neurodiversity-affirming ​professional development ​for inclusive educators

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I’m Monica Maddison,

i’ve compiled 14 years of my professional practice (as a therapist, college ​instructor, director of specialized education, consultant, and educator..) ​into understandable, actionable, and engaging workshops for educators ​to not only better understand neurodiversity, but to gain confidence in ​creating inclusive classroom spaces. Educators are encouraged to ​challenge their past bias, engage with up-to-date research, and develop ​their individual educational philosophies.

presenting accross canada and usa:

workshops, conferences, and consults

Are you a team of 10, or a community of 1000? Does virtual feel ​convenient, or are you an in-person learner?

Regardless, I’m so excited (and grateful!) to be presenting accross the ​Canadian provinces and traveling into the states to equip teams with the ​skills they need to support all children. Let’s chat about securing your ​session, and if you’d like to register for an open event - please see my ​travel schedule !

why Bloom?

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Neurodiversity is natural. Behaviour is communication. While these ​statements are true (and I’ll teach you all about it!) it feels like they exist as ​the ‘soundbyte’ at the end of your ProD hours rather than a real ​representation of learning. If you leave a workshop and can reiterate these ​two statements - but you can’t explain why neurodiverse brains are ​natural, how they differ both physically and chemically, or what the ​unexpected behaviours we’re observing are ““saying.” Then, what was the ​reason for taking the workshop? If your learning isn’t accessible (meaning, ​it is easy to understand) and it isn’t actionable (meaning, how will we apply ​this tomorrow?) Then for the majority of us, it isn’t worthwhile. Day to day, ​on the floor, educators need the B I G stuff (neurodiversity, psychology, ​inclusion, pedagogy and philosophy) shared in a way that is easily ​understood, inspiring, and applicable to their practice. That’s where Bloom ​Behaviour comes in. Educating educators in best-practice.


Current Sessions

the weight of ​words

An introduction to philosophy, language, and how the words we choose impact the children in our care. We explore the social model of disability, growth vs deficit mindset, and harmful terminology. Participants learn that language is not simply descriptive, its preformative.

Honouring the journey

Self reflect on past philosophy, stigma, and approaches to educating neurodiverse minds. We will explore the social perceptions of ADHD & Autism. Arguably, all of us have been exposed to out of date language, drawn incorrect conclusions, and acted with false or incomplete information within our care. You will be supported to make actionable and inclusive goals.

adhd:classroom​ supports

A foundational understanding of ADHD, executive functioning, and the impact on early childhood classrooms. We explore the history/stigma behind ADHD, how it fits under the neurodiversity umbrella, as well as the role of environment. We will dive deeper into self regulation, impulsivity, and the implications ADHD has for learning.

ADHD: Classroom support

ad​ditional sessions:

The Inclusive Classroom

Philosophy to Planning

Sensory Processing Disorder

Functions of Behaviour

what would serve your community best? Monica creates individual sessions​ aro​und topics as required

"I can immediately put information into practice! Monica's examples were so spot on which I really appreciated. It feels like workshop/textbook finally = practice."

"I was blown away by how honest and informative she is. She gave all of us such an incredible insight into neurodiversity and a deeper understanding to how we can celebrate and encourage inclusion in our practice.."

"Monica's in depth knowledge provided new aspects in knowledge and tools for me to expand my skills and the relational practice I strive for."

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Upcoming conferences & Collaborations:

JULY: Toronto, Ontario

AUG: Toronto, Ontario

OCT: Vancouver, BC / Atlanta, Georgia / Cranbrook, BC

NOV: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

DEC: Winnipeg, Manitoba