Over the past 12 years, I have taught many autistic children and young people, with a wide variety of abilities and complex needs. In recent years, I have upskilled many adults including parents, teachers, SENCO's and support assistants with practical skills and knowledge to ensure autistic children's needs are met and they are making good progress. l support schools and services to ensure high quality autism provision and practice, enabling children to achieve and to maximise their outcomes.
I have been in leadership positions within schools, including Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo), Inclusion Leader and Autism Outreach Leader. I am also a recognised Specialist Leader in Education (SLE).
I have been involved in successful international projects such as developing an autism education program for an education service in Muscat, Oman. I also advice on inclusion for services such as being part of the access panel for the Museums of London.
I host the Autism Spectrum Teacher Podcast which shares free information and practical advice related to autism, neurodiversity and education. I also lead the Facebook community group 'Autism and Inclusive Teaching' to support the sharing of good practice and resources for teachers and parents.
I am proudly dyslexic with my own learning differences and this partly fuels my passion, empathy and understanding of multi-sensory teaching approaches, and the profound benefits of visual and practical learning approaches.
I am highly creative and also DJ and produce electronic music.
In my own practice, I draw upon a wide range of evidence-based, child-centered approaches and have training and experience in implementing: SCERTS, Social Stories, TEACCH, Makaton, Attention Autism, BILD Positive Behaviour Support, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Intensive Interaction, Lego Based Therapy, Colourful Semantics, Zones of Regulation and more.
Flexible courses that you can do in your own time, with bitesize videos and activities and resources that will equip you with practical strategies to effectively support children with diverse abilities and needs
Bespoke support and staff development, to upskill and build capacity in schools and services, having a direct impact on positive outcomes for children
Tailored, interactive training workshops to develop knowledge and practical skills related to supporting autistic individuals or those with neurodiverse abilities and needs
Personalised, one to one consultation or coaching, online or in person. Develop your knowledge, problem solve and get support to implement strategies related to supporting children’s individual needs
This ebook will walk you through understanding different sensory systems, identifying individual sensory needs and give you practical tips and ideas to support the sensory regulation of children.
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