I provide experiential learning opportunities for children who are neurodivergent, autistic and/or managing a brain injury. Through experiential learning and sensory integration, the child begins to feel and understand sensory information from the environment and body.
Hi, I'm Cam
In every aspect of my life, exploring my passions, spending time with my niece and nephews, working with clients in the riding program, and like all good educators, I find myself learning from the unique humans that I am working with. Teaching and learning are collaborative – we ALL need a connection to flourish. I want to inspire and help students reach their potential. The way to make this happen, I realized, was to MAKE it happen, myself! Educators have a responsibility to create models for the future. We need to inspire more creative thinkers for design, problem-solving, and survival for years to come!
These are the principles that guide all alternative therapy and community sessions.
The world can be a wonderful place, full of wonderful things. It can also be scary, especially for children. It is important to promote curiosity in children by helping them to explore their imaginations and the world around them. It is also important to allow children to engage with their worlds in ways they can understand. This might be as simple as interviewing another student about their disability.
Fred Rogers believed that a children’s sense of trust came from having caring and supportive adults around them. The adults “being there” is what matters most. During these times when everything may seem uncertain and ever changing, it is important for us adults to stay grounded and create an environment that fosters trust. Horses can also provide this.
The goal of self-advocacy is to equip children with knowledge to make informed authentic decisions, and to empower them to make those decisions. It may be as simple as a student deciding to paint with their fingers.
Creativity can increase positive emotions, lessen depressive symptoms, reduce stress, decrease anxiety, and even improve immune system functioning. It can be as simple as telling a story.
Communication is essential to the human experience and a vital component of teamwork. To hear and be heard are basic rights for all and the backbone for effective communication. Children who feel they can express themselves tend to develop more self-confidence.
Whether play is independent, with friends or siblings, children are working out problems, creating solutions, dreaming up new ideas, and discovering the world. You can support a child’s play by simply allowing space for it. This might be as simple as designing a new puzzle.
"Camron offers individualized experiences that happen to end with a horse. He sculpts his services based on the child's needs. My son is autistic and he was initially too nervous to get near the therapy horse, so Camron worked with my son's strengths: his love of chickens, architecture, tools, and history. Eventually my son was so engaged and comfortable in the barn that he said yes to riding. He was ecstatic, and most importantly he learned that he could not only overcome a fear, but enjoy the outcome. Learning this flexibility and joy was wonderful to witness. I couldn't imagine a kinder and more gentle approach to teaching, not just about horses, but about life. Camron genuinely cares to learn about and teach his students"
- Anne Marie O.
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I work with children, young adults and their respective collaborators. My goal is to identify, coordinate and implement services to overcome barriers to independence, personal fulfillment and participation in community life.
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In addition to hands-on coaching and workshops, I also offer a variety of online educational resources to support children and families outside of each session. Click below to learn more about these unique resources.
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