Kerry Murphy is an Early Years lecturer and consultant, specialising in wellbeing, behaviour and special educational needs. She is a lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, and works with a number of educational organisations to plan and deliver early years training and projects. Kerry’s passion has always been inclusion and breaking down deficit attitudes about special educational needs and disability with practical and sustainable approaches.
Kerry’s aim in working in the early years is to challenge the deficit narrative around development differences and to improve the quality of play-based intervention so that there is a move away from teaching neurodivergent children to mimic neurotypical skills, also referred to as ‘masking’.
Visit Kerry’s website here, and follow Kerry on Twitter @eyfs4m or Instagram @eyfs4me.
In collaboration with TTS
As a contributor to the TTS Talking Early Years podcast series, Kerry aims to help educators widen their knowledge and understanding of neurodiversity and additional support needs.