Jessica is a Level 7 Specialist Teacher and Assessor with a specialism in Dyslexia and in-depth experience of supporting children with Autistic Spectrum conditions and/or social communication difficulties.
After completing her training as an International Montessori teacher, Jessica taught in primary education before training in cognitive assessment for Dyslexia and Specialist Literacy Teaching. She then worked as a one to one literacy specialist then as Special Educational Needs Coordinator at an independent day school in London. In 2014, Jessica co-founded a secondary school for children with additional needs where she took on the role of Vice Principal and Head of SEND.
In 2018, together with Adele Monsef, Julia Avnon and Rosa Matthews, Jessica co-founded The Child and Adolescent Development Centre, a multidisciplinary assessment centre designed to support children and families at every stage of their educational journey.
Along with work in schools, Jessica works in collaboration with law firms offering expert testimony in tribunals to support families in securing Education Health and Care Plans. Jessica is currently training as a child, adolescent and family psychotherapist at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and offers therapeutic support to primary school children as a volunteer counsellor.