Ruth Barker – ‘The Kid Specialist’ has been a Montessori and mainstream Play and Learning Specialist for many years. She currently works with extra needs children from toddlerhood through to six years of age, as well as mentoring children in literacy and numeracy from kindergarten, through to year 7 - whilst she completes a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Southern Cross University.

Ruth specialises in assisting those with developmental delay or learning issues - having worked with ADD, ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, Autism, Chromosome 17q Deletion, Down Syndrome, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, ,Dyspraxia, Gross and Fine Motor Delay, Hearing Impairment, Language Delay and Disorder, Learning Disorder or Disability, Mild Form Cerebral Palsy, Rubenstein-Taybi Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder and Speech Delay.

On top of this Ruth remains as a consultant for childcare professionals, caregivers and parents. She has experience as a web and magazine columnist and, as a presenter on many development, play and learning topics for both professionals and parents alike. Please engage Ruth for your writing or speaking requirements.

Ruth works from The Hut Child Development and Family Learning Centre - Possum Creek - Northern New South Wales of via email or Skype consultation.

Ruth Barker has a Social Science Degree - Child Development and Family Studies and a Montessori Preschool Diploma. With thirty-two years experience, she is a confident advocate for childhood development. Ruth is a proud member of The Australian Tutoring Association and a student member of Occupational Therapy Australia. She is also, a former Citizen of the Year, a Pride of Australia Medal runner-up and twice awarded in 2016 and 2017 with Academic Excellence in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the Chancellor of Southern Cross University.

Contact Ruth to book a consultation at The Hut or via Skype.

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