Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) The early years environment: challenges and opportunities Communication skills Social interaction Play skills in the early years Making sense of behaviour Next steps Appendices
Jennifer Warwick trained as a speech and language therapist in 2003; she has wide-ranging experience with children and young people with ASD and other complex communication needs across both the National Health Service (NHS) and charitable sector and in independent practice (www.londoncommunicationclinic.com). Jennifer is currently undertaking a part-time PhD at City University of London and is committed to research and best practice. She is a joint author of the Early Sociocognitive Battery (ESB) and trains speech therapists to use the assessment tool. Jennifer designs and runs training programmes for parents and professionals to support their knowledge in developing communication skills. In addition to clinical work she has managed and supervised a team of therapists and continues to provide clinical supervision and training to others. She is an advisor for ASD and social communication and research champion for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT). Jennifer is passionate about improving outcomes in the children and young people she works with.