Senior Deputy Headteacher
Middleton Primary School
Cheryl's knowledge and understanding has been invaluable for myself and my family. I have 3 children age 17,12 and 10 she has always listened and given advice and strategies. In particular helping with my 10yr old , helping with filling in DLA forms and attending meetings at school being my advocate. I can't recommend her highly enough. She just gets it and genuinely cares. Amazing lady.
I have worked with Cheryl for a number of years and have been thouroughly supported in how best to help ASD children in a mainstream setting. Over the years, we have worked together with several ASD children, all with very different needs. Cheryl has shown me strategies for tailoring resouces and the classroom environment to be more ASD friendly and has helped me adapt planning and provide tailored interventions. She remains positive whatever the situation and I have greatly benefitted from working with her.
Cheryl is more than another person with resources or experience, undoubtedly she has these and much more, but what makes her stand out is a special understanding and appreciation of a deeper level of the individual with autism. Our son was diagnosed with nonverbal severe low functioning autism, he struggled to communicate his needs and frustrations, he lacked the ability to sit and focus long enough to learn, and he played but always alone. At the time we heard of ABA Therapy and we hired Cheryl because of her good references and wonderful disposition. Immediately Luke reacted to her, and through positive reinforcement and other methods, she opened up a world for us as a family. We now consider Cheryl part of our family, we share all of Luke’s accomplishments with her, and we are grateful for the immense gift of fun, laughter, patience, communication and understanding both Luke and we have learned. This is why we confidently and wholeheartedly recommend her.
Cheryl offers practical advice based on the individual, rather than the diagnosis. She is an expert in her field and offers solutions that are not obvious.
Cheryl is a great source of knowledge. She helped me understand that every child is different, what triggers to look out for, how to simplify instructions, how to engage children in activities. In fact give me the confidence to put all this into practice every day at school. Her ideas change the way you think and work. Keep it up Cheryl it really works!
Cheryl really relates with our son and gets the best out of him, she also helped with ensuring we knew what assistance we were entitled to and how to go about getting it. I would highly recommend Cheryl to anyone with a SEN child.
Cheryl was very helpful when we received a DLA application for our son. She helped us write a letter about the extra support our son needed and helped word the DLA application. I would highly recommend her.
This lady has helped our autistic son since he was 4 years old he is now now 11 and she is still helping our family!
Cheryl has been there in hours of need, offering absolutely invaluable support for us, our son and his school when we have truly needed dedicated support. Chezzy offers a tailored support system which is programmed for your child not matter where they are on the spectrum. Knowing you are there for us means so much, thank you!!