Claire Solesbury

I have worked as an Associate for SEND Supported since September 2020, previously working as a Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant, specialising in supporting pupils with Autism Spectrum Condition, Sensory Processing Disorder, Pathological Demand Avoidance, Anxiety and associated mental health difficulties.


I have worked with children and young people individually and in small groups, delivering social skills intervention programmes, life skills and study skills; always focusing on the needs and interests of the young person and offering strategies to help them survive and thrive in everyday life. After experiencing my own son’s difficulties and his diagnosis of ASC and Sensory Processing Disorder, I have been fascinated in, and passionate about helping children and young people with additional needs.

When I’m wearing my other hat, I am providing Equine Assisted Learning. I find it breathtaking how through their non-judgemental approach, horses can help young people to Heal, Trust and Accept.

Qualifications and professional training: SEN TA level 3, Advanced Autism Diploma, Understanding Mental Health, Lego Therapy, Comic strip conversations, Drawing and Talking, Equine Assisted Larning.