Our Autism & Social Communication Outreach Team

Giulia Bruno heads our Social Communication Outreach Team (SCOT). Giulia and her team have a passion for supporting children with complex social communication difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Using a range of evidence-based approaches (including the SCERTS framework and the DIR Floortime model), the Social Communication Outreach Team offer schools and families a completely flexible and tailor-made support package.


Social Communication Outreach Team


Please contact Kids First to discuss your unique needs. Below is an example of how the SCOT service could work to support your child:

Full day package: £350
(please note this does not result in a diagnosis) one of the specialist SCOT’s team will attend for a FULL day in school or at home.

08:30 – 13:00
consultation with parents / carers / staff and observations of the child in different settings. Giulia will conduct an assessment using formal and informal measures, review any paperwork and do a thorough assessment of the environment.

13:30 – 16:30
report writing, with recommendations for support / changes and suggestions for adapting the environment plus any ongoing training for parents or staff. The therapist will signpost parents / staff to online courses and / or discuss bespoke training.

Wrap-around service: £80 per hour + travel
Follow-up visits can be arranged for intervention, training or any support that’s required to help meet the needs of your child.

Following a consultation at Kids First our therapists would be able to recommend a formal speech and language and/or a social communication assessment.