Sandhya and her team are experienced practitioners working with neurodivergent children and take the guesswork out. We focus on support for your child AND you in your parenting journey, and reach out to their schools too.
Gain the information you need to best understand and support your child! We understand the step towards getting a formal assessment is big. We’re here to support you with our ‘listening ears’ on as well as with our toolkit of the right tool for the right child
The What’s Up flipbook is a tool designed to promote emotional awareness and help a child communicate their needs to an adult.
The mix-and-match flipbook is the brain child of Developmental Psychologist Sandhya Menon and is proudly produced locally – from thought, creation, illustration and print – in the Inner Western suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. The flipbook features colourful design and illustrations on 8 What’s Up and 8 I Need pages, created by local graphic designer Kushla Ross.
What’s Up pages present an opportunity to describe a difficult situation, whilst I Need Pages support children to find possible solutions and let an adult know. Children can then mix-and-match between the two. If they have not found something that describes how they are feeling, children can use reusable pages at the back to draw their own feelings and what they need. Having a visual resource reduces cognitive load and demands on children, especially for those who find verbal communication hard when anxious.
This flip chart fits perfectly on school desks, and is easy to pop into a bag for travel friendliness. An excellent resource for classrooms and the home environment alike!
Samples of What’s Up cards:
- This is too hard
- It’s too noisy
- Someone was mean
- I wasn’t ready to do something yet
Sample of I need cards:
- More time to think and do this
- Someone to sit with me quietly
- Someone to talk to me and listen to my story
- A quiet space away