Fiona Barry Special Needs Professional
Fiona Barry – has worked since her Bsc. (hons) in Psychology Graduation in 2007 in a Crèche Facility within the Waterford Area and also as a Special Needs Tutor both in a school setting (ASD Unit) and on home tuition programs both ABA and non ABA. Whilst working in the Creche facility Fiona was responsible for children with an age range from 12 months to 5 years of age. Safety and well-being of the children was her priority and identifying and meeting the needs of the child. Within her role, she was responsible to carry out tasks involving play, teaching social skills and child development/ behaviour. This role helped her gain experience in teaching children at such a tender age, and how important it is to be warm and caring in this profession to be able to succeed in this line of work.
Fiona also gained invaluable experience within an ASD Unit in Waterford. Working as an ABA Tutor for students with a primary diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at the time there were 7 students in the school between the age of 4 and 11 years. Fiona worked with students ranging between 9 and 11 years. The students also had varying levels of disability and challenging behaviour. In Fiona's role she was responsible for running the daily programs and identifying any problems within the program for the designated student. She gained direct experience working with students who use an ACC device (Alternative Augmentative Communication). Also working with a variety of behavioural techniques which she learned to apply to her work. Other techniques used are (LAMB) (PECS) (DIRFLOORTIME). Fiona is also a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and works on aliments such as anxiety and depressions, self confidence and boosting self esteem. (Operating under the name of Cheshire Sublime Hypnotherapy).
To date Fiona continues to work self employed as a Special Needs Tutor on Home Tuition Programs in Waterford City with a wider age range. Fiona uses an eclectic approach combining aspects of various approaches and methodologies to suit the individual learner.
Fiona continued to study with the Open University (UK) for a further 2 years, obtaining a Adv. Diploma in Education specialising in Child Development in the family, social and school setting. After completing, she went on to do a Msc. in Psychology specialising in Brain Behaviour and achieved a certificate in ABA First Steps in Autism with Shine Ireland.
Fiona recently finished her studies with the University of Chester (2016) were she gained a post graduate certificate in Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) - specialising in:-
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Fiona has graduate membership with The British Psychological Society (BPS) she continues to enhance her skills Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on a regular basis to keep up-to-date with new and upcoming research in the area of Child Psychology and Play Therapy. Fiona also has been certified by Cornell University, Residential Child Care Project, New York in Crisis Intervention Training.
Fiona is Garda vetted (NVB1) in Ireland and holds (CRB) police clearance UK, registered with the Teaching Council and fully Insured.
Not only is Fiona qualified in this area but she has the drive and passion to succeed and help make a difference in a child's learning experience.
In 2017 Fiona joined up with https://tutora.co.uk/ were she tutors students in the area of Psychology, To find the link to Fiona's page, please visit https://tutora.co.uk/tutors/x85bmkbg
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