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 tutoring children in literacy and numeracy from kindergarten, through to year 7.
Ruth specialises in assisting 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 completes a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Southern Cross University.
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 either 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.