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The ChiLD Team

Get to know us

Dr Alexandra Sanderson (Lexie)

 BSc, PhD, CPsychol, Dip CBHT

Woman and Girls on The Autism Spectrum Specialist


Managing Director 

Lexie graduated from Southampton University, UK - with a BSc (Hons.) and a PhD in Psychology. Lexie has been researching and working with families who have children with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism, ADHD and Down Syndrome for many years. Particularly interested in parenting, altered parenting and parental positive perception of children with differences; Lexie also has an active involvement in academia, lecturing on several Masters level courses in Hong Kong including exceptional children, expressive psychotherapies and nurturing gifted and talented children.

Mrs Helen Handley


Woman and Girls on The Autism Spectrum Specialist 


Clinic Director 

Helen studied Psychology at Bangor University, then completed her PGCE at Manchester University. Working in schools for 16 years as a teacher, Special Educational Needs Leader & Assistant Headteacher. Both professional & personal experience has led Helen to feel deeply about the need to ensure children can reach their fullest potential. As a school leader she has focused on training for teachers on meeting the needs of pupils & raising levels of confidence. As teachers we need to change the way we teach rather than the way children learn.

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