I work with young people of all ages, ranging from those at pre-school all the way through to university, their parents and schools.
The overarching aim of my support is to enable the young person to feel happy and confident in their own abilities, and to be and feel successful, when learning. Along the way, I enable children, their parents, and their schools, to understand the child’s unique learning profile, and importantly, to build on their strengths whilst sensitively addressing the areas of difficulty
Some of the children I work with have an existing profile of needs such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and/or social communication difficulties, although not all. Indeed, often parents approach me with concerns that their child is unhappy at school or is underperforming in some way, but there is lack of clarity about why and how to help.
An integral part of my service is that, where required, I can draw on my network of expert colleagues to undertake specialist assessments and to contribute to an interdisciplinary plan. This co-ordinated, multi-professional approach is an essential component when working with children who have additional needs and requirements.