Working holistically and with compassion, my aim is to bring back joy, confidence and calm to the learning and school experience.
Dyslexia, social communication challenges, autism, attentional issues, and behavioural needs are particular areas of passion and specialism. However, not all the youngsters I see have been previously assessed. Often there is a lack of clarity about why the young person is unhappy or underachieving at school, and what might help.
I am skilled at sensitively untangling any presenting needs but I also prioritise bringing a young person’s strengths out of the shadows and into the light. Where required, I can draw on the expertise of other highly specialist colleagues too, and we work together in a multi-disciplinary team around, and with, the child and their family.
I often provide an expert eye in the media, consciously using my platform to enable a better understanding of how to best meet young people’s needs. I am also the author of ‘How To Create A Parent-Friendly School'.