Autism and Social interaction

Assessments and therapy sessions for under 5's and KS1 children. 

I will carry out relaxed and individualised assessments that can help to make sense of what your child is experiencing and their current level of interaction and communication. 

I can talk through this with you and you can request a written report summarising this (this has an additional cost) and we can agree on some goals and next steps for your child's therapy together.

I am experienced and qualified in:

Introducing and progressing with the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).

Coaching and supporting you to develop your child's early interaction, play and communication skills through play based therapy. I am an accredited Hanen: More Than Words trainer.

Helping to improve your child's attention. I am trained to use Attention Autism with your child and I can help set up and support your child's pre-school in using this approach.  

Supporting your child's attention and independent working skills using TEACCH approaches.

Helping your child develop their understanding of early vocabulary, language concepts and following instructions through play based therapy. 

Helping your child develop to express themselves using signing, symbols or spoken language. I am trained in using Makaton, PECS and Derbyshire Language Scheme. 

I like to use fun, play based therapy activities and everyday situations to develop children's language skills. 

Your child's appointment can be at my home therapy space in Chippenham or you can request a home/ educational setting visit subject to availability.