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The Associates are fully qualified and experienced Educational Psychologists and are all available to carry out generic work including assessments.

Most are available to carry out individual psychotherapeutic work and training work (individual or on a whole-school basis). They are also available to visit schools to carry out group testing for access arrangements in examinations (GCSE and A Level).

Each of the Associates has a number of special interests, areas of expertise and experience, summarised below. (See each Associate’s page for further details.)

John Eakin

• Assessment of dyslexia in children and adults
• Access arrangements in examinations
• Medicolegal work (including personal injury, traumatic brain injury, medical negligence, sexual and historical abuse)
• Neurodevelopmental disorders in children, young people and adults.

Victoria Bratten

• Dyslexia
• Medicolegal work (including criminal cases and assessment of capacity in young people)
• Psychotherapeutic work
• Study skills support

Ciara Totten

• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Learning difficulties (moderate and severe)
• Anxiety disorders in children and young people

Rachel Brodrick

Areas of Specialist Interest:
- Assessment of specific (dyslexia, dyscalculia) and generalised learning difficulties
- Autism Spectrum Disorder assessment, advice and intervention
- Attentional difficulties (ADHD/ ADD) assessment, advice and intervention
- Therapeutic interventions using the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for anger and anxiety
- Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Fiona Flinn

• Dyslexia and developmental disorders
• Psychotherapeutic work
• Study skills support

Jude Hutchinson

• Assessment of developmental and educational needs and learning difficulties
• Specific neurodevelopmental learning disorders (dyslexia, dyscalculia)
• ADHD assessment and advice
• ASD assessment and advice
• Therapeutic interventions including CBT
• Children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties

Julia Zack

• Dyslexia in children and adults
• Access arrangements in examinations
• Autism Spectrum Disorders
• Attachment
• Therapeutic
• Medicolegal work (including multicultural, discrimination/equality, and human rights work)

Lorraine Carson

• Learning difficulties (moderate and severe)
• Specific learning difficulties in literacy and numeracy (dyslexia, dyscalculia)

Ruth Harron

Provides support for students (secondary and further/higher education) through:

  1. study skills development and support

  1. study support for students with disabilities and mental health difficulties

  2. guidance and training in assistive technology (ICT) for students with disabilities including dyslexia

  3. adult literacy support