Lauren has an unique perspective to offer as a highly experienced therapist who is both neuro-diverse herself, and the parent of a child with autism. With over 20-years experience as an early childhood therapist for children with developmental delay and autism, she is highly experienced in behavioural therapy and practised in coaching parents to achieve amazing outcomes. Her mix of empathy and practicality that comes from lived experience raising a child with autism makes her an exceptional parent coach!
Kristy believes in using a child's unique strengths and motivation to support them to learn and flourish, and that parents are uniquely placed to make a difference in their child’s development. Her experience includes over 20 years working with Autistic children and their families as a specialist teacher, Key Worker, certified Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) therapist and trainer, and as a parent coach. She has run the Victorian Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Center at La Trobe, a pioneer in ESDM in Australia. In addition, Kristy is a contributing author to extensive academic research in early childhood development
Speak to our team to ask any questions and tell us more about your family and what you want to achieve. You then decide if Kite is right for you.
Your dedicated therapist-coach will work with via an in-person or virtual ‘home visit’ to build personalised goals for your child and the plan to achieve them.
You meet your coach regularly one-on-one on a video call to learn new therapy skills to apply in your child’s daily routine.
You can access further support at any time on the Kite app. Ask your coach questions, upload videos for detailed feedback, or access personalised content modules based on your plan. You are in control.
As you see results you work with your coach to tackle new learning and development goals for your child and refresh your plan.