autism Spectrum

support services

 


I am a Specialist Teacher and Behavioural Therapist, based in Cape Town,

with over 20 years’ experience in the UK and South Africa

working with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families

 

 

SPEAK Autism is my private practice, 

offering individual specialist autism and behaviour support,

counselling, advice and social-emotional strategies,

for students and their families, schools and professionals.



I also offer a range of autism spectrum condition (ASC) training sessions

and workshops for parents and professionals…

Key ASD Approaches, Strategies & Tools

 

SPEAK Autism advocates and uses a wide range of well researched, tried & tested, globally accepted, key ASC support strategies and teaching tools for supporting and meeting the unique, individual needs of our clients with high functioning autism and Asperger syndrome and their families.

 

 

We have a developmental approach and focus on the individual differences of each client, whilst providing relationship based interventions with the goal of releasing potential, increasing understanding, developing skills and changing behaviour.

 

SPELL Approach (National Autistic Society, UK)

 

TEACCH (Treatment & Education of Autistic and Related Communication-Handicapped CHildren)

 

Social Stories™

 

Therapeutic principles from DIR Floortime™ Approach (Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship — based model)

 

Exploring Feelings: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety, Anger and Depression

 

The CAT-Kit: Cognitive Affective Training

 

GemIIni DVM (Discrete Video Modelling)

 

Social Skills Programmes

 

Family Support and Counselling

 

Homes Visits & Consultations

 

Autism Spectrum Training & Workshops

 

SPEAK Autism Training & Workshops for Parents & Professionals:

Understanding & Supporting ASC

 

Social Stories Training

 

Using Structure & Visual Strategies

 

Managing Anxiety & Behaviour

 

Understanding Difficulties at Break time

 

Dealing with Bullying

 

Developing Social Skills and Friendships

 

Understanding Teenagers with ASC

 

Talking about Puberty, Relationships & Sex