Dr. Libby Macdonald (Ph.D.)
Provisional Developmental Educator
Libby is passionate about creating genuinely inclusive settings and promoting self-determination for neurodivergent individuals. She has experience facilitating support groups for parents and providing professional development for teachers.
Libby has a PhD in Autism Studies from Griffith University and a background in education, English, and philosophy. Since finishing her doctorate, she has worked as a sessional academic and researcher. Her work has focused mostly on inclusive teaching practices and bridging the research-to-practice gap.
Her interests include making things from copper, Olympic weightlifting, and coffee. She is also the proud parent of two neurodivergent teenagers.
Libby is available for in-person consults in Gympie QLD and Australia-wide for telehealth consults.
To make an appointment with Libby, please click HERE.
What is a Developmental Educator (DE)?
Developmental Educators are highly skilled multi-disciplinary disability specialists with passion and expertise in fostering the skills, independence and quality of life of individuals with developmental and/or acquired disabilities. They have a practical approach and work holistically across the life span to address issues which may affect the function, independence and social inclusion of individuals with disability, their families and carers.
Developmental Educators implement and develop methodologies that enable the application of effective strategies to support the individual developmental learning goals of people who experience challenges such as acquired brain injury, physical and neurological disabilities, autism spectrum, intellectual disability, and other disabilities.
They also work closely with families and caregivers, and other allied health professionals who may be involved in the support of an individual.
Developmental Educators are highly valued and sought-after professionals in the disability sector, by both parents of individuals with disability and disability service providers to provide developmental and behavioural assessments and intervention supports in line with NDIS Plan.
For more information on Developmental Educators click here.
Information source www.deai.com.au