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Marisa has been a practicing paediatric speech and language therapy for over 17 years.
Trained in using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale- ADOS-2. I've been providing assessments using the ADOS since 2015.
She qualified in 2005, having completed an M.A. in Speech and Language Pathology and clinical fellowship year. She also has a B.A. in Psychology which enables her to understand the needs of the entire family and support parents as needed. Marisa has specialist knowledge in Stammering, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Early Intervention, Language Delay/Disorder, Speech Delay/Disorder and Dyslexia. She has significant experience working with children with Autism Spectrum in special and mainstream schools.
Marisa also works with younger children aged 2-5 years old experiencing difficulties in a school readiness programme. Emphasis is on working collaboratively with parents and other professionals in an immediate and high quality manner.
Services include standardised, formal or informal assessment using the most recent and well respected tools. Offers ADOS assessment, CELF-5UK and may other assessments.
A good assessment is like a child’s learning fingerprint, unique to them.
Masters of Arts Degree in Speech and Language Pathology – 2005 – Wayne State University
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology – 2001 – Oakland University
Areas of interest
Autism Spectrum Condition; Developmental delay; Verbal Dyspraxia; Feeding difficulties; Glue ear; ADOS assessment; Stammering;