Meet the newest member of the therapy team

Miss Paddy!  Her recent arrival on the scene has created client led scenarios dealing with social skills and theory of mind.  Her interactions have deeply involved the client, but at the same time he can smile and say, “You know it’s only a puppet.”  And when she first starts to work with a new client she brings a fresh sock, because she is usually looking for a friend to meet and to play with.  This way the client gets to create a counterpart, and works not only fine motor skills but he exercises his right to choose:  eyes, ears, hair, a name, and how he wants to handle certain situations.

She will knock your socks off!

Published by Julie Cutelli

An EAL teacher, counselor, social work, and art therapist with over eighteen years of teaching and counseling experience in the international school setting. My educational background includes studies in art therapy, social work, and international education, and numerous workshop experiences with children who have autism, learning difficulties, or are gifted. I am currently an EAL teacher at the International School of Paris.

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