Autism and ABA Consultant in Hertfordshire
The Owl Centre is happy to add Autism and ABA Consultants to their team in Hertfordshire, providing a friendly and sympathetic solutions-focused approach to the children and parents they see.
Laura Dorrill BSc (Hons) – Autism and ABA Consultant.
Laura is a Psychology graduate with over ten years’ experience working with children and young adults who have a diagnosis of autism. Laura has an extensive background in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), having worked for six years at an ABA school in London, where she supervised programmes. Laura has worked on ABA home programmes for over five years, where she has consulted to schools, nurseries and colleges, as well as leading teams of tutors and parents in the home and community.
Laura has a track record of being able to provide guidelines and recommendations that support individuals with autism to acquire skills, increase communication and manage challenging behaviours. Laura follows evidence-based practice and, drawing from her behaviour analytic background, she designs personalised learning programmes and behaviour support plans that are functional for the individual. Programmes are designed entirely around the needs of the child/young person, which are identified through assessment and in collaboration with the family. Programmes may cover a range of needs, that may include:
- Reducing barriers to learning
- ‘Learning to learn’ and early learning skills
- Play/leisure and social interaction skills
- Self-help and daily living skills
- Community access
- Positive behaviour support plans
Laura is dedicated to ensuring that programmes are functional and meaningful for the individual, that they build independence, and enable success. Laura works closely with parents and other professionals, including teachers, early years providers, Speech and Language Therapists, and carers and support staff, to establish programmes that are engaging and motivating for the individual. Laura has a hands-on approach and monitors progress on an ongoing basis, troubleshooting issues as they arise, and (where needed) meeting regularly as a team to ensure that the child/young person continues to move forward.
Laura is highly experienced with inputting to EHCP and education plan targets, and is competent in providing professional reports that provide evidence of learning needs, progress, and recommendations for learning.
Laura provides entirely bespoke autism consultancy packages, individually tailored to the needs of the client. Laura works closely with parents and/or educators to decide on the level of intervention required, and where intense intervention programmes are needed, will train and lead teams of tutors to provide regular 1:1 teaching sessions. Laura is also able to provide individualised parent training programmes and can consult to teaching staff to advise on how to effectively support students with autism.
Laura can provide outreach support at clients’ homes and in school, nurseries and colleges etc., covering the following towns and surrounding areas:
- St Albans
- Welwyn Garden City
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