Talks and Presentations

I offer talks and workshops to children and adults on a variety of topics. Below is a selection of example presentations. I am happy to adapt the sessions to individual requirements. Please contact me at or go to for rates and more information.

• I have known Kathy Hoopmann for over ten years and know that she is an inspiring and informative presenter. I strongly recommend Kathy Hoopmann as a speaker at national and international conferences. Tony Attwood Author of The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome.

• Great personal authentic presentation. Kathy spoke clearly, concisely and with plenty of personal testimonies which give insight. Extremely helpful insights from the point of the child, the parent and the teacher. Staff of Prince of Peace Lutheran Primary School Brisbane, Australia

Presentations for Adults

Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom
Target Group: Any adults who deal with children in a classroom setting, including teachers, specialists, support staff, parent helpers, home schooling parents, and even the person at the front desk and those on playground duty.
Duration: 2-6 hours
Outline: It is estimated that 1 in every 80 children have Asperger Syndrome. Every teacher will have a child with Asperger’s in their classroom at some stage, whether the child is diagnosed, or not. Using my teacher handbook, The Essential Manual for Asperger Syndrome (ASD) in the Classroom I present an insight to the mind of the child with Asperger’s, to show how they think and why they do the things they do. For many teachers, this is eye opening and will change the way they deal with children with Asperger's to the benefit of all concerned. Because so many children are co-morbid these days, the insights I give, and the techniques I suggest, are applicable across a whole range of diagnoses, from ADHD to anxiety disorders. In many cases they will help the neurotypical child too and assist with plain old classroom control.

•  Thank you so much, Kathy, for your honesty, amazing knowledge base and great, fun session.
•  Kathy was a pleasure to listen to, with a wonderful understanding of a world others may not be involved in.
•  I only had a very cursory knowledge before; now I feel able to understand at a different level.
•  Thank you so much Kathy, for your honesty, amazing knowledge base and great fun session.
•  Fantastic. One of the best professional developments I have ever had. Thank you!

Presentations for Children

Secret Life Of An Author (Presentation)
Target Group: 8-14 years old
Recommended group size: max 90 children
Duration: 1 hour
Outline: Where does Kathy get her ideas? Does she really spy on people? Does wearing an Afghani warrior’s helmet give her special powers? And how is a book published anyway? Just be careful when you meet her, as you may end up as a character in one of her books!

Treasure Seekers (Interactive Workshop)
Target Group: 9-11 years old
Recommended group size: max 30 children
Duration: 1 hour
Outline: Not only pirates have treasure! Mighty adventurers and fairies and dragons, and old ladies and owners of the curious shop at the end of the street do to. Imagine having a special treasure all of you own. What will it be? What can it do? Where it will lead you?

Elemental Island (Presentation)
Target Group: 8-12 years old
Recommended group size: max 30 children
Duration: 1 hour
Outline: Kathy talks about the process of creating her novel, Elemental Island. Set on a secretive island utopia where science and logic rule, this intriguing novel explores and celebrates differences in people from an alternative perspective.