About Me

I’ve been working with children with special needs including autism for the past 18 years. My focus has been mainly working with children and young adolescents diagnosed with autism using the principles of ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis). I’ve worked in a range of settings such as mainstream, special needs schools, in the community, on work placements, employment settings and within home settings. I’ve worked with several ages from 2.5-23 years old. I’ve also had the opportunity to work with children diagnosed with dyspraxia, Downs Syndrome and behavioural difficulties.

£80.00 Per Hour

minimum 1.5 hour sessions

Specialist Experience and Skills

With over 18 years' experience supporting children at home and in school, I started working in the field of special educational needs (SEN) and autism when I was completing my degree in Psychology at University. I initially started by creating ABA home programmes for children with a diagnosis of autism. I found it extremely rewarding working with individuals within their home settings as I could see the individual reaching out for extra stimulation to be provided to them. After providing a tailor-made programme for the individual focusing on their interests and strengths, I could see how much... Read More
With over 18 years' experience supporting children at home and in school, I started working in the field of special educational needs (SEN) and autism when I was completing my degree in Psychology at University. I initially started by creating ABA home programmes for children with a diagnosis of autism. I found it extremely rewarding working with individuals within their home settings as I could see the individual reaching out for extra stimulation to be provided to them. After providing a tailor-made programme for the individual focusing on their interests and strengths, I could see how much potential these young individuals have within them. They just needed a guide to help them display their skills.

I then continued to expand my experience by working within special needs schools. I’ve worked at Treehouse (autism specialist) school for several years. Here, I managed a team of 8 other staff and provided them with training opportunities on how to deliver individualised programmes as well as following the principles of ABA. Whilst working in schools, I’ve had the opportunity to present specialist autism workshops and lead trainings on key topics such as reinforcement, positive behaviour management, programme delivery, data taking and analysis of this etc.

I have had opportunities to organise, lead and take students on residential trips where the focus has been on working on developing their social skills, life skills, behaviour management and self confidence whilst being away from home. It’s been an eye opener to see students flourish whilst away from home in the presence of other peers and professionals tapping into each of those learning opportunities.

Whilst working in a team I’ve picked up key skills such as delegation of tasks, prioritising tasks effectively, meeting deadlines and working on recycling ideas throughout the process of several meetings.

I’ve picked up lots of research skills and tools whilst working at the Anna Freud centre. I’ve had the opportunity to conduct a battery of tests to assess the child’s language skills, theory of mind and executive functioning abilities.

Whilst working across a range of settings I’ve had the opportunity to introduce, use and analyse visual tools such as visual schedules and visuals in general to help reduce prompt dependency in the child by referring them to become responsible for their own learning. For instance, using a visual schedule of key steps involved in toileting. Making this accessible in the community for the young person by having visuals placed on a keychain for them. In addition, I’ve used visuals to put together social stories to help guide and support young people to becoming independent with completing their own self help routines such as using the toilet and washing their hands well.

My Teaching Philosophy

Teaching should be fun and based around the young persons interests! Teaching should be full of meaningful choices for the young person guided by the teacher using a range of proactive strategies.

Something Sensational About Me

I’ve helped with writing a paper on PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) patients and their use of drugs in helping to suppress those traumatic memories.

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Availability

  • Monday 09:00-17:00
  • Tuesday 09:00-17:00
  • Wednesday 09:00-17:00
  • Friday 00:00-20:00

Qualifications and Training

- MSC in applied psychology; - BSC in psychology; - Team teach; - PECs; - Makaton; - Communicate in print; - Epilepsy education 4 schools; - Thrive (using gardening to change lives); - Diploma in educational psychology; - Understanding dyslexia; - LINKS induction course; - ASDAN; - Training for safe guarding and child protection-level 1; - Autism awareness.... Read More
- MSC in applied psychology; - BSC in psychology; - Team teach; - PECs; - Makaton; - Communicate in print; - Epilepsy education 4 schools; - Thrive (using gardening to change lives); - Diploma in educational psychology; - Understanding dyslexia; - LINKS induction course; - ASDAN; - Training for safe guarding and child protection-level 1; - Autism awareness.

Choose me if…

- You are looking for someone who is passionate about their work;
- Who's fun;
- Has flexibility within their teaching style;
- Can put together an individualised programme for the young person;
- Uses child’s strengths to help increase their motivation to work on tasks they may find harder to succeed with;
- You would like to build self confidence in young person;
- Providing opportunities to help young person to succeed;
- Making Learning intrinsically reinforcing for the young... Read More
- You are looking for someone who is passionate about their work;
- Who's fun;
- Has flexibility within their teaching style;
- Can put together an individualised programme for the young person;
- Uses child’s strengths to help increase their motivation to work on tasks they may find harder to succeed with;
- You would like to build self confidence in young person;
- Providing opportunities to help young person to succeed;
- Making Learning intrinsically reinforcing for the young person.

SPECIFIC AREAS COVERED

London
Harrow
Pinner
Watford
Stanmore

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