Educational/Behaviour Consultant, M.Ed, Certified RDI Consultant (Relationship Development Intervention) and Certified Yoga Teacher with an Emphasis on Making Yoga Inclusive & Accessible to Children and Adults of Diverse Needs
I am a Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) consultant, with a passion for helping families and professionals to better understand children’s needs. I love helping families to be the best they can be, supporting parents helping their children with the challenges and obstacles they face and make developmental progress.
I first began working with children with diverse needs in 2010 while working as a primary school teacher. During this time I also started to work in the field of ABA and decided to study Applied Behaviour Analysis with the Florida Institute of Technology. Although I learned immensely through ABA, I felt something was missing. In 2019 I learned about RDI and I felt it was the perfect program to tie together my experiences and beliefs about working with children with special needs and their families. The emphasis is on empowering parents to support their children to be independent thinkers, problem solvers, build better relationships and to use social communication effectively. I studied with RDIConnect Houston, where Dr Gutstein and Dr Sheely, the founders of RDI delivered my training. I am based in London and I enjoy working with local families in their homes, in addition I also have experience working successfully via virtual sessions around the world. I provide meaningful guidance to families who have children with neurodevelopmental difficulties, such as Autism and ADHD.
I am also a Yoga and Mindfulness teacher for children and adults with autism and diverse needs. Through my study and experience teaching yoga to my students in the classroom and one on one, I quickly realised the benefits that yoga was having on my student’s attention and focus, reduced anxiety, body awareness and development of calming strategies. I also noticed the positive reaction from students each time they practiced yoga. I have experienced first hand the benefits yoga can provide to health and overall well-being.