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The Team

Our Early Steps sessions are run by experienced specialists who have worked with children from 18 months to 20 years old and both have lived experience of neurodiversity.

We understand how children and young people learn and how to break down the skills they may be struggling with whether that is at home or at school or nursery.

As parents we can empathise with the challenges of family life and offer realistic and practical advice that suits your family

Carina Greening BCaBA

Hi, I'm Carina.  

I have always had an interest in how the human mind works, and when I stumbled across Behaviour Analysis following my undergraduate degree in Psychology I was smitten for life!  I have been working with neurodiverse children for over 22 years now.  I obtained a postgraduate certificate in behaviour analysis in 2007, and then gained my BCaBA Certificate (Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst) in 2015.  I have attended extensive training in autism, understanding behaviour, pecs and makaton, SCERTS, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and as part of my certification I have to keep up to date with the latest research and developments in the field.  I am currently undertaking a masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis at Queens University.

When I'm not listening to podcasts related to my job, I'm also a big movie fan, and enjoy spending time with my husband and three children (four if you include the dog!)

My passion is to provide families with evidence based early intervention to give their children the best start, whether this is in a group setting or one-to-one.

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Paulina Malolepska BSc

My name is Paulina and I have been working with young children for 9 years.  My passion is teaching communication and social skills that can empower the children I work with to be the best they can be and so they are able to achieve their full potential. 

My journey in teaching and working with children started in 2012 when I worked as a support worker for children with additional needs.  I set up a successful home-based early years setting in 2015 but when I moved house I switched to working in a specialist school where I have been gaining experience for two years.  I have a bachelors degree in Psychology and additionally completed courses in behaviour analysis and RBT training (registered behaviour technician).  Since I started working as a prospective RBT providing one-to-one tutoring to children on the spectrum I cannot imagine doing anything else! I love my job and providing support to children and families is what I enjoy doing at Early Steps as I strongly believe that interventions based on behavioural principles can make a difference.

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