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 disorder - having worked with ADD, ADHD, Autism, Chromosome 17q Deletion, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Gross and Fine Motor Delay, Hearing Impairment, Language Delay and Disorder, 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.