Managing Director and Senior Consultant
Verbal Behaviour Programme Consultant and Consultant Supervisor, Director and Founder
Louise has over twelve years of experience in providing Verbal Behaviour intervention services to children, teenagers and adults. A Board Certified Associate Behaviour Analyst, she completed the supervision component of her BCBA through Cherish Twigg, MS, BCBA of Establishing Operations Inc. Louise initially received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology Honours, going on to Post Graduate Studies in both Applied Behaviour Analysis and counselling. She is now pursuing her Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, from which point she will be able to obtain her BCBA-D. September 2012 sees Louise beginning her Masters in Child Studies.
Based out of Surrey in the United Kingdom, Louise lives with her husband, toddler, baby and german shepherd. She is the director and consultant supervisor for the NETwork Interventions Ltd. umbrella which comprises of Verbal Behaviour Consultants and Kadayer Counselling and Therapy. She travels across the globe to consult for families, schools and organisations and to provide intensive in-house training for therapists and supervisors.
Louise has designed a number of intensive and informal workshops, which are now delivered throughout Australia, New Zealand and Europe. 2010 saw them presented for the first time in Canada and 2011 saw us moving into establishing a clinic for assessments and therapy in Surrey, UK. This was an exciting move for us as a team. As well as learner specific workshops, Louise has had the pleasure of designing a workshop series specifically to teach teenagers and adults with ASD, and has established the first solely Verbal Behaviour training model and consultation service to run exclusively from Australia. Louise provides specialist consultations to schools and families whose children display challenging behaviours, and whom do not have a formal diagnosis. She has designed a specific workshop for this population, and presents this across the United Kingdom.
2012 has seen us establish a, 'babysitting & therapist service' and has also seen us delivering parenting workshops for a government initiative in the UK. This is a wonderful development as Louise is passionate in delivering 'preventative' rather than 'curative' intervention.
As well as learner specific workshops, Louise has had the pleasure of designing a workshop series specifically to teach teenagers and adults with ASD, and has established the first solely Verbal Behaviour training model and consultation service to run exclusively from Australia. Louise spends the majority of her time in the UK, but visits Australia at least once a year.
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"Our son was diagnosed with Asperger’s aged 7; NETwork Interventions spent a day observing him at school and at home and quickly identified the skills he was lacking – skill deficits that we - and others working with our son - had not picked up on. NETwork Interventions trained us to help our son learn those missing skills. The results have been remarkable – he no longer cries about going to school, his concentration and behaviour are much better and he is far less likely to alienate others by the things he says. Thank you."
Parent in Surrey
"It is always a pleasure talking to Lu and Shelley - we think they are superstars!"
C & C, Ottawa
"We started an informal intervention for our 18 month old last week, Zack. Lu came for an observation around a month ago. This was followed by Shelley spending two days with our family last week. Our 18 month old had three signs and plenty of motivation and social intent, but no requests for items or people. He had a few unintelligible requests for activities and just sounds or unintelligible words for when he labels things. We have done our research. As professionals in the field of child development and with ASD and ADHD in our extended family, we know that it is better to act earlier rather than later. We didn’t want a heavy or burdensome programme for reasons of time, of finance and also of emotion. Admitting there may be a problem is actually very difficult. Last week was extremely draining emotionally in this capacity. We know that prevention is necessary as there is no firm cure and we can’t take the risk of not intervening and waiting another six months as our GP and Paediatrician told us. Shelley came to the farm with us, came swimming with us, to the park and to granny and grandpa’s home with us. She did day to day life with us such as bath time and bed time. The first day Shelley watched what life was like for me, balancing home, children, marriage and work. Life is hectic. The second day we swapped roles and she put recommendations in acting as I would and then supported me to implement it. She is coming back on Thursday to see how we are getting on and she is returning with a new schedule for me after going away to analyse it these last few days. We are absolutely thrilled with Zack’s progress already. His Gymboree teachers commented on his language ‘explosion’. His aunty, who does not know that we are running this intervention, commented on how much Zack is talking this week. I am confident that within a few months, Zack will not have a spiky developmental profile and it looks as though he will have even more skills than his peers at this rate. This is fun and I am so grateful to Shelley, Lu and Ruth who, together, have created the ‘perfect programme’ for us."
Luke, Louise, Lyndsay and Zack, Surrey, England
"This week I have been feeling very defeated with my son changing campuses at school. At the end of my call with Shelley I was filled with hope again. That is why I love our calls. Not simply because of the work with my son, but because Shelley always helps me to see a way forward. "
"I have had previous counselling for over two years but left because of no progress. I am finding the experience with Liz different in a very positive way. After just four sessions I am seeing great progress."
"The observation and assessment period that NETwork complete at the beginning is difficult to understand at the outset, but it turns out that it is an intricate process that [does] indeed find the issues to work on and subsequently address and resolve."
"Dillan had significant behavioural issues and received a very late diagnosis of NVLD when he was 9 years old. This diagnosis did little to help our family. Louise quickly and efficiently set up a programme for our teenage son which rapidly identified his strengths and weaknesses. Shelley taught us and his teachers how to best address these, including language deficits which had previously remained unrecognised, Louise’s team worked within our budget, working hours and extensive travel commitments, working closely with school and our local authority to ensure everybody was on board and funding accessed. At times it felt as though Louise was coordinating a small army. Additional support of parent-counselling through Louise’s team proved invaluable, even though we were originally a little sceptical. It most likely made the difference between success and failure in our ability as parents to sustain a positive family unit whilst implementing the programme. We worked with NETwork Interventions for just under one year."
Dr Edwards, North London
"We would like to say a massive thank you for your hard work during the 2 day assessment. We are so grateful and highly impressed with your level of knowledge, confidence, professionalism as well as the kindness and respect shown to our family. Now, we really believe there is light at the end of the tunnel."