Supporting your teaching...

I’m a secondary science teacher by trade with a passion for children with special educational needs. I have a particular interest in supporting children with autism in mainstream settings, and hold a firm belief in minimising out of class intervention.

 

I believe in supporting teachers and assistants in striving to provide an inclusive learning environment for all.
 

As a qualified teacher and occupational therapist with previous experience of school based consultation I can offer the following on an ad hoc or contract basis:

Assessing needs...
 

  • Assessment of sensory and functional needs
     

  • Child observation and problem solving with classroom teacher

Planning for needs...

  • Teacher and teacher assistant training around: sensory integration; autism; self-regulation; and motor skills. 
     

  • Facilitating effective use of teaching assistants in the classroom
     

  • Supporting transition between key stages
     

  • Curriculum development for children with special educational needs

Meeting needs...

  • Advice on optimising in class and school environment for children with special needs
     

  • Teacher training on the occupational needs of children with specific conditions
     

  • One-to-one support for children with special educational needs
     

  • Running of bespoke groups that support the children in your school
     

  • Advice on suitable furniture and classroom aids to support individuals
     

  • Report writing and referral to other professionals when appropriate

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or are looking for a bespoke service for your school or department.