My Approach

I am privileged to support children and young people of all ages, their parents, and educators.

 

The overarching aim of my support is to enable the young person to feel truly happy and confident in their own abilities, and to be and feel successful when learning.

 

Along the way, I enable parents, educators, and other associated professionals, to really understand the child’s unique profile of strengths and needs, and importantly, to build on these strengths whilst sensitively addressing any areas of challenge.

 

An integral part of how I work is that, where required, I can draw on my network of specialist colleagues to undertake specialist assessments, and we work together with the child and family. This co-ordinated, multi-professional approach is essential when working with children who have additional needs and requirements.

 

The types of cases I most commonly see are where:

  • A child is unhappy or felt to be underachieving at school but
    there is a lack of clarity about why and how to help.
  • A child has an existing profile of needs, and their parents want
    to know how these can be best met in a school environment.
  • A child is experiencing difficulty with friendships and struggles to connect socially with their peers.
  • A young person is approaching public examinations, and parents
    want to ensure that they have the right support in place for their child,
    leading up to this important time.
  • A school placement is breaking down and parents want to know what the next steps could be.
  • There are concerns around a child's attention and focus.
  • A point of transition, a school move or relocation, is on the horizon, and a full review of the child's needs and strengths is required in order to inform a new school placement.
  • The child is out of school, for whatever reason, and a home-schooling plan needs to be established.
  • A child is unhappy, or felt to be underachieving at school, but
    there is a lack of clarity about why and how to help.
  • Parents want to know how their child’s needs can be best met at home, school, or in a home-schooling capacity.
  • A child is experiencing difficulties forming and maintaining friendships.
  • Tests or examinations are approaching, and parents want to ensure that the right support is in place for their child in the lead-up, and during, this important time
  • A school placement is breaking down, and parents want to explore the options as to how to help their child move forwards positively.
  • There are concerns around a child's attention and focus.
  • A point of transition, a school move or relocation, is on the horizon, and a full review of the child's needs and strengths is required, in order to inform a new school placement.

IMAGE CREDIT: Artwork by Ria Mishaal