Square Peg Round Whole

Know Better, Do Better with Dr Melanie Heyworth

March 04, 2022 Lou Kuchel Season 2022 Episode 3
Square Peg Round Whole
Know Better, Do Better with Dr Melanie Heyworth
Show Notes

In this episode, Lou an Mel discuss Mel's early life and how her passion that led to a PhD in medieval studies soon changed to a brand new world of Autism once her children were born and  four members of the family were identified as Autistic.  The discussion continues as Mel shares her experiences from behaviourism to neurodiversity affirming approaches, peaceful parenting, home schooling and the birth of the organisation she founded, Reframing Autism.  Mel is now studying a second PhD but this time in the field of parenting and Autism.  She is a passionate, knowledgeable and articulate advocate for our community and the chat is long but extremely diverse and helpful for all listeners.


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Resources discussed during this episode:

Reframing Autism website:

Reframing Austim's Certificate in Autistic Well-being:

"The Real Experts" by Michelle Swan

Beyond Behaviours by Mona Delahooke

Raising Human Beings by Dr Ross Greene
The Explosive Child by Dr Ross Greene

"Peaceful Parenting" by LR Knost

Damian Milton's "Double Empathy" concept as explained on the Reframing Autism website:

Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn:

Dan Seigal and Tina Bryson book:
"The Whole Brain Child"

Yenn Purkis

Dr Wenn Lawson