autism Spectrum

support services


I am a Specialist Teacher and Behavioural Therapist, based in Cape Town,

with over 20 years’ experience in the UK and South Africa

working with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families



SPEAK Autism is my private practice, 

offering individual specialist autism and behaviour support,

counselling, advice and social-emotional strategies,

for students and their families, schools and professionals.

I also offer a range of autism spectrum condition (ASC) training sessions

and workshops for parents and professionals…

Key ASD Approaches, Strategies & Tools


SPEAK Autism advocates and uses a wide range of well researched, tried & tested, globally accepted, key ASC support strategies and teaching tools for supporting and meeting the unique, individual needs of our clients with high functioning autism and Asperger syndrome and their families.



We have a developmental approach and focus on the individual differences of each client, whilst providing relationship based interventions with the goal of releasing potential, increasing understanding, developing skills and changing behaviour.


SPELL Approach (National Autistic Society, UK)


TEACCH (Treatment & Education of Autistic and Related Communication-Handicapped CHildren)


Social Stories™


Therapeutic principles from DIR Floortime™ Approach (Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship — based model)


Exploring Feelings: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety, Anger and Depression


The CAT-Kit: Cognitive Affective Training


GemIIni DVM (Discrete Video Modelling)


Social Skills Programmes


Family Support and Counselling


Homes Visits & Consultations


Autism Spectrum Training & Workshops


SPEAK Autism Training & Workshops for Parents & Professionals:

Understanding & Supporting ASC


Social Stories Training


Using Structure & Visual Strategies


Managing Anxiety & Behaviour


Understanding Difficulties at Break time


Dealing with Bullying


Developing Social Skills and Friendships


Understanding Teenagers with ASC


Talking about Puberty, Relationships & Sex