Lunchtime Learning: Mind over manner

Start Date
Thu, 5 October 2023 - 12:00 pm
End Date
  • Do you want to understand the “why” behind challenging behaviour with neurodiverse rangatahi? 

See through the eyes of our neurodiverse rangatahi/people, understand sensory and cognitive differences, and learn new tools to build trust, social curiosity and true connection with those in Takiwātanga (in their own time and space). 

Mind over manner’s facilitator, Susan Haldane, will take attendees through part one of a two part series that will assist you on understanding of how neurodiverse people think, learn and behave differently. 

Workshop outcomes 

  • Identify sensory and cognitive differences and create tailored plans to manage the sensory needs of the neurodivergent person  
  • Work with understanding of the parasympathetic nervous system to create calm and reduce anxiety 
  • Communicate more effectively with neurodiverse person in a reciprocal way  
  • Create appropriate non-verbal communication, flashcards and transition maps for their own learning environment  
  • Better understand the root causes of rude, shut down or confused behaviour, and address the cause (sensory overwhelm) not the symptoms ('problem behaviour')  
  • Deescalate or manage meltdowns in a way that enhances the mana of all present 


Click here to view part two of the Mind Over Manner lunchtime learn.


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Susan Haldane


Mind Over Manner was founded by Susan Haldane, a mother and a creative with a lifetime

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The video of this presentation is available in the Resources tab.