SEN consultant Andrew Whitehouse is an experienced educator having held leadership, teaching and outreach roles in a range of settings. He has extensive training and experience in the inclusion of learners with ADHD, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), Dyspraxia and Dyslexia. In addition to his work as a trainer, Andrew actively provides outreach services to educational settings nationwide.
Andrew holds a Masters Degree in ASDs from the University of Birmingham and has undergone ADHD Masters Level research at the University of Wales. He is trained in cued speech for the deaf, and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Mentoring and Training Teachers.
Andrew is also trained in safeguarding, and protecting children and vulnerable adults. He is currently undertaking doctoral research in special educational needs. Andrew also has a vast experience of conference speaking and was keynote speaker on tackling mental health at Educate Yorkshire 2016. Andrew is a friendly, approachable and highly experienced speaker.
To view Andrew's TEDx talk, click here .
"It went wonderful, the delegates thought he was really good, please see below some comments from our feedback forms:
'45 mins is too short for the keynote speakers. I could have listened to Andrew all day'
'The first speaker was excellent with lots of great advice and insights.'
'The opening speaker was simply amazing and inspirational!'
'Andrew Whitehouse was brilliant!'"– Kara Lockie, Business and Commercial Senior Support Assistant, Somerset County Council
“Andrew was very engaging and spoke about very relevant things. He was funny and entertaining while getting his message over. Informative, relatable, clear, good practice and reusable material that I can bring to my daily role”– Emily Carter, Senior Conference Producer, University of Salford
"Our unique relationship with Andrew Whitehouse began when I attended one of his fantastic courses. Following the course Andrew gave me his undivided attention to talk to me about specific pupils in our school. Andrew also worked with our staff team to help create a water tight behaviour policy and reward & sanction programme which helped to create a robust and consistent approach to behaviour right across the school from reception to year 6. I would say that our school has never looked back since our initial meeting with Andrew and feel we have a friend and confident in our constant drive to support our children to be the best that they can be."– Nicola James, Head Teacher, St Andrew's Primary School Bishop Auckland
"We have had the pleasure of having Andrew delivering whole school training on ADHD, ASD and Social Stories and Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia on two separate events. Andrew raised awareness amongst staff and shared with us practical, easy strategies to implement in class to help support our most vulnerable students. The impact of his courses was evident the day after, with teachers preparing their own dyslexia friendly packs for their classrooms. Andrew's approach is friendly and relaxed, making it simple to understand for parents and teachers alike what it's like to have learning difficulties and how these impact on children."– Patricia Martin, SENCO, Focus School Swaffham, Norfolk
"I went to a talk Andrew gave to start a day of workshops for TAs. I was blown away with Andrew's enthusiasm and presentation style which engaged 150 people and sparked their own enthusiasms for the day."– Robyn Steward, Autism Advocate and Professional Speaker
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