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Julia Underwood

Type of therapist: Behavioural Support

Location: Kent


Parent/Child relationships


  • Board Certified Behaviour Analyst BACB (2012)
  • MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis Bangor University (2012)
  • Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst BACB University of North Texas (2010)
  • BA (Hons) Social Sciences with Psychology Nottingham Trent University (2000)


  • Having worked as a Behaviour Analyst within an independent school for Autistic Children, I have extensive experience in devising and managing ABA and VB programmes to primary and secondary aged children with a range of needs. I am able to create individualised, flexible programmes that are adapted to the needs of the learner. With an emphasis on positive intervention strategies and functional communication training, my programmes provide the learner with a fun, stimulating environment in which to learn.
  • I adhere to the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board Code of Ethics and continually seek to enhance my skills and knowledge base through attending conferences and workshops as part of my continuing education. I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and I have a clean driving licence.
  • • Conducting Functional Behaviour Assessments and producing Behaviour Management Plans
  • • Designing comprehensive individualised programmes
  • • Able to develop and manage the implementation of a bespoke ABA and VB training package
  • • Able to deliver training to therapists, colleagues and external agencies on the theory and practice of ABA
  • • Able to deliver ongoing training and development to therapists in order to ensure the treatment fidelity of specific programmes
  • • Performance management
  • • Conducting VB-MAPP Assessments and preparing professional reports in preparation for Tribunals
  • ABA/VB Consultant June 2014 – December 2014/2017-Present (this period includes Maternity Leave)
  • Developed and managed the programmes of children with varied needs, e.g. verbal and non-verbal, school-based and home-based or a mixture of the two. Devised and managed behavioural interventions. Provided training and feedback to therapists and family members. Prepared Annual Review and Tribunal reports, and attended Tribunals.
  • Senior VB Supervisor and Training Coordinator, Rainbow School for Children with Autism (part of Beyond Autism)
  • January 2006 – June 2014
  • Managed the ABA Supervisors’ and Class Leaders’ of two classes of secondary aged children. Ultimate responsibility for the pupils’ Individual Education Plans, behaviour management and progress. Developed and managed the programmes of pupils’ with complex needs. Developed, managed and supervised training and performance management across the Primary and Secondary School; delivered one to one and group training for therapists, senior colleagues and external agencies. Conducted VB-MAPP Assessments and produced Tribunal reports, for external prospective pupils; attended Tribunals.
  • ABA Supervisor
  • Conducted VB-MAPP, ABLLS and B-Squared assessments twice yearly; devised, monitored and oversaw delivery of VB, Maths, English, PHSE, ASDAN, and Group programme targets. Conducted Functional Assessments; devised Behaviour Management Plans; monitored and evaluated ongoing data including in graph format; devised and managed home programmes; produced annual progress reports and attended Annual Reviews. Delivered one to one and group training for therapists; managed the programmes of primary and secondary aged pupils; managed the programmes of early learners, high functioning pupils, and pupils who communicate using PECs and Makaton or BSL; facilitated school transition and inclusion.
  • Class Leader and Trainee ABA Supervisor
  • Managed a class of five tutors and pupils; managed the implementation of IEP targets and behaviour management plans; adapted teaching strategies when required; managed the performance of tutors via regular observations, practical and theory training and feedback. Delivered VB, Maths, English, Group and Social Skills sessions. Produced termly and annual progress reports and B-Squared assessments; attended parents evenings and Annual Reviews; made home visits; managed class visits within the community; parent liaison. Trainee ABA Supervisor responsibilities as above.
  • ABA Tutor
  • Delivered VB, Maths, English and Social Skills sessions. Implemented IEP targets and managed data collection. Planned, delivered and evaluated group sessions. Delivered basic ABA training to peers. Managed the class in class leader’s absence.
  • Volunteer Telephone Advisor, Education Advice Line, National Autistic Society
  • May 2006 – October 2007
  • Provided telephone support to parents who needed advice on any part of the statementing process.

Interesting / fun facts

  • I like baking and I have two young children, a boy and a girl who love helping me eat the cakes I bake...
  • I like ceramics and am trying to make my own - it's harder than it looks!
  • I love travelling and lived in Japan for 3 years.... I love Japanese food, karaoke and cherry blossom.
  • I like swimming, yoga and walks in the countryside.

Locations covered (764)



Addington Aldington Aldington Frith Allhallows Allhallows-on-Sea Appledore Appledore Heath Ash Ashford Ashurst Aylesford Badgers Mount Barnes Street Basted Bean Bearsted Bedgebury Cross Benenden Benover Bethersden Betsham Bidborough Biddenden Bilsington Birling Blue Bell Hill Bobbing Bonnington Borden Borough Green Bough Beech Boughton Lees Boughton Monchelsea Boxley Brandfold Brasted Brasted Chart Bredgar Bredhurst Brenchley Brenzett Bromley Green Brookland Burham Castle Hill Chainhurst Challock Chambers' Green Charcott Charing Charing Heath Chart Sutton Chartway Street Chatham Chattenden Chestnut Street Chiddingstone Causeway Clap Hill Cliffe Cliffe Woods Cobham Collier Street Conyer Cooling Cowden Coxheath Cranbrook Cranbrook Common Crockenhill Crockham Hill Crockhurst Street Crouch Culverstone Green Curteis' Corner Cuxton Danaway Darenth Dartford Dean Street Detling Ditton Doddington Dunk's Green Dunton Green East End East Farleigh East Malling East Peckham Eastling Eccles Edenbridge Egerton Egerton Forstal Eyhorne Street Eynsford Fairseat Farleigh Green Farningham Fawkham Green Fenn Street Five Oak Green Fordcombe Forstal Four Elms Four Throws Frittenden Gill's Green Gillingham Goathurst Common Godden Green Golden Green Goudhurst Grafty Green Grain Gravesend Great Chart Green Street Green Hadlow Hale Street Halfway Houses Halling Halstead Hamstreet Harrietsham Hartley Hartley Hartlip Harvel Hawkenbury Hawkhurst Hawley Headcorn Henley Street Herne Pound Hever Hextable High Halden High Halstow Higham Highsted Hilden Park Hildenborough Hodsoll Street Hogben's Hill Hollingbourne Hoo St Werburgh Hook Green Horsmonden Horton Kirby Hothfield Hunton Ide Hill Iden Green Ightham Istead Rise Ivy Hatch Ivychurch Iwade Joyden's Wood Kemsing Kenardington Kent Street Kettle Corner Keycol Kilndown Kingsnorth Kingswood Kit's Coty Knockholt Knockholt Pound Laddingford Lamberhurst Langley Heath Langton Green Larkfield Leeds Leigh Leigh Green Lenham Lenham Heath Lewson Street Leybourne Linkhill Linton Little Chart Little Mill Longfield Longfield Hill Loose Lower Halstow Lower Hartlip Lower Higham Lower Rainham Lower Stoke Lower Twydall Lower Upnor Luddenham Lunsford Lynsted Maidstone Marden Markbeech Marlpit Hill Marsh Green Matfield Meopham Mereworth Mersham Middle Stoke Milstead Molash Moor Street Mundy Bois Nettlestead Nettlestead Green New Ash Green New Barn New Hythe Newchurch Newenden Newington Newnham North Halling Northfleet Offham Old Romney Oldbury Otford Paddock Wood Painter's Forstal Parker's Green Pembury Penshurst Peters Village Petteridge Pipsden Pizien Well Platt Platt's Heath Plaxtol Pluckley Pluckley Thorne Potters Corner Pratling Street Queen Street Queenborough Radfield Ram Lane Rochester Rodmersham Green Rolvenden Rolvenden Layne Romney Street Royal Tunbridge Wells Ruckinge Rusthall Ryarsh Sandhurst Sandhurst Cross Sandway Seal Sevenoaks Sevenoaks Weald Shadoxhurst Sheldwich Lees Shipbourne Shirkoak Shoreham Shorne Shorne Ridgeway Sissinghurst Sittingbourne Smarden Snodland Snoll Hatch Sole Street South Darenth South Street Southborough Southfleet Speldhurst Stalisfield Green Stansted Staplehurst Stick Hill Stockbury Stocker's Head Stockland Green Stoke Stone Stone in Oxney Stone Street Stubb's Cross Styants Bottom Sundridge Sutton at Hone Sutton Valence Swanley Swanley Village Swanscombe Tenterden Teston Teynham The Moor Three Tees Throwley Forstal Tonbridge Toy's Hill Trottiscliffe Tudeley Tutt Hill Ulcombe Underriver Upchurch Upper Halling Upper Upnor Vigo Village Warehorne Warmlake Wateringbury Waterman Quarter Well Hill West Kingsdown West Kingsdown West Malling West Peckham West Yoke Westerham Westwell Westwell Leacon Whitehill Wilsley Green Wilsley Pound Wittersham Woodchurch Woolpack Corner Wormshill Wouldham Wrotham Wrotham Heath Wye Yalding

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East Sussex

Alciston Alfriston Argos Hill Bachelor's Bump Balls Green Barcombe Cross Battle Beckley Bells Yew Green Berwick Berwick Bexhill Bishopstone Blackboys Boarshead Bodiam Bodle Street Green Boreham Street Brede Brighton and Hove Broad Oak Broad Oak Broyle Side Burgh Hill Burlow Burwash Burwash Common Burwash Weald Buxted Cackle Street Cade Street Camber Catsfield Chalvington Chelwood Common Chelwood Gate Chiddingly Coleman's Hatch Cooksbridge Cousley Wood Cowbeech Cowbeech Hill Cripp's Corner Cross in Hand Crowborough Crowhurst Crumbles Dallington Danehill Ditchling East Chiltington East Dean East Hoathly Eastbourne Eridge Green Etchingham Ewhurst Green Fairlight Fairlight Cove Fairwarp Falmer Firle Five Ash Down Five Ashes Flackley Ash Fletching Flimwell Flowers Green Forest Row Framfield Frant Friar's Hill Friston Glynde Golden Cross Groombridge Guestling Green Hadlow Down Hailsham Halland Hammerwood Hankham Hartfield Hastings Heathfield Hellingly Herstmonceux High Hurstwood Holtye Hooe Common Horam Horney Common Hurst Green Icklesham Iden Iford Isfield Jevington Jury's Gap Kent Street Kingston near Lewes Laughton Lewes Litlington Little London Lower Dicker Lower Horsebridge Lower Willingdon Lunsford's Cross Magham Down Marden's Hill Maresfield Mark Cross Mayfield Maynard's Green Mill Corner Milton Street Mount Pleasant Mountfield Muddles Green Netherfield Newhaven Newick Ninfield Normans' Bay North Chailey Northbridge Street Northiam Nutley Offham Old Heathfield Palehouse Common Peacehaven Peasmarsh Pett Pevensey Pevensey Bay Piddinghoe Piltdown Playden Plumpton Plumpton Green Polegate Punnett's Town Ringmer Ripe Robertsbridge Rodmell Roser's Cross Rotherfield Rushlake Green Rye Seaford Sedlescombe Selmeston Silver Hill Skippers Hill South Chailey South Heighton South Street Staplecross Stone Cross Stonegate Swiftsden Teasley Mead Telham Telscombe Cliffs The Platt Three Cups Corner Three Leg Cross Three Oaks Ticehurst Tidebrook Town Row Trull's Hatch Uckfield Udimore Upper Dicker Upper Hartfield Vines Cross Wadhurst Waldron Wallcrouch Wannock Wellbrook Westfield Westham Westmeston Whatlington Willingdon Wilmington Winchelsea Winchelsea Beach Windmill Hill Wivelsfield Wivelsfield Green Wood's Corner Wood's Green


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