Ruth Barker – ‘The Kid Specialist’ has been a Montessori and mainstream Play and Learning Specialist for many years, she has worked with children from toddlerhood through to six years of age.
Ruth currently specialises in preparing Montessori environments for all children from toddlerhood to formal schooling and assists those with developmental delay or learning disorder - having worked with ADD, ADHD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy Chromosome 17q Deletion, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Gross and Fine Motor Delay, Hearing Impairment, Language Delay and Disorders, Mild Form Cerebral Palsy, Rubenstein Taybi Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorders and Speech Delay, whilst she finishes a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at SCU.
On top of this Ruth, is also currently working with pre and primary school children as a tutor. She 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.
Ruth works from The Hut Child Development and Family Learning Centre - Possum Creek - Northern New South Wales of via email or Skype consultation.