As someone who is a well established and sought after speaker and trainer I am passionate about helping children’s voices be heard and adults develop a deeper and more meaningful understanding and connection with the children in their lives. My workshops and presentations focus on participants developing an understanding for the anchors children seek and how to bridge these understandings into more positive and meaningful connections. By understanding the diverse ways children learn and engage and what is behind their complex behaviours parents, caregivers and education teams are then more equipped with how best to support the complex needs and build a supportive framework to engage and connect with children in.
I utilize story telling, a high energy and relatable evidence based strategies to help give participants and strong understanding of the topic and key take-aways they can apply right away.
Over the past 23 years I have had the chance to create many different workshops for both parents and educators that include:
- Complex Behaviours In The Classroom
- Neurodiversity and Parenting
- Neurodiversity In The Classroom; Building Capacity For Inclusion
- ADHD; Creating Strategies To Build Independence, Increase Participation and Increase Calm In The Classroom.
- Autism; From Query, To Diagnosis, To Accessing Services
- School Advocacy
- ADHD and Executive Function
- Parenting; Navigating Those Hard Moments
- What Are The Anchors My Child Seeks
- After School Eruptions; Tips For Parents
- Why Is Yelling The Only Way My Child Listens
Want to learn more about these workshops and others I can offer, reach out and contact me at micheleshilvock@micheleshilvock
Michele brought a lens that our team had been missing in better understanding diverse learners and how to support them and our teams through challenging behaviour moment.
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It takes a village to raise a child, right? Well I’m extremely proud to introduce you to someone in my own family’s village, Behaviour Analyst, Michele Shilvock. She is an expert on behaviour and what drives it. I invited her on the show because she has taught us so much about how the brain works when it comes to the eight areas of Executive Functioning. When kids have deficiencies in these areas, they can look like your kids being lazy, forgetful or unorganized, but in reality, they don’t have the skill YET and might need some help (remember, brains aren’t fully grown until mid to late 20’s!). When you understand how the brain works better, it makes is so much easier to understand and solve behaviour that’s frustrating or confusing.
Episode 15 of The Behavior Trap Podcast is live. On this episode I got to speak with Michele Shilvock from British Columbia. Michele has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Master’s in Special
Education. Michele spent the early years of her career working with families of children with a wide variety of developmental and physical needs, providing 1:1 and small group support. Over time her career has shifted towards servicing families whose children were on the spectrum or who were experiencing behaviour challenges. Finally, Michele provided community based training and education, school consultation and has been a speaker
Erika Ng chats with Michele Shilvock, a behavior analyst and local pioneer in multidisciplinary service delivery. Previously a social worker and with 22 years in the field of behavioral health, she has a lot of interesting insights to share.