About Us

Chattersense is a specialised company developed and facilitated by a qualified Occupational therapist with a post graduate certificate in Ayres Sensory Integration and a Communication specialist with her Regional Makaton Training Qualification. 

MEET THE TEAM

Sharon Craighead is a State Registered Occupational Therapist with over 28 years experience – 19 of them working with children. Additionally she has her post graduate qualification in Ayres Sensory Integration, and is working towards her Masters in this.

Sharon is passionate about “plugging the gaps” for children, young people and their carers and extended support systems.

She has 4 children of her own, 2 of whom have additional support needs – her eldest has a physical disability (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome) and her youngest has Downs syndrome and is Registered blind.

Chattersense was developed to meet the unmet needs of children and young people in the West of Scotland – regardless of diagnosis – we look at each individuals strengths, challenges and create advise and opportunity to help them achieve the things that are meaningful to them.

Marie Craighead

Marie is our Education liason worker. Marie has her degree in child development and early years. She is a new mum to baby Zack and is responsible for the development and educational aspects of the school resource and training programs.

Beverly Smith

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Beverly designed all of our Chattersense family characters and helped with the early artistic creation Chattersense.

MEET THE BOARD

Kati Lironi – is on our Board as a Communication Specialist.

Callum McKinnon – Professional Advisor (Director of bOunceT) and Specialist Occupational Therapist

Andrea Buccahnan – Andrea is a mum of 2 – and is on the Board to help ensure families needs are heard and respected in all decisions made by Chattersense.

Barbara Kennedy – Barbara is a Additional Support Needs Teacher who assists us in ensuring we are delivering a needed service to our schools.

ADVISORS TO THE BOARD

We have a young men with Sensory and communication needs who helps us ensure young peoples needs and wants are head.

Here’s a sample of some of the fun we have in our sessions:-

As a team they are uniquely placed to offer both professional and practical experience alongside empathy and understanding.