Andrew Ryder

Type of therapist: Speech and Language Therapy, ASD Assessment (for Children), ASD Assessment (for Adults)

Location: Greater Manchester


Articulation and Phonology Autism Spectrum Autism Diagnosis (ADOS) Behavioural Difficulties Bilingualism Language Disorder Selective Mutism Social and Emotional Difficulties Stammering Sensory Integration Difficulties ASD diagnosis Emotional regulation Social and emotional development Classroom Observation / Advice for Teachers Medico-Legal (Tribunals) Sensory Integration Difficulties Autism Spectrum Autism Diagnosis (ADOS)


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


  • Andrew is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University and has since worked within the NHS in Trafford. He is currently completing his Sensory Practitioner post-graduate qualification.
  • He is experienced in autism (ASD) assessments with children, young people and adults.
  • 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)
  • 3di-5 (Autism diagnostic interview tool)
  • 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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