Steph Reed, BA (Hons), PGCE
For the past 10 years, I have been teaching in various mainstream and autism specialist schools, with the last 3 years in leadership positions.
I have taught many incredible children and young people with very different abilities and complex needs, who have inspired me to ensure different learning needs are embraced and that all children make significant progress.
As well as creating and delivering tailored autism-related training to educational professionals and services, I provide a model of outreach support through coaching and specialist advice to schools, services and families.
I undertook action research when developing the outreach model and the findings indicate that upskilling and developing the knowledge of staff, empowered teachers and teaching assistants with a wide range of strategies to utilise and immediately implement successful provision, resulting in good outcomes for children.
In my own practice, I draw upon a wide range of research-based approaches and have training and experience in implementing such as SCERTS, Social Stories, TEACCH, Makaton, Attention Autism, BILD Positive Behaviour Support, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Intensive Interaction and more.
I host the free Autism Spectrum Teacher Podcast which focuses on sharing information about autism-related themes through conversations with autistic individuals, parents, teachers and other professionals.