Specialising in Educational Support Consultancy with a particular focus on behaviour support for neurodiverse children and young people; training programmes for parents, schools and services
I am a Behaviour and Learning specialist, working with children and adolescents. I offer educational consultancy and support to individuals and their families; parent consultancy for learning, behaviour and socialisation issues; training for parents in neurodevelopmental issues; and coaching support for children and young people with neurodevelopmental issues. I also offer neurodevelopmental training courses for schools and services.
After studying Zoology and Genetics at Sheffield University, I trained as a secondary science and PE teacher. I taught in London, Newcastle and Washington DC, becoming first Head of Science and then a Deputy Head Teacher. From 1996 – 2002, I was Head of the Centre Academy School, the first specialist school in the UK for children with ADHD/ODD. This wide-ranging experience has given me a balanced perspective on the issues facing students, families, teachers and schools regarding Neurodiversity and learning behaviour and socialisation differences. I currently work with schools and school support systems, including Social Services, Health Services, the police and foster carers.
In addition to my work with families, schools and support services, I work nationally and internationally as a presenter and consultant in behaviour, learning and motivation. I provide Neurodiversity Consultancy and Training for the workplace environment.
I have had over ten books published on the subjects of ADHD, SEND and challenging behaviours and other resources for educators and parents include pre-recorded webinars.