Children With Special Educational Needs

Raising a child with special educational needs can be challenging. As well as concerns regarding appropriate schooling, there is often the added pressure of managing difficulties around eating, sleeping and personal care. Many children with additional needs particularly Autism can develop obscure eating and sleep patterns combined with what can appear to be obsessive behaviour traits which can put strain on the entire family.

An example of symbols used to support communication.

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What I can offer

  • Practical support and guidance for a range of difficulties experienced by children such as challenges in relation to diet and sleep, particularly for children with Autism and associated conditions.
  • Strategies to support behaviour modification.
  • Support with communication including the use of systems such as PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) Social Stories and visual schedules.
  • General advice regarding school provision and other support agencies.
  • Support with understanding a statement of Special Educational Needs.
  • Support with responding to a statement of Special Educational Needs.
  • Support with Education Health Care Plans and guidance around Personal Budgets.
  • Support and preparation for school meetings and tribunals.
  • Direct work with children to support a range of needs including communication difficulties and behaviour modification.
  • Direct support and tuition for children with Special Educational Needs.
  • All my work with families includes direct support within the home to model approaches and support parents and carers to apply techniques, for example, demonstrating the application of communication aids such as symbols.

After listening to the goals you are hoping to achieve in regards to support for your child, I will devise a plan in consultation with you as to how we can achieve these. I can continue to work with you, at home, to help implement strategies and approaches.

I am flexible as to when I see families and can meet during the daytime or evening including weekends. Based in Wilmslow, I am conveniently located to travel to families living in various parts of Stockport, Manchester and Cheshire.


Family Support

Initial one hour consultation with parents/carers - £50.00

Additional charges are calculated on a sliding scale dependent on support and are outlined in a plan following consultation with the family. Costs include any materials such as symbols which are made and kept by the family and additional contact such as phone calls between any planned meetings with family/carers.