map in their brain, to enable them to complete the same task with ease in the future. Remember, one must go through the motions to learn the skill.

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Cyndi is an engaging speaker and presenter, sharing valuable life-changing stories of her brother and others with different-abilities she has encountered in her work. Cyndi’s enthusiasm, honesty and real-life experience inspires others to explore fresh, creative ideas for adopting a more wholehearted approach to teaching and providing facilitation of skills for differently-abled people.

If you have the pleasure of working with children and you’re interested in learning more about Cyndi’s wholehearted approach, please contact her by clicking this button. LETS TALK ABILITY!


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