On the neurologicallygifted site, you will find support in the form of information, explanations, strategies and discussion tailored to the needs of our audience:
- parents will gain insight from two TS+ experienced parents
- teachers/educators will learn from a seasoned lead educator
- individuals who have TS+ will be able to reflect on the experiences and musings of 2 adults who deal with the daily challenges these disorders bring
- friends and family members will benefit from learning and gaining an understanding of why we “Touretters” are driven to do what we do
Online Chat and Phone Support
Need more help or more specific strategies geared to your situation? Set up a one-on-one conference video or phone call with Ken Shyminsky.
As a public speaker, Ken Shyminsky provides working sessions for educators (educational assistants, teachers, special educators, and administrators). He also provides sessions for parents of children who suffer from neurological disorders. His interactive presentations can range from 2 hours in length, to a full day.
Ken draws knowledge from his own life experiences as a student with TS+, a teacher of children affected by neurological disorders, and a parent of 3 sons who are all affected by a myriad of neurological disorders (Tourette Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Rage, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Learning Disorders). Despite this multitude of obstacles, his children continue to grow/succeed socially as well as academically, and his family is thriving. These successes illustrate the effectiveness of the strategies Ken applies.
Neurologically Gifted Blog
Visit our dynamic blog which will provide insights, news, education, tools, strategies and tips for living with those who are affected by neurochemical differences.
Visit frequently as we grow and add to our information and blogs. Together, we will build a great source of support and information through your questions and our shared experiences.
In his Educators’ Presentation, Ken provides insight and understanding of the behaviours that educators face when teaching children with neurological disorders. Proven teaching strategies are presented, and explained to provide educators with a basis for effective application and instruction. Most importantly, Ken shares his process for solving TS+ related challenges in the classroom, providing his audience with a structure for solving unique problems as they arise. Finally, he brings to light the realities and challenges that exist in the homes of neurologically affected children, providing educators with true understanding and methods to strengthen communication and relationships between the school and home.
Ken’s Parent Presentation fosters an understanding of the range of neurological disorders, and teaches effective responses to manage children’s symptoms while supporting their diverse needs. As a parent who also has neurological disorders himself, Ken is intimately aware of how and why these disorders manifest in children. Coupling this with his instructional background and knowledge of behaviour modification as an educator, Ken explains many of his own self-devised parenting strategies for effective management of difficult (neurologically based) situations in the home context. Of equal importance, Ken teaches parents how to document and ensure parents are doing all they can to support their child and their child’s safety in the context of a home that is affected by rage. In addition, Ken shares his expertise as a special education teacher and vice principal and explains school processes to provide parents with the correct vocabulary and approach to effectively present their concerns to the school in a positive and productive manner.
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To get more information about one on one counselling, parent presentations or professional presentations please contact Neurologically Gifted!