BSc, GradDipEdPsych, MPsych(Ed & Dev), MAPS
Raelene is the owner of the practice along with her husband Andrew Tompkins who is the Practice Manager.
Raelene is a registered Psychologist and holds a Masters Degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology. Raelene has extensive experience working with children with developmental disabilities and their families, as well as typically developing children, providing educational, social/emotional and behavioural support.
Raelene has worked extensively in early childhood intervention settings including Yooralla and Irabina Childhood Autism Services, and works with schools to provide individual student and staff support, as well as running social skills groups for students. She regularly presents seminars for parents and professionals on topics related to supporting children with special needs in the classroom and in other settings, and has recently presented on “Anxiety and Autism” at the IACAPAP conference in Prague, as well as presenting at previous conferences in New York, and Edinburgh, and across Australia.
Raelene is the author of the “Max and Barnaby” book series, which was created to support the development of skills in social interaction and emotional regulation in preschool and primary school aged children. Raelene is also the author of two books published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers titled “Talking to your child about their Autism Diagnosis – A parents guide” and “Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism Using Minecraft®: A Step by Step Guide”.