Clive has a long association with Hirstwood Training and has well over 30 years’ experience working with children and adults with Autism and complex additional needs. With Richard Hirstwood, he co-authored a chapter in the book ‘Dual Sensory Impairment’ in 1995 which was one of first books in the UK to feature a chapter on multi sensory rooms and learning.

Clive has extensive experience in working with children with challenging behaviour, those on the autistic spectrum and/or with profound multiple and learning disabilities. As a specialist advisory teacher within a Behaviour Support Team, he is skilled at advising/supporting staff to meet the diverse needs of this group.

Clive contributes to many Hirstwood Training events and conferences typically on the following topics:

Sensory issues and challenging behaviour
Identifying and reducing barriers to play
Developing appropriate sensory spaces for pupils with autism
Modifying an individual’s learning environment to maximise their learning potential