Gloria Blum is available to lead workshops in schools, hospitals,
residential institutions and for organizations to demonstrate the
techniques and principles described in the Guide, "Feeling Good About Yourself" and the DVD, "I Can Say 'No!'" Gloria starts each
workshop by creating a safe environment where clients, parents, therapists and
any other participants feel at ease and learn highly useful techniques in
the areas of self-esteem, socialization skills and sex information.
Methods are demonstrated step-by-step, questions are answered specifically and
ideas become usable and practical. Disabled participants enjoy the workshop
immensely. Parents are extremely grateful as they gain confidence in
dealing with the day to day problems of raising their disabled sons and daughters, and as they
see new potentials for progress. Teachers find themselves reinvigorated
and ready to return to the classroom armed with new ideas, better ways, and
more confidence. Workshops can be tailored to the needs of each situation, from
half-day lectures to three day programs. Follow-up visits are also recommended.
People who are
slow learners grow up, and as they do, they can become more independent and
responsible. Like all of us, they need to develop a positive sense of
themselves that can support their advance into the world of adulthood. They
need to learn how to communicate effectively with non-disabled adults. They
need particular attention in order to learn appropriate social behavior.
Growing up in a sheltered environment, they often lack experiences required for
independent decision making.
has shown that when slow learners are provided with the necessary training in
these living skills, not only are their lives enriched, but also those around them
soon notice the appropriate behavioral changes associated with responsible
workshops demonstrate a variety of techniques that can be used to assist in
developing self-esteem, socialization skills (including teaching about appropriate and inappropriate
touching - to prevent sexual exploitation) and effective communication.
non-verbal techniques appropriate for all levels of disability will be
introduced and demonstrated.
She has presented and
consulted nationally and internationally in the areas of self esteem, socialization
and sex information to prevent victimization.
is for parents, teachers, counselors, administrators, therapists, institution
and hospital staff, medical and helping professionals, and their disabled
workshops are designed for one day, special programs and arrangements can be
provided for your organization.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE WORKSHOP THE PARTICIPANT
WILL BE ABLE TO:
and demonstrate the basic principles for developing self-esteem.
methods to assess the strengths of a slow learner.
techniques to enhance the ability of a slow learner to communicate clearly and
principles and techniques to promote appropriate and effective social behavior.
GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF PROGRAM:
1. Experience techniques designed to enhance self
2. Learn how to handle potentially exploitive
3. Design a plan to increase personal self esteem
and socialization skills
4. Includes participation of individuals who are disabled as well as parents and professional staff
5. Return to your workplace or home with skills
and materials to start a Feeling Good About Yourself Program
SOME DESCRIPTIONS OF GLORIA'S WORKSHOPS:
Gloria Blum is a dynamic educator whose
positive energy creates an extraordinary atmosphere for learning.
She role-plays unique experiential learning
techniques developed from decades of teaching experience.
Ms. Blum's magic is contagious as she
enthusiastically trains people who are slow learners to embrace new