I am a Highly Specialist Therapist with over 20 years’ experience learning from autistic individuals. I qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow in 2000. Since this time I have worked with autistic children and adolescents as well as young people with social communication difficulties, Pathological Demand Avoidance, Selective Situational Mutism and Developmental Language Disorder in their homes and in mainstream primary and secondary and specialist schools settings.
My specialism and passion is in working with autistic (and those with social communication differences) children and young people and their families.
I am hugely influenced by the SCERTS (Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, and Transactional Supports) framework in how I support individuals. I love learning in this ever-changing field and strive to ensure that my clinical skills are up to date.
I aim to always work collaboratively with parents, and when appropriate, other key caregivers, e.g. pre-school teachers/teachers in the therapy process. I believe that therapy targets should be worked upon together so that we can make a positive difference for your child.
I use a range of therapeutic approaches including:
PACT (Paediatric Autism Communication Therapy)
The Curiosity Programme
AAC including Aided Language Stimulation
Post Graduate Certificate in Asperger’s Syndrome. Sheffield Hallam University - 2011
Module of Graduate Diploma in Special and Inclusive Education: Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Institute of Education - 2007
BSc Speech and Language Pathology, First Class Honours. University of Strathclyde - 2000
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) No: RC0012416
Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) No: SL02364