ABOUT ME

I am a registered graduate member psychologist within The British Psychological Society.

I obtained a degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychological Rehabilitation in Rome, Italy. I started to work with people with autism and learning disabilities in 2013, while I was still studying, and I developed a strong knowledge in ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) and Verbal Behaviour approaches and methodology since then.

Thanks to my job, I also developed a good knowledge of the British Sign Language . Sign Language is a visual means of communicating using gestures, facial expression, and body language. 

Sunnyside Ealing Club

In October 2019, I started with a colleague of mine, Serena Salamino, an afternoon club for children with special needs: Sunnyside Ealing Club.

We are two psychologists with a deep experience in the special needs field with both children and adolescents, suffering from mental health, emotional difficulties and other challenging behaviours, especially qualified on Autism Spectrum disorder, also with delays in speech, language and communication.

Serena and I are both highly trained in ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) and ESDM (Early Start Denver Model) in different settings such as mainstream school, nursery, ABA school and 1:1 home therapy.

The idea behind the project is to give the children the same play opportunities as everybody.

An afternoon club can help them to see that we are all good at different things and that we all have weaknesses.

They can meet kids with similar interests and maybe make some friends. Becoming part of a group can help to build their confidence, social skills and generalise what they learn in the everyday life.

Me and my books

In addition to my academic and professional background in Psychology, I have had a strong passion for reading and writing from when I was a child . I studied to become a journalist and free-lance writer and in 2013, I took my exam to become a Professional Journalist.

I started a new project with two colleagues called “Psicoleggimi” on both Instagram and Facebook.

This helped me to bring together my profession as a psychologist and my passion for books and all things editorial. I write reviews of different books and different genres; for adults, for children, for teachers, for parents and, starting from there, I go on to describe a psychological disorder or a series of events related to the characters and the story.