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I work with a limited number of private patients in order to ensure that I provide a quality service that is client-focused and directed. I am available for home visits and like to work inclusively with parents so that they are empowered to help their children develop and achieve their potential. I have worked in both hospital and community settings, although my main experience was within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. As a result, I understand and have provided assessments and intervention to children with attention and concentration difficulties, emotional behavioural difficulties, selective mutism, mood disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. In addition, I have an interest in social communication difficulties and have designed and faciliated many group sessions with young children and adolescents.
I strive to deliver the intervention that is in line with current best practice and regularly carry out activities of continuous professional development. To date I have trained in many courses including the Hanen 'It Takes Two to Talk' programme, the Michael Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Stammering, the Parents Plus Early Years, Middle Years and Adolescent Programmes and the ADOS assessment. I have also undergone training with Maggie Johnson in the area of Selective Mutism.
More recently, I have been involved in multi-disciplinary Assessments of Need of younger children aged 1 and upwards and as a result have gained considerable expertise in the area of early assessment and intervention. I am particularly passionate about early intervention, the power of play, positive reinforcement and early language stimulation/facilitation.
I have worked within a specialist team, assessing cleft palate and velo-pharyngeal insufficiency. As a result I have developed a special interest in this area and continue to provide therapy to children with speech errors arising from cleft palate and velopharyngeal insufficiency.
I am available on Saturdays and can carry out home visits.
Please call me to discuss your requirements further on 083 3722166.