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Philippa Pettitt

Type of therapist: Autism Support

Location: Hampshire


Special Educational Needs Early Years Positive behaviour support Self-esteem


  • BSc (Hons) Sociology. (1979)
  • PGCE Primary age + Special educational needs. (1983)
  • Certificate in counselling skills in the Development of Learning. (RSA 1995)
  • Ad Dip: Leadership and Management Early Years. (2003)
  • TEACCH Training Course. (2011)


  • I have worked with early years and primary aged children with a range of special needs and with autism. I use a child centred, holistic, integrative approach, bringing together a range of strategies to build an individual programme for each child using the child’s strengths and interests to help them learn in the best possible way.
  • I believe in a positive approach to challenging behaviour – all behaviour is a communication which we need to understand.
  • I believe in building close, respectful relationships with every child and working closely with families.
  • I have delivered training on understanding autism, specialist approaches to working with children with autism and on child centred positive behaviour management in this country and in Vietnam, Cambodia and Palestine.
  • Additional training:
  • Makaton.
  • Positive Behaviour Management.
  • Devising a Specialist Curriculum.
  • Language Development.
  • Theories on Autism.
  • Sensory Processing.
  • Therapeutic Interventions: Special Time/Intensive Interaction.
  • Attention Autism.
  • Social Stories.
  • Professional experience:
  • 1980 – 1985: Working with adults with learning difficulties.
  • 1985 – 1986: Teacher with children with moderate learning difficulties.
  • 1987 -1990: Managed Adult Education for adults with learning difficulties.
  • 1990 – 1992: Teacher with children with learning difficulties.
  • 1992 – 2003: Teacher in a special needs Early Years Nursery.
  • 2003 – 2006: Teacher advisor for children with autism.
  • 2006 – 2017: Manager of Autism Provision in mainstream primary school.

Interesting / fun facts

  • I enjoy dog walking, hula hooping and allotments.
  • I like reading, films and cryptic crosswords.
  • I have a holiday chalet in Cornwall and enjoy travelling - locally and far away!
  • I like good a good cup of coffee!

Locations covered (876)


Abbots Worthy Abbotswood Abbotts Ann Aldershot Alton Ampfield Amport Andover Andover Down Anna Valley Appleshaw Arford Ashford Ashford Hill Ashley Ashmansworth Ashurst Ashurst Bridge Avington Avon Awbridge Axford Balmerlawn Bank Bartley Barton on Sea Barton Stacey Bashley Basingstoke Battramsley Baughurst Beaulieu Beech Bentley Bentworth Bickton Bighton Binsted Bishop's Sutton Bishop's Waltham Blackfield Blackmoor Blacknest Blackwater Blashford Blendworth Boldre Boorley Green Bordon Botley Bradley Braishfield Brambridge Bramdean Bramley Bramley Green Bramshaw Bramshott Bramshott Chase Bransgore Breamore Broadgate Brockenhurst Brook Brook Hill Broughton Brown Candover Bucks Horn Oak Bull Hill Buriton Burley Street Burridge Bursledon Butlocks Heath Cadnam Calshot Canada Canada Common Carter's Clay Catherington Charlton Charter Alley Chawton Cheriton Chilbolton Chilworth Chilworth Old Village Church End Clanfield Cliddesden Colden Common Compton Conford Copythorne Corhampton Crampmoor Crawley Crondall Crookham Village Crow Crowdhill Curdridge Damerham Denmead Dibden Dibden Purlieu Dogmersfield Downton Droxford Dummer Dunbridge Durley Durley Street Durrants East Boldre East Cholderton East Dean East End East Meon East Stratton East Tisted East Tytherley East Wellow East Worldham Eastleigh Easton Ecchinswell Ellisfield Elvetham Heath Emery Down Empshott Emsworth Enham Alamein Eversley Centre Eversley Cross Everton Ewshot Exbury Exton Fareham Farnborough Fawley Finchdean Fisher's Pond Fleet Fleet Fordingbridge Forton Freefolk Fritham Frithend Frogham Funtley Furzeley Corner Furzey Lodge Fyfield Godshill Goodworth Clatford Gosport Grateley Grayshott Greatham Greywell Gundleton Hale Hamble-le-Rice Hambledon Hammer Bottom Hangersley Hannington Hardley Hartfordbridge Hartley Wintney Hatherden Havant Hawkley Hawley Hazeley Hazeley Bottom Headbourne Worthy Headley Headley Down Heckfield Hedge End High Cross Highbridge Hightown Hill Brow Hill Head Hill Top Hinton Hinton Ampner Holbury Holt Pound Holybourne Hook Hook Park Estate Hordle Horndean Horton Heath Houghton Hound Hound Green Hundred Acres Hursley Hurstbourne Priors Hurstbourne Tarrant Hyde Hythe Ibsley Ibthorpe Inhurst Isington Itchen Abbas Itchen Stoke Kentsboro Keyhaven Kilmeston Kimpton King's Somborne Kings Worthy Kings Worthy Kingsclere Kingsley Knowle Langley Langrish Lasham Laverstoke Leckford Lindford Liphook Liss Litchfield Little Hoddington Little Holbury Little London Little London Littleton Lockerley Locks Heath Long Sutton Longparish Longstock Lopcombe Lower Common Lower Common Lower Farringdon Lower Froyle Lower Upham Lowford Lymington Lyndhurst Mapledurwell Marchwood Martin Martyr Worthy Mattingley Meonstoke Micheldever Michelmersh Middle Wallop Middleton Milford on Sea Mill Lane Minstead Mockbeggar Monk Sherborne Monkwood Monxton Mottisfont Nately Scures Neacroft Nether Wallop Netley Netley Marsh New Alresford New Cheriton New Milton Newbridge Newnham Newton Valence Newtown Newtown Norleywood North Baddesley North Boarhunt North Charford North Gorley North Hayling North Waltham North Warnborough Northbrook Northney Nursling Oakhanger Oakley Odiham Old Alresford Old Basing Old Netley Otterbourne Over Wallop Overton Owslebury Palestine Pamber End Pamber Green Park Gate Passfield Peel Common Penton Grafton Penton Mewsey Petersfield Phoenix Green Picket Piece Pilley Portmore Portsmouth Preston Candover Quarley Ramsdean Ramsdell Ringwood Ripley Rockbourne Romsey Ropley Ropley Dean Rotherwick Rowlands Castle Rownhams Sandleheath Sandy Balls Sandy Down Sarisbury Segensworth Selborne Setley Shalden Shawford Shedfield Sheet Sherborne St John Sherfield on Loddon Shipton Bellinger Shirrell Heath Shootash Silchester Soberton Soberton Heath Soldridge Sopley South Down South Warnborough South Wonston Southampton Southrope Southwick Sparsholt Springvale St Mary Bourne Standford Steep Steep Marsh Steventon Stockbridge Stoke Stoke Stoke Charity Stratfield Saye Stroud Stubbington Stuckton Sutton Scotney Swanmore Swanwick Sway Tadley The Mint Thorney Hill Thruxton Tichborne Timsbury Tinkers Cross Tiptoe Titchfield Totton Twyford Up Nately Up Somborne Upham Upper Clatford Upper Farringdon Upper Froyle Upper Wield Upton Upton Grey Walhampton Waltham Chase Warnford Warsash Water End Weavers Down West Dean West Heath West Meon West Tytherley West Wellow Weyhill Wherwell Whitchurch Whitehill Whitsbury Wickham Wildhern Winchester Winchfield Winchfield Hurst Winsor Wolverton Common Wonston Woodfalls Woodgreen Woodlands Wootton Wootton St Lawrence Worthy Down Yateley

Isle of Wight

West Sussex

Adversane Albourne Albourne Green Albourne Street Aldingbourne Alfold Bars Almodington Amberley Angmering Arundel Ashington Ashurst Atherington Barnham Barns Green Bepton Bepton Common Billingshurst Birdham Blackstone Bognor Regis Bosham Bosham Hoe Boxgrove Bramber Broadbridge Broadbridge Heath Brooks Green Burpham Bury Byworth Castle Town Charlton Chichester Chidham Chilgrove Clapham Cocking Codmore Hill Coldwaltham Compton Coolham Cootham Cowfold Crabtree Cross Gate Crossbush Crosspost Dial Post Dragon's Green Dumpford Duncton Durfold Wood Earnley Easebourne East Ashling East Dean East Hampnett East Harting East Lavant East Preston East Wittering Eastergate Elsted Fernhurst Ferring Findon Fishbourne Fittleworth Five Oaks Flansham Fontwell Ford Forestside Fulking Funtington Graffham Halnaker Hambrook Hammer Hampers Green Henfield Heyshott Highleigh Horsemere Green Horsham Houghton Hunston Hurstpierpoint Ifold Itchingfield Kingsfold Kingsley Green Kingston Gorse Kirdford Lickfold Lidsey Littlehampton Littleworth Lodsworth Lower Beeding Loxwood Lurgashall Lyminster Mannings Heath Maplehurst Marehill Maudlin Mid Lavant Midhurst Milland Monk's Gate Newpound Common North Heath North Mundham Northchapel Norton Nutbourne Nutbourne Nyewood Oving Pagham Partridge Green Patching Petworth Plaistow Plummers Plain Poling Poynings Pulborough Pyecombe Rake Rock Rogate Rudgwick Runcton Sayers Common Selsey Shermanbury Shipley Shipton Green Shoreham-by-Sea Shripney Sidlesham Sidlesham Common Singleton Slindon Slindon Common Slinfold Small Dole Somerley Sompting South Harting Southbourne Southwater Southwick Stedham Steyning Stopham Storrington Stoughton Street End Sutton Tangmere Terwick Common Thakeham Thorney Island Tillington Tisman's Common Toddington Tortington Tower Hill Trotton Upper Beeding Walberton Walderton Warnham Warningcamp Washington Watersfield Wepham West Ashling West Barnham West Chiltington West Chiltington Common West Dean West Grinstead West Itchenor West Kingston West Lavington West Marden West Stoke West Thorney West Wittering Westbourne Westergate Westerton Westhampnett Westlands Wheatsheaf Common Wick Wineham Wisborough Green Woodmancote Woodmancote Worthing Yapton





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