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Steph Reed Autism for Teachers

Hi, I'm Steph Reed, an Autism Specialist Teacher and School Consultant

Over the past 15 years, I have taught many incredible and unique autistic children and young people, with a wide variety of abilities and complex needs. In recent years, I have upskilled hundreds of adults including SENCO's, teachers and support assistants with holistic, practical skills and knowledge, so they can effectively support children's individual needs and empower them to achieve. l work with schools and services to ensure high quality, inclusive autism provision and practice, which maximises children's potential and outcomes.

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Leadership

I have held leadership roles in schools, including Autism Outreach Leader, Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) and Inclusion Leader. I am also a recognised Specialist Leader of Education (SLE).

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Projects

I have been involved in successful international projects such as developing an autism education program for an education service in Muscat, Oman. I also advise on inclusion for services and am part of the access panel for the Museums of London.

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Community

I host the Autism Spectrum Teacher Podcast where I share free advice related to autism, neurodiversity and education. I also lead the Facebook community group 'Autism and Inclusive Teaching' to support the sharing of good practice and resources for teachers and parents.

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Get to know me

I am proudly dyslexic and ADHD with my own learning differences and this partly fuels my passion, empathy and understanding of multi-sensory teaching approaches.
I am a big music lover and when I'm not focused on autism related projects, I DJ and produce electronic music.

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Evidence base

In my own practice, I draw upon a wide range of evidence-based, child-centered approaches and my own extensive teaching experience. I belong to many groups in the autistic community and continue to learn from autistic individuals. The children have been my biggest teachers!
*Please note I am not an advocate of ABA.

Qualifications

  • PGCE (Early Years Specialism)
  • BA (Hons) Special Needs and Inclusion Studies and Early Childhood Studies
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Foundations of Successful Coaching

How I support schools, services and families

Flexible courses that you can do in your own time, with bitesize videos and activities and resources that will equip you with practical strategies to effectively support children with diverse abilities and needs

Bespoke support and staff development, to upskill and build capacity in schools and services, having a direct impact on positive outcomes for children

Personalised, one to one consultation or coaching, online or in person. Develop your knowledge, problem solve and get support to implement strategies related to supporting children’s individual needs

Publications

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Meeting Sensory Needs

This free ebook will walk you through understanding different sensory systems, identifying individual sensory needs and give you practical tips and ideas to support the sensory regulation of children.

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SEN Magazine

My article 'Creating Autism-Inclusive Classrooms', was published in the October 2019 edition of SEN Magazine.

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Widgit Software

My article 'Using Symbols to Support ASD Teaching' is featured on the Widgit Software website.

Recommendations

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