Andrew Ryder

Type of therapist: Speech and Language Therapy

Location: Greater Manchester


Articulation and Phonology Autism Spectrum Autism Diagnosis (ADOS) Behavioural Difficulties Bilingualism Language Disorder Selective Mutism Social and Emotional Difficulties Stammering


  • BSc (Hons) Speech Pathology and Therapy (2013)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Condition (2019)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Sensory Integration (ongoing)


  • Andrew is a specialist Speech and Language Therapist. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University and has since worked within the NHS in Trafford.
  • He has developed extensive knowledge and experience of a range of speech, language and social communication difficulties from working in community clinics, mainstream and special educational settings and private day nurseries.
  • He is confident in working with children, young people and adults with: Autism Spectrum Conditions, Language delay, Developmental Language Disorder, Speech Sound Difficulties, Bilingualism, Stammering, Selective Mutism and Social Communication Difficulties.
  • Andrew is also an experienced trainer and has delivered training on a range of subjects across the UK to healthcare professionals, education staff and parents/carers.
  • Further specialist training that Andrew has completed includes:
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2)
  • SCERTS (Social Communication, Emotion Regulation and Transactional Support)
  • It Takes Two To Talk (Hanen)
  • Zones of Regulation (emotional regulation intervention)
  • Social Stories and Comic Strip Conversations
  • Low tech AAC Techniques:
  • Signalong Level 1
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Palin Parent-Child Interaction (stammering intervention)
  • Word Aware (vocabulary intervention)
  • Colourful Semantics
  • Andrew has also attended further training and conferences on:
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)
  • Autism and Technology
  • Sensory Processing and Autism
  • Women and Autism
  • Trauma in Autism

Interesting / fun facts

  • Andrew used to be a professional singer!
  • Andrew speaks four languages fluently.

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