Tutor Specialisms and Experience
- Behavioural challenges
- Focus and attention
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Applied Behaviour Analysis
Experience, training and skills
I have been working as an ABA practitioner for 17 years now with a range of autistic children between the ages of 3 to 18 years. I have had the good fortune of spending 7 years working at Tree house school – an exemplar ABA school in the UK. Working at Treehouse was a great learning opportunity, teaching me on the full range of activities in delivering education to pupils diagnosed with autism, analysing programmes and eventually to writing up programme on my own for individual pupils. In addition, I have had vast experience of managing pupils with challenging behaviour, where the challenging behaviour included hitting, spitting, defecating faces, deliberately urinating in public spaces, stripping, pulling hair and biting. I have developed strategies to manage the pupil and myself through such behaviour and in many cases have been able to help pupils work through the behaviour to benefit from the learning opportunity before them.
More about me:
I’m 36 years of age. I enjoy socialising with friends, going out for meals, making trips to the cinema and theatre. I’m open to new experiences ranging from skiing to car racing etc.
My Teaching Philosophy
I believe education is one of the most important tools a person can have in life. Every child deserves to receive the best education possible, regardless of special needs. Being placed in the least restrictive environment, gaining necessary life skills and learning how to relate and communicate with people from different walks of life is imperative to the academic growth and success of any student. I have taught children with special needs both within school settings and at home for the past 17 years. It has always been my passion to help each child discover their individual gifts and talents and to reach their full potential.