DEE  KALSI, BSc (Psych), MSc (Behaviour Analysis)

Dee Kalsi began working as an Applied Behaviour Analysis therapist in 2003 whilst studying for her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. She went on to complete her Masters Degree in Behaviour Analysis in 2010 at Swansea University. Whilst completing her MSc she wrote her thesis in reading interventions and fluency, attending mainstream schools and working with children with reading difficulties.

Dee first started working with children at her local temple, where she taught Punjabi on a volunteer basis to others. Since then, she has continued to work with children in a fun and innovative way, to ensure they learn and excel. Dee has worked with children with autism, challenging behaviours (physical aggression, self-injurious behaviour, and socially inappropriate behaviour), communication difficulties, neuro-developmental disorders and global delays for the last 10 years.

At present, Dee supervises BES home-based ABA programmes and provides support and guidance to parents and careers. She has worked with BES since 2003, has also trained with PEACH, working on their home programmes at the start of her career.

Dee has a particular interest in oral motor treatments for children and specialises in ABA and oral motor integration. She has completed Talk Tools Level 1, a programme for identification and remediation of oral motor disorders, and works closely with a specialist Speech & Language Therapist to implement and monitor these interventions.

Dee has also worked in mainstream schools, training teaching staff to integrate ABA principles into the classroom in order to provide a more supportive and positive environment for children with ASD. She has also implemented social skills programmes to children with inappropriate social skills.  

Dee also has an interest in developing integrated literacy strategies for children who are struggling with reading within mainstream and special educational settings.

Dee has worked on many ABA home-based programs and would like to introduce ABA into mainstream schools, providing a service that can benefit many more children who struggle within the primary curriculum. Dee thrives on the progress of children and believes in achieving the best and aims for all children to succeed and flourish in their lives.