Marisa is a Specialist Teacher and Special Needs coordinator working in an Education Support Outreach Service in East London. She is also a Freelance Education Consultant, Trainer and Researcher. Marisa graduated from University College London with a Psychology Degree in 1982 and a Masters degree in Education Action Research from Sussex University in 2011. Marisa has worked as a teacher of predominantly bilingual pupils for 26 years from Early Years to Secondary in both mainstream and special schools in inner city London and Sussex. Marisa’s has expertise in consulting children with communication needs, the development of language and communication, physical and learning disabilities and Autism. She has also trained as an intermediary at Triangle.