Belinda, thank you for your time and effort, not only with Jack but also with the family. The difference you have made in Jack’s progress is immeasurable. To have Jack now confidently asking for things is something we could only dream about.
We have enjoyed watching the bond grow between you and Jack and it goes to show what a difference it makes when children struggling to communicate have someone who makes them feel safe and understood.
Although we are sad our sessions have come to an end, the fact that another child like Jack will benefit from having support from you, fills us with such happiness.
Keep up your amazing work.
Kerry and Pete B
parents of autistic child, aged 4 1/2
As a school, we often have children arriving to us without prior notice of the need. This can come as a surprise to school staff as we navigate our way through ensuring we are providing the education the individual needs.
Belinda not only offers first class advice but can come to school to show us how to practically implement the ideas she offers. She is patient and kind but firm with us and gets us to where we need to be.
If we could have Belinda's services full time we would. The results are simply remarkable.
Head Teacher, Primary School
Belinda is just amazing. Our daughter has autism and Belinda's early intervention with her has enabled us to support and understand our daughter and we are forever grateful to her. Belinda is lovely, she puts in tremendous amounts of care and attention into every session. Her enthusiasm is so contagious. Thank you, Belinda,
Ali & Adam M
parent of autistic child age 3
Being supported by Belinda has transformed the way that I support children with ASD. Not only has she increased my confidence and ability, she has also provided strategies to ensure that the children feel confident, settled and independent. She is able to personalise strategies to each child’s needs. Belinda is very supportive and is able to make adults feel calm and confident. We always look forward to Belinda’s visits and we gain so much by observing her model different activities and strategies. The children love working with her and so do we. The children would not be where they are without Belinda supporting us!
EYFS Lead, Primary school
I have been lucky enough to work closely with Belinda over the last four years. She is the font of all knowledge regarding autism, watching her with the children, it really is like she is the autism whisperer! Every child she has worked with has responded so positively and made such a difference. Just watching her and getting her advice has made me and the people working with the children more confident and has enabled us to put into practice all she has taught us.
I can honestly say Belinda has been the person who I have worked with professionally that has taught me the most. What Belinda doesn’t know isn’t worth knowing!!!
SENCo, Primary school
Belinda has helped me with two of my sons who both have a diagnosis of autism. Each child completely different to the other. Belinda not only helped them individually, but she also helped me and how I can support them in everyday life.
My eldest son is non-verbal, and my second son is verbal but struggled to use his words and communicate. Belinda supported my eldest son in his school setting, and my second son in our home.
During the unprecedented times of covid and no face-to-face work permitted, Belinda engaged my second son and I using zoom calls. He desperately needed help with his communication. With advice and modelling from Belinda, my son using PECS to extend his language, was finally able to construct a sentence. He also recognised me as ‘mummy’.
Belinda has an infectious bubbly personality; you can tell that she has real passion for her job. She thrives on the response she gets from the children and family. She puts so much care and attention into each session. My children light up whenever they see her and want to know what is coming out of her ‘Mary Poppins bags!
I will be forever grateful to the woman who helped my child find his voice and my other child to start to engage and interact with the people around him.