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ABOUT ME

Dr Joanna M. Davies CPsychol (665631)

I’m the founder of JMD Consultancy. I am a Chartered Psychologist based in South Wales.  I have a background of experience as a Specialist Autism Practitioner, Multi Sensory Impairment (MSI) Specialist and Additional Learning Needs Professional.


Since 2000, I have provided a number of specialised interventions and educational provision to children with complex needs.

Family well-being is my number one priority, and I go above and beyond to help them through all their obstacles.


Get in touch with me today for more information.

 
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Research Interests - Autism and Attachment

I am a research psychologist with a specialist interest in the overlap between Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attachment Difficulties. I have a paper published in the Journal Of Autism and Developmental Difficulties which explores the similarities and differences in parenting stress and behaviours in parent reports of autism spectrum disorder and attachment disorder.

 

I offer a range of packages:

  • Child Behaviour Assessment 

  • Sensory Assessments

  • Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism 

  • Parenting Support and Interventions

  • Complex Need Packages

  • 'Feels Like Home' Packages

  • Training and support

 

'AUTISM SQUARED'

'Autism Squared' is a parent support package dealing with all aspects of child presentation of children with a diagnosis of autism. Focusing on the understanding of what the behaviours are communicating and how to manage a calm and happy childhood.

Parent Training and Support

 

'FEELS LIKE HOME'

Supporting Carers and the Cared for to feel at Home Together

'Feels Like Home’ is a research based package written by me to meet the complex needs of young people in the looked after system. The package offers bespoke assessments and interventions to support the young person, based on individualised complex need reports from which I provide evidenced based reasons to understand and meet the young persons needs.

 
 
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CHILD ASSESSMENT

Assessment of Behaviour and Needs

I am able to directly assess your child, or assess using a range of ways to find out what is causing the behaviours that are unhelpful. If there is autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) underlying the behaviours I can further assess for this and can diagnose if necessary.

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ADULT ASSESSMENT

Autism Assessment for Adults

If you’re looking for quality Private Assessment for Autism then I am ADOS, 3Di and ADIr trained (assessment tools used) - I will explore your developmental history and together we can find out if autism or ADHD is part of your identity.

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'FEELS LIKE HOME' 

COMPLEX NEEDS SUPPORT FOR LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN

Quality Care Outcomes

‘Feels Like Home’ Report and Analysis of how to support the child in this setting so that the barriers to feeling ‘At Home’ for both Carer and Child are reduced for increased wellbeing and improved outcomes for all.