Kristen Lee Langelier
Playful Leader of Crayon Power Inc.
Natural Play Therapy Child Coach
Certified Special Needs Quality Life Coach
Authorized Provider: Natural Play Therapy
Authorized Provider: The Listening Program
Jedi Seer & Polymath :)
Offering a safe space where children can learn through exploration. This helps to develop problem-solving skills, strengthen emotional intelligence, and foster independence.
Play-based learning experiences focused on social-emotional intelligence for individuals of all ages.
Crayon Power offers a safe space for individuals to explore self-directed learning on their own developmentally appropriate terms.
We cater to human beings ages pre-K to grey.
Come learn in one of our playgroups, social groups, homeschool explorative learning labs, or playshops!
I am a certified teacher and provider of Natural Play Therapy (NPT) and a board certified Special Needs Life Quality Coach through TERI Campus of Life. I hold an MA in Art Management, with a minor in Museum Education, an Certificate of Science in Multi-modal Learning and Communication through Teachers College, and a BA in Fine Art Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology (National Technical Institute for the Deaf). Additionally, I am a provider of The Listening Program and inTime through Advanced Brain Technologies. I have received training in several play-based autism therapies such as Floortime/DIR, RDI, and The Son-rise Program. I have also completed course curriculum for Handwriting Without Tears, Get Set For School, HANDEL, RAMAPO for Children Camp Coordinator Training and Anat Benial Method. I am certified in CPR through the American Heart Association. I hold membership with Energy Medicine Professionals Association, Healing Touch Association, and AERO.
Once upon a time, there was a girl named Kristen Lee Langelier and she had a very special relationship with a very special little boy named King. Kristen found this very special child through an advertisement (much like in Mary Poppins) that had simply said,
“COME PLAY WITH A CHILD WITH AUTISM.”
You can read the rest of the story on the www.crayonpower.com homepage.
Favorite Author: Louisa May Alcott
Favorite Scientist: Albert Einstien
Favorite Photographer: Alfred Stieglitz
Favorite Painter: Georgia O'Keefe and Vincent Vangough
If you read Good Fairies/Bad Faries by Brian Froud it will tell you everything you need to know about me and the kids I work with. I also highly recommend reading the original X-men comics and watching Star Trek The Next Generation.
"We were nervous about the price at first but got a chance to meet Kristen before starting. She knew a lot about what Sara needed just by spending a few minutes with her. Kristen, Amanda, and Matt are all instrumental in not only Sara’s life but mine as well. They genuinely care about her and my well being. They have taught me a lot about how to interact with my daughter on a deep level. Since starting the class, Sara has improved in behavior and temperament. She is learning how to use her words for what she’s feeling and not have fits. I’ve learned how to approach her high anxiety with warmth even when the going gets tough. This place is a staple in our family and everyone close to us can see the difference in Sara."
-Michelle Caines of New York City, 2017
"Our son, Jack, has been working with Kristen for the past 7 months. After years of struggling in public school and feeling misunderstood, he came home one day and said, " It's like Kristen knows exactly what I'm feeling." Jack has learned how to understand his feelings, describe them to others and minimize his reactions to situations. He can rebound more quickly. He knows he is safe with Kristen and is able to learn organically and emotionally. She has also worked with us at home - we just love her and the program."
-Sara Fitzpatrick of Brooklyn, 2017
"Kristen, Matt and the many other helping friends that come throughout the day are truly incredible! My son wakes up eager to get to Crayon Power and at pick up he begs to stay longer and the days he's not there he is talking about being there. He feels comfortable and loved at Crayon Power, and I must say that I do as well :) at drop off and pick up I am always greeted with warmth and sincerity. I'm so happy we have found this program, it is a one of a kind, gem and a great addition to the Brooklyn community."
-Lisha Louz of Brooklyn, 2016
"Kristen has been working with our family for over six months. She has always been kind, patient and respectful with all of our family members and has created a special bond with our son, who attends Crayon Power Explorative Learning Lab once a week. She has tapped into some of his innate abilities and interests while gently exposing him to many other situations and models of play and learning. She is intuitive and thoughtful and has been thorough in working with us (parents) in supporting him as he encounters challenges and setbacks. Her kindness and playfulness repeatedly win him over. Her support of his abilities and interests has uncovered new skills and interests and have helped him build new friendships."
-Eve Mosher of Brooklyn, 2016
"Kristen has worked with our family in the past and is extremely kind, caring, passionate and professional. She genuinely loves children and the kids pick up on her sincerity and "realness" right away. She brings a great deal of knowledge and experience, but she is always open to feedback and curious to keep learning and growing. Any family looking for an educator for their children with or without special needs will be very lucky to have Kristen be part of their team!"
-Denise Dorn of New York City, 2015
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