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Colleagues and Organisations we work with

 

Colleagues

 

Dr Patrick McGreevy, Ph. D, BCBA-D

Dr Patrick McGreevy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 30 years of experience with children and adults of all ages with developmental disabilities.  In 2012, Roo attended training from Pat in London on his functional life skills curriculum, Essential For Living.  Seeing the benefits of a curriculum focused on the skills children need for day to day life and the overlap this had with Tailor Ed’s work, we invited Pat to Edinburgh in 2013.  Pat joined us for a week during which time we ran a 2 day seminar for professionals on Essential For Living and the team also received direct tuition from Pat.  We have embedded much of this training in to our practice and focus on teaching the ‘Essential 8’ – the fundamental life skills required for day to day life to run smoothly.  More information on both Pat and this curriculum can be found below and by following this link.

 

Charlotta Holenstein, MSc, BCBA

Charlotta Holenstein is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and has a Masters degree in Positive Approaches to Challenging Behaviour. Charlotta is based in Edinburgh and has particular experience in working with young people with social and emotional difficulties.  Given this area of expertise, Charlotta has provided our team with training on cognitive behaviour therapy methods and we will at times consult with Charlotta on specific cases or target areas. More information on Charlotta can be found following this link.

 

Organisations We Work With

 

First Hand

 

First Hand provide a range of respite and sitting services in Edinburgh.  Delivered in the family home and local community they provide support and regular respite for parents, children and families affected by having a child with a disability from birth to 18 years of age. At times we team up with First Hand so that our services run in parallel.  A support worker from First Hand can take care of siblings whilst we work with the child in the family with autism and their parent(s). http://www.firsthand-lothian.org.uk/

The Yard

 

The Yard is an adventure play centre specifically designed for children with additional support needs.   They aim to provide care, support, fun and friendship in equal measure whilst encouraging families to let go and promote challenge, personal growth and supported independence for their children.  They offer daily play sessions for special schools as an integral part of their curriculum and weekly soft play for pre-school children. There are family sessions twice a week which couple respite with peer support for mums, dads, and siblings alike. They also run youth groups and a young adults club throughout the year. These give young disabled people the chance to socialise and try out new things with support from the Play team but independent from parents and carers. http://www.theyardscotland.org.uk/

Time Twisters

 

Time Twisters is a soft play centre located in the West of the city. Time Twisters was developed and created by Edinburgh couple Andy & Shirley Hixon and opened in the early summer of 2006.  From the outset the goal has been to offer a higher quality, clean and safe play facility that also offers a better experience for the parents, grandparents and carers that visit.

In November 2014 we began working with Time Twisters to provide a monthly autism friendly play session.  More information about our sessions can be found here http://tailoredfoundation.co.uk/how-our-service-works/  Time Twisters’ website can be found here http://timetwisters.co.uk/

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