Tired of Waiting for Professionals to Ignite Your Child's Communication?
If you are a committed mum who feels like you have tried so many hopeful approaches, only to have your child still struggle to communicate, and to still feel unsure how best to support your non-speaking child, you're not alone.
Despite connecting with OT's and Speech Pathologists, your child's communication has barely improved. That is because most OTs & Speech Pathologists are not trained how to ignite communication, if there is no or little speech present. For the professionals who are trained, they have very little time to teach you on how to support your non-speaking child at home; if you're lucky it may be a handout or a quick chat at the end of a session. So many Mums of non-speaking (or non-fluent) children are searching for the right professional to help their child. Our approach needs to change. Mums need to be given the knowledge and confidence to be that change for their non-speaking child.
The Ignite Communication Pathway will help you do just that. With wrap-around, individualised support within a small group setting (max. 10), you'll learn how to change your approach to communication and respectfully play your way, with your child, to ignite their communication.
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It's Time To Ignite Your Child's Communication
With one-on-one guidance and small group support, you've found a safe place to learn how to deepen your connection, confidence, & calm; and be the one to ignite your non-speaking child's communication.
THE IGNITE COMMUNICATION PATHWAY
CONFIDENCE TO IGNITE YOUR NON-SPEAKING CHILD'S COMMUNICATION.
Learn how to disconnect from typical parenting 'shoulds' and tune into your non-speaking child to build communication bridges and ignite their communication. We'll teach you how to:
- Connect with your child through Communication-Based Play
- Collaborate with your child to build communication bridges
- Have the confidence to show others in your child's life how to Communication-Based Play with your child & foster their communication.
It’s time for YOU to be the one to ignite your non-speaking child's communication.
Get to know your child's current communication style. You’ll learn how to read your non-speaking child's current communication efforts, both verbal & non-verbal, and flip the script on parenting 'shoulds' to parent your amazing child to thrive.
Learn the foundations of Communication-Based Play and how to add value to your child's play to ignite their communication.
Learn how to use Communication-Based Play to build powerful communication bridges to your child and further ignite their communication.
Step up your play game with the SPACE method and play your way to a deeper ability to extend your child's communication.
Looking forward. Introduce others in your child's life to the Communication-Based Play way; and together deepen connection, confidence, calm, and communication.
With a positive relationship as the goal, co-create communication bridges with your non-speaking child and watch their communication explode.
INDIVIDUAL & GROUP COACHING
Put the techniques you learn into practice during live online parent coaching sessions with you, your child and myself. This is an effective way to embed your learning with your child; and not be left wondering if you are on the right track.
Group Coaching is an additional opportunity to join a community of mums on a similar journey and get your questions answered. Group coaching is kept to a maximum of 10 mums to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to be heard. This is a safe place where everyone is working on their own unique journey to respectfully ignite their non-speaking child's communication.
Before each group session, you’ll get access to videos and resources relevant to the theme for that week. This will help you focus your energy and time. Then when we come together, you’ll be ready to share what came up for you. Most students find it powerful to learn that others are having similar struggles and hear the creative ways they are experimenting with Communication-Based Play.
We can’t wait to connect and be a part of your journey to ignite your non-speaking child's communication!
I've always loved to work with neurodivergent children (Autistic, ADHD, 2e, Dyslexic, etc). That's why I have continued to work with these wonderful kids for over 25 years. After having my own neurodivergent children, I realised that typical parenting advice doesn't work for complex children.
Completing my Social Work Masters (when my kids were toddlers); consolidated my knowledge that our children need radically different parenting and teaching approaches.
My work with children and parents is focused on current neuroscience of behaviour, and development. As I become more accepting of my neurodivergence; I have deepened my focus on strengths, compassion, radical acceptance, and connection over task or goal completion.
I'm originally from Australia and now live in sunny Demark with my two children and Danish husband. Ok... the sunny part is relative (after a long, dark winter, summer does seem warm and sunny). I love spending time with my family and my tweens find me ... sooo embarrassing at times. Though they are still ok to be seen in public with me-so enjoying that while I still can.
I have a knack for connecting with neurodivergent children & teens-often being the only counsellor they will agree to see. That's because I truly enjoy their company and understand on a personal level the strengths & challenges of being neurodivergent.
I particularly love it when non-speaking children start to communicate. I have had incredible experiences of non-speaking children speaking for the first time after playing with me for 30 minutes (even though speech is not my goal-connection through any form of communication is my goal). Those experiences inspired me to start the Ignite Communication Institute.
The families I work with move from a place of stress and worry about their child's future...to a deeper understanding of their child's unique wiring. Resulting in closer relationships, reduced conflict, and a belief that their child will THRIVE.
Join me on a journey to igniting your non-speaking child's communication.
"I had been struggling to help my non-speaking son communicate more, and find joy in it, since I found out he is autistic at 2 1/2 years old. While I have found useful tidbits all over, working with Michelle has made the biggest difference so far! I look forward to our meetings, as well as her course content. She understands him in a way no other professional has. My sons' progression has definitely sped up since we started working with her. I can't wait to see how far we go!"
Mum to 4 year old, USA
It is rare to encounter a specialist who really gets our child. She really looks for the gold and brings it to the surface, and she does this with us as parents also. I can't recommend her highly enough!
Mum to 3 girls, Europe
IS THE PATHWAY RIGHT FOR YOU?
Have you ever felt like your child is ready to communicate more but you don't know how to help them? With each day your non-speaking child becomes more frustrated, disengaged, and appears less likely to be able to communicate.
Do you feel like you're not getting the individualised, compassionate wrap-around support your family needs? Professionals, friends, and family have boundless advice, but it's not working for you or your child. You end up feeling more confused, disheartened, and frustrated. Are you a committed mum looking to stop relying primarily on professionals; and be the expert on your child. Ready to add to your deep understanding & love of your child with powerful knowledge and confidence to ignite your child's communication?
If so, then the 12-Week Ignite Communication Pathway is definitely for you.
We'll help you tune out the parenting 'shoulds' and enter your child's world through Communication-Based Play, to build communication bridges, connection, and calm with your child.
Once you can confidently, respectfully, and effectively ignite communication with your child, we'll teach you how to continue sparking their communication for years to come.