SENsational Minds Ltd is an independent specialist teaching advice service for children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder serving schools throughout Essex and Suffolk.
This service is offered by Rhiann Staines who is a fully qualified primary teacher with over 10 years experience and a member of senior leadership teams . Rhiann has taught a range of year groups within a wide range of settings.
Rhiann also holds the National Award for SEN coordination qualification and a master’s degree in Autism (Children). Her passion as a fully qualified SENCo led her to her developing her knowledge in the specific field of autism and A.D.H.D extends to her specialist teaching and advice for all education settings.
Rhiann is also a fully qualified independent ADOS-2 assessor who works in collaboration with Colchester CAMHS to support diagnosis for children who may present with autistic or attention/behavioural related difficulties. Her skills and expertise in this field have developed through her experience of working with a range of children and adolescents on the spectrum. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with professionals and parents to help support and improve outcomes for children and adolescents on the spectrum.
Rhiann is constantly improving and attending a variety of training courses to ensure that her knowledge is delivered at the highest standard and with the most current ideas from research. Rhiann also holds a Level 2 Safeguarding qualification and is fully DBS checked with full insurances held for independent consultancy and advisory work.