Friday, 17 May 2013

Independent SEN professionals and therapists


I am putting together a list of independent SEN professionals and therapists based on positive recommendations from parents and carers. This is not an advert and I cannot personally recommend any individual or practice. Most professionals listed will have experience of preparing reports for Tribunals and attending as a witness but it is best to check this yourself.

Independent Advocates and Mediators

  • Fiona Slomovic - Fiona Slomovic runs Advocacy and Mediation Consultants. They  support parents and carers to ensure their child's additional needs are met at home , at school and in the community. They can negotiate with schools, social services and Local Authorities to ensure that children's needs are correctly identified and provided for and can help with appeals to the SEN Tribunal.Tel  07734 679857 / 07702 189889  Email

Speech and language therapists

  • Myra Pontac Myra is the Proprietor of MP Speech and Language Therapy Services based in Stroud, Gloucestershire. She has over 25 years' experience as a paediatric speech and language therapist. Myra has a special interest in autism, language disorder and dyslexia and also has experience in cerebral palsy. Myra has been Consultant at the British Institute for Brain Injured Children and has a high level of experience in rare syndromes. Myra has extensive experience of carrying out assessments for SEN tribunals and has appeared in hundreds of cases as a witness Contact her at Tel 01453 768861/ 07901 508646 Email

  • Charlotte Enenmoh- a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist with extensive experience assessing and treating pre-school and school age children. Tel 07904 658088 Email

  • Margo Sharp - Margo is a Trustee of the speech and language therapy charity AFASIC

Occupational therapists

ABA therapists

Educational Psychologists

  • Dr Sharon Lloyd - Dr Lloyd runs Learning Insights and undertakes a wide range of legal work within the fields of special education law. Dr  Lloyd is well known in the South West as an educational  psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.Dr Lloyd’s diagnostic work spans the entire age spectrum of learning needs and she frequently attends Tribunal as a witness. Tel 0117 9682870/077 6789 56 82   Email

  • Ruth Birnbaum - Ruth Birnbaum has spent 31 years as an Educational Psychologist. She has worked extensively within the legal sector as an Expert Witness in Tribunal & High Court proceedings, including working as a single joint expert in the Family Court. She is also author of the book 'Choosing a School for a Child with Special Educational Needs'Choosing a School for a Child with Special Needs’. Tel 0208 205 6720 Email

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