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Quotes on Education, personality, development, life balance and success by Dr Naoisé O’reilly

Quotes on Education, Learning, Personality, Life balance and Success by Dr Naoisé O'Reilly. 
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The development range, services and reasons for support

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Benefits of Purple Profiling in Children

1934135Purple Profiling is an observational method of understanding how people work best. It's not about boxes or labels. It's a combination of understanding personality and the effects of how we work, learn, communicate and process the world. It's not a simple questionnaire that places you in a confined box. It's a way to understand the elements you need in your life to feel happy and balanced.

This specially designed observational method as been applied to people from 18 months upwards. It's hugely beneficial for understanding the strengths of children. The routines and activities that best suit their personalities.

It's particularly helpful to hone talents, strengths, communication and help with behavioural difficulties. Sleeping patterns, for example, are vital for a harmonious household. It helps to understand how to make your children independent for life. It helps to find your children natural talents which in many cases will lead to their life long careers.

This profiling helps to avoid labels such as ADHD, ADD, Aspergers Syndrome and stop difficulties with speech and literacy developing. Get the help to understand how your child can learn maybe in ways you didn't yourself? Many of these challenges are hereditary.

Episode 61 of the podcast talks in great detail about the topic:

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/purple-psychology/id981266976

It's important to bring out the best positively. Too many assessments are about judgments and leave you with a sense of what you can't do, it only ever matters what you can do. I set up the session so there is a positive experience with a sense of achievement. There is no wrong way to do the tasks - only your way.

The personality starts to fully form at age 7 so if you feel there are more challenging aspects of the personality the earlier you start working with these personalities the easier it is to get a result. It's like fine tuning an engine. Bring out the positive characteristics rather than the negative ones.

Dr Naoisé O'Reilly

 

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Dr Naoisé O’Reilly Speaking at the ASPIRE (Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland) conference 2016

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Dr Naoise O’Reilly on being dyslexic

Purple Psychology®The most honest interview I have ever done on my dyslexia!

Purple Psychology Episode 41: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/purple-psychology/id981266976

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Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly’s Areas of Interest, Expertise & Research

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A Year of Results with Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly

A Year of Results with Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly 
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Confidence Club – What we do in 12 slides

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Working with students is like reliving all your worst challenges again through them but hoping for a happier time

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Psychological Assessments to determine Cognitive Development

FEAR1I was 4 when I had my first official Psychological Assessment and it was a traumatic experience. My parents took me to see the movie “Lady and the Tramp” immediately afterwards to help me recover.

This is why when I now do Psychological Assessments of young children I am very focused on a fun enjoyable experience - a trauma free zone if you like.

I was 8 when I had my second Psychological Assessment and 16 when I had my third. I have lived with hereditary Profound Dyslexic Spectrum Disorder since birth and it still impacts of every aspect of my daily life - but I developed ways to cope.

I remember there were pages and pages of how I did not measure up to other children my age. There was never help given to my parents and I to assist me in working the way I needed to work. The only focus was on what I could not do.

Hence, this is why I started to develop my own methods of learning from 4. I was also acutely aware at 4 that I was completely incapable of doing what the School and Government Shrinks wanted me to so.

These days, I set children and families up for success no matter how “behind” the rest of the world perceives a child’s cognitive development and behaviors.

Every family I have dealt with personally, and that is thousands of people at this stage, are set up to succeed in the precise ways that their child is capable of learning and developing.

Personality is a massive factor in development. Some people are more independent that others. They may walk faster, they may be quieter. Some people are born chatterboxes and others do not speak until much later on. Some will not play by themselves others are loners. No one can be put on a scale and expected to fit.

Even children who have hearing impairments and a great big long list of conditions I deal with can develop better and learn faster with the right interventions. It does not matter what it is - no two children can rise to their challenges in the same ways.

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How can a professional determine if a 4-year is up to task with cognitive development?

Most professionals rely on standardized test. Personally, I do a session with the child using my “toolbox.” This involves a whole series of games with everything from Playdoh to magnets. This allows me and my Team to test abilities across a whole spectrum without the child even being aware of it. All the testing is completed without the child feeling like they are being examined.

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What if the 4-year old cannot do all the cognitive skills for his/her age?

Should a parent worry?

I do not deem tasks age appropriate. I strongly believe development is a little bit more complex and I think it is unfortunate that a lot of learning difficulties are determined on an age scale. This ends up making parents feel very bad about their child’s development. During my initial assessments, yes sure it is always very obvious to me what people cannot do, but it is equally obvious if they have fantastic visual pattern recognition or memory association skills. These can be used to develop the areas that are lacking. Just the same ways I achieved a First Class Honors Degree followed by a Doctorate when told as a teenager that University was “beyond my status.”

I think the system sets up parents to worry. But one of my key tasks in taking on any new case is to put everyone’s mind at ease and make everything doable. Families always walk out the door with a way, structure, plan an if necessary Team support to do everything.

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How can a parent help a child develop these skills?

I set up programs for parents to use the everyday in their own home to help their children. I think one of the disadvantages of our technological world is that it is very removed from other people and parents. Yes, I do like to use some Apps but I like to develop skills using less remote games. Child cookery, for example, builds time management skills and the use of a radio in the background helps children filter information.

Dr. Naoisé O'Reilly  Expression Developist™

Introduction

Welcome to the Confidence Club

One step closer to fulfilling a personal dream of mine - "to make school a happier, creative, more successful and enjoyable place for all students, regardless of their differences"... Dr. Naoisé O'Reilly

There is always a balance between making long term changes in education and supporting those people currently in the system!

One of the many reasons why Students attending The Homework Club become so successful is because of the awareness they have of their own Potential, Personality and Learning Style and how these effect their own educational success. Every Student at The Homework Club is set-up to work to their best abilities within the environment through an initial interview.

The Confidence Club now offers this service to everybody, especially those restricted through distance and who aren't able to attend our classes at The Homework Club.

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