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Tanya Lavoie is a special educator in training. She has a diploma form the UQTR in the play in childhood. She decided to join this path when her little brother was diagnosticed with the Asperger Syndrom. After this shock, she found a real passion in helping the children with differences. Since the beginning of her Collegial study, Tanya has worked as a Special Educator to give respite to parents who have a ''special'' child, different than the so-called ''normal''.

In addition of her work, she volunteered to go on a international cooperation in December 2017. She will assist women who have lost their husband in the war. In the meantime, she has internship to help her be more qualified. Her preferred clientele are people, mostly chlidren or teenagers, with Autism Spectrum Disorder, but Tanya really likes all challenges.

Passionate and loving of the differences, Tanya is the person everyone wants in his group.

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Introduction Creating a helpful relationship with the client is the first step of a clinical process. Without a strong bond based on trust, there is no evolution possible in the future. There are five important caracteristics to look at when the social worker meets his new client. Steps of helpful relationship: 1 . Purpose an Concern 2. Expectations and clear communication 3. Empathy 4. Genuineness and acceptance 5. Authority

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As a Special Needs counselors that are working with young children, it is needed to know how to report a case of abuse if they ever encounter one. Reporting can be a difficult process because of simply being uninformed on the subject. In the context of their job, they can ask themselves many questions about what they should report and about the obligation of reporting that comes with their job. They also may not know how to build a case and how to report it to the Director of Youth Protection.

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            In this day and age, when the knowledge about intellectual differences is more and more known, people are aware that a person can be different. There are many possible diagnostics and, sometimes, it is difficult to understand them well. Each diagnostic has special needs and it is important, as a Special Educator, but also as a society to know some of them. Asperger's Syndrome is one of the multiple diagnostics that Special Educator work with. The following text will briefly explain what it is and how to make contact with a person who has Asperger's Syndrome.

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Tanya Lavoie is a special educator in training. She has a diploma form the UQTR in the play in childhood. She decided to join this path when her little brother was diagnosticed with the Asperger Syndrom. After this shock, she found a real passion in helping the children with differences.

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